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Sara J.
Los Angeles, California
Learn violin from a professional who can show you the tricks of the trade with quick results!
When students take lessons from me, they gain knowledge in technique, musicality, but also in ease and comfortability. I make sure we learn about proper posture, different bowing styles, left hand work, how to make a line sound beautiful, how to play a tough passage with ease, etc. I also focus on making sure we prevent future injuries that can occur over time that many musicians tend to face when playing improperly. This is done by consistently reminding the students to play in a relaxed and loose manor. We "re-learn" our motor skills, in a sense, because if we know exactly how a movement is made, we can relate it to how we make a similar movement while playing the violin. My students are never afraid to be curious and ask questions. There are many open conversations about why we do something. Sometimes teachers will make students play music a certain way, but the student does not know why. I can help provide a why and if I don't have one, we can find one together.
About Sara J.

Sara Jones grew up in Pasadena, CA where she began her violin studies at the age of 7. She went on to receive both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Redlands. Sara has performed with various orchestras around Southern California including The Redlands Symphony Orchestra and The Santa Monica Symphony. She currently freelances around Los Angeles, has been on numerous recordings, and has even ventured outside of the classical world into mariachi, jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rock. In her free time, she loves to paint, decorate, cook, watch movies, play games, and hang out with her family, friends, and cats.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2011

Education

Master's of Music: Violin Performance

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Avatar of the tutor
Sara J.
Los Angeles, California
Learn violin from a professional who can show you the tricks of the trade with quick results!
When students take lessons from me, they gain knowledge in technique, musicality, but also in ease and comfortability. I make sure we learn about proper posture, different bowing styles, left hand work, how to make a line sound beautiful, how to play a tough passage with ease, etc. I also focus on making sure we prevent future injuries that can occur over time that many musicians tend to face when playing improperly. This is done by consistently reminding the students to play in a relaxed and loose manor. We "re-learn" our motor skills, in a sense, because if we know exactly how a movement is made, we can relate it to how we make a similar movement while playing the violin. My students are never afraid to be curious and ask questions. There are many open conversations about why we do something. Sometimes teachers will make students play music a certain way, but the student does not know why. I can help provide a why and if I don't have one, we can find one together.
About Sara J.

Sara Jones grew up in Pasadena, CA where she began her violin studies at the age of 7. She went on to receive both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Redlands. Sara has performed with various orchestras around Southern California including The Redlands Symphony Orchestra and The Santa Monica Symphony. She currently freelances around Los Angeles, has been on numerous recordings, and has even ventured outside of the classical world into mariachi, jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rock. In her free time, she loves to paint, decorate, cook, watch movies, play games, and hang out with her family, friends, and cats.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Master's of Music: Violin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Sara is great with kids! She was very patient and helpful to Grace. We really enjoyed having her as a teacher. Thanks Sara!!

Posted Jan 14, 2018
Student's home

Sara is knowledgeable and patient. She made my daughter fell comfortable. It was easy to schedule sessions with her and she arrived prepared. I liked the way she worked on foundational skills that were tailored to my daughters needs.

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Teacher's Studio

I like Sara!! I have learned Violin with her for over 9 months. My violin skills have improved a lot! She was very patient to explain how to practice different violin skills in detail. Her teaching methods were very helpful for me to improve comprehensively. She is excellent.

Posted Sep 9, 2017
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Instructor details
Violin
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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S. Westmoreland Ave.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30