Featured Violin Teachers Near San Francisco , CA

Julie L

Julie L

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I love seeing my students grow in their knowledge and appreciation of music!  Excellence is rewarding, and I teach the process to get there from whatever level we begin. I use positive reinforcement and notice what the student is doing right.  Then, I give critique and an action plan to improve performance.  It feels good for the student and teacher when they learn the methods to break down what is currently difficult into smaller pieces so that it is both manageable and possible to go further than they thought.  This is a skill that can help students not only in music, but in all aspects of their studies and life.  We work together to rise above any challenges and create successes.

Sophia K

Sophia K

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I first discovered my love for teaching during my college years.  I maintained a private studio for three years of my time there, and have been instructing privately and in local schools since that time.  With a recent teaching history including Cazadero Music Camp, Berkeley High School, West Portal Lutheran School, The Mark Music School, and the Northern California Music and Art Culture Center, I hope to offer you the tools, motivation, and insight to make your learning experience positive and rewarding.  My teaching style is structured, but compassionate, as I believe that the right balance of difficulty and fun is the key to continually motivating my students.  Though learning a new instrument can be frustrating at times, regular, scheduled practice time, and knowing how to practice effectively is the key to breaking through the invisible walls sometimes encountered in violin playing.  As a teacher, my main goal is to serve my students and instill in them a love of music.  Due to this philosophy, I am always thinking of new ways to adapt to my students' needs and explain/work through difficult concepts and areas of the music. Lastly, I believe that playing music with others is a crucial factor in motivating a student to practice and learn on their own.  Therefore, I highly encourage all of my students to participate in recitals and ensembles where they can share their accomplishments, make new friends, and admire joint achievements.  I teach all ages, and currently specialize in starting beginners out on the violin.

Samuel B

Samuel B

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I am a passionate musician and a music educator with extensive experience teaching both children and adults. I love to share my passion for music with my students so they also can share it with others through performing and doing any kind of musical activity. I graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a Masters in Fine Arts. I also played in Symphonic Orchestras for many years. It is a fact and it's also my genuine opinion that music helps students to develop skills such as time management, communication, patience, and perseverance. In general, teaching music is part of educating the whole person.

Yuka Y

Yuka Y

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For kids starting new music instrument, I would like to give him/her joyful  music time. Lesson materials will be tailored, depending upon lesson stage and learner's personality so that students enjoy learning music. 

Kashi E

Kashi E

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I believe that above all else a teacher should be inspiring and motivating, especially for younger students. "Dare to be musical" was a phrase that one of my former teachers used and I strive to bring that to every lesson that I teach.

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