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Sarah B.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Sarah B.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I received both my MM as well as my BM degrees in violin performance. I've studied with with many world renowned musicians and am a very active international performer, performing from CA and CO to London and Cuba.

I am a native of California, born and raised in Los Angeles and have been surrounded by musicians my whole life. With both my parents and my brother playing the cello, I have always found passion and love for music and the community built by musicians. I started playing piano at a young age and after a few years transferred to violin which I then dedicated myself to and grew into my career.

Lessons are whatever you need them to be, but in general I will focus on using scales, etudes and solo repertoire to: solidify technique, improve ear training, and expand your musical portfolio.

I believe that music can be learned and loved by everyone from young children to adults and by ...

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As a professional violinist I have had the privilege to study and work with countless incredible musicians, including the Cavani Quartet, Peter Salaff, Keith Robinson, the Dover Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. An avid orchestral player as well as chamber player, I have also played with orchestra

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Joanna R.
I've been taking lessons with Sarah for a few months now and am so pleased - I played violin as a youngster but hadn't played meaningfully in nearly 20 years. Sarah was great at immediately assessing my level and tailoring our lessons to me. She is extremely patient, challenges me to an appropriate level, and does a great job of incorporating just the right about of theory to make my lessons meaningful yet fun and engaging. I highly recommend Sarah and am so grateful I found her!
Sophia
Sarah really helped me with my basic techniques! I've been trying to learn how to play violin by myself over the pandemic and finding online lessons with her was the ANSWER. She's incredibly kind and patient and explains posture and walks me through scales and etudes to strengthen my basics. Sarah also has a broad understanding of repertoire, which I hope to also be able to play soon!
Zoey
Sarah is a great teacher! Her combined use of technical and musical ideas has increased my appreciation for music and has made me better at the violin!
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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from the

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Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.
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Jenny B.

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  • Violin Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jenny B.

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Whether you’ve heard her on any of the Disney Park shows and rides Internationally or on numerous movie scores like Forrest Gump, Paw Patrol or Father of the Bride, classically trained violinist, Jenny is excited to bring over 40 years of teaching, recording and performance experience online.

I love my job! There's no doubt that performing at a high level is exciting but having the opportunity to perform consistently and confidently comes with hard work. I don’t mind working hard but practicing doesn't have to be a chore. It has to be efficient and engaging, at any level.

Jenny has enjoyed student of all ages and levels (yes, even adults!), using traditional, Russian and Suzuki methods. Many of Jenny’s students have continued professionally, while others play for personal enjoyment.

I'm currently a session player in Nashville and some days are filled with recording violin effects that aren't traditionally taught but learned through experience. I'm excited to share both ...

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Jenny has performed throughout the US, Europe, Mexico, Peru and Australia as a soloist, chamber musician or symphonic player. Winner of many awards and competitions, including the National Advancement for the Arts Award, Jenny has enjoyed a career as a symphonic and session player in San Francisco

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Brooke E.

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Starting at $38
  • Awarded 2nd Place Winner - Solo Division from 2014 Rondo Young Artists Competition NYC
  • Bachlors of Music - Violin Performance from New York University - Steinhardt
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brooke E.

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Hi, my name is Brooke! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from NYU with my degree in Violin Performance and recently graduated from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music with my Masters in Violin Performance. I have been playing violin for 20 years, beginning with the Suzuki method at a young age. I have extensive experience performing solo repertoire, chamber music and orchestral pieces and have performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Rudolfinum in Prague.

My teaching philosophy is aligned with the Suzuki method — I believe that every child can! I grew up with the Suzuki method and have received training as a registered member of the Suzuki Association. Every person can learn music and I would be honored to part of your musical journey. I have 5+ years of teaching experience and working with various ages. I am a firm believer in starting children at a young age with a strong emphasis on good set up, posture and technique. However, I teach classical music to various ...

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Brooke began playing the violin at age three and studied at the Northern Virginia Suzuki Music School with teachers David Strom and Ronda Cole. Shortly after moving to New York, Brooke continued her studies with Juilliard instructor, Lucie Gelinas and enrolled in the Lawrence Eismen Center for Prepa

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Laura M.

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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2010
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Laura M.

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Laura is thrilled to join the TakeLessons community and share her love of music with students of all ages and levels! She is certified to teach Suzuki Violin, books 1-4 and, as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has helped many adults prepare for College and Orchestral auditions around

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Nathan N.

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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 10 to 18
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Nathan N.

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Learning an instrument can open your mind to new insights in life, and just like with languages, will be much easier to comprehend at a younger age. If you're looking for violin lessons for your child, look no further. As a young person, I believe that I will not only be able to connect with younger students like no other, but also teach and instruct with more than nine years' experience in both orchestra and chamber orchestra across Fairfax and Loudoun County, all at an affordable price. With Superb Violin Lessons, your child can learn a beautiful instrument, have fun, and maybe even find themselves sitting in the first chair.

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Hi there! My name is Nathan, and if you're looking to open your mind to new insights in life and express yourself in a way like no other with the violin, you've come to the right place. I have five years of experience practicing in my elementary and middle school orchestras (fourth grade through e

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Francisco is $116. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $95 and $134 per hour.
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"She continues to amaze! Absolutely wonderful teacher and very easy to work and extremely accommodating in every way. I just don’t think it gets much better than this!"
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Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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"I have been taking violin lessons with Connie for almost 2 years now and i would highly recommend her! She has really helped me correct a lot of my bad habits from years of just playing on my own. Connie is professional, very patient and passionate about music and teaching. I take lessons with her privately (not with Take Lessons) and am thankful to have her as my teacher!"
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Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"I’m an adult learner of violin with a full-time work schedule that frequently goes over 45 hours during slow weeks. I’ve never been what many would musically talented, but the desire to learn an instrument has always been there. Like a lot of people with a full-time schedule and trying to advance their career, it’s hard to carve out time for extracurricular hobbies. On a whim, I decided to learn violin and bought one from Amazon. I quickly realized I was out of my depth. I went looking for an instructor and found Ha-eun on Take Lessons.

She’s a fantastic instructor because she’s always willing to take time to answer questions, change the lesson plan to fit what the student’s needs at that time, and focus on the basics while learning how to play music. There is a lot to know when playing violin and it can feel quite overwhelming. Ha-eun broke down some of these big overwhelming chunks into small comprehensible sizes. There is an art in teaching an instrument without making the process frustrating, and she actively tries to make learning how to play violin easy on the student. The violin is a difficult instrument, especially when you realize there is no frets on it. I think Ha-eun does an excellent job and recommend her as an instructor."
Mark Wilson
Took Violin lessons from Ha-eun R.
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"Dr Carolyn is very patient & made every step of my beginning lesson enjoyable. I’m looking forward to my next lessons on the web with her!"
Mennen
Took Violin lessons from Carolyn B.
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"Keiko is a skilled and thorough teacher. She knows how to pinpoint what a student needs and break it down to approach in a practical way. She can talk inspirationally and knowledgeably about the musicality of a piece, but then will show the technique to achieve it. She has high standards yet puts one at ease with her care, attentiveness and warmth."
Elaine
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Ava is amazing! My 6 year old daughter had a wonderful first lesson getting acquainted to her violin. Ava was patient, kind, super informative and even sent us detailed information of items to purchase that will help my daughter learn easier. Thank you so much, Ava!"
Jennifer Evans
Took Violin lessons from Ava P.
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"She is very patient and experienced teacher."
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Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Very nice and professional. My daughter loves her."
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Took Violin lessons from Emily S.
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"Mrs. Rosemarie is a great instructor. she takes her time to make sure my daughter understands and feels comfortable. She is sweet, patient and kind. I am impressed how much she has learned. She loves her violin classes and Ms rosemarie."
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Took Violin lessons from Rosemarie R.
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"Keiko is a sensitive teacher who is both fun and demanding at the same time. She acted as a chamber music coach for me and her careful advice helped us a great deal. Highly recommended."
Dave
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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Violin Lessons in San Francisco, CA

Have you always dreamed of playing the violin? Now is the time to make your dreams come true. Sign up for violin classes near you in San Francisco, CA. No matter if you are a beginner student or a more advanced player, you’ll find the best violin lessons right here with TakeLessons.

When you join our violin classes, you’ll have the chance to get to know this amazing instrument inside and out. If you’re a beginner, you’ll start with the basics like learning the notes and properly holding the instrument. But if you’re more advanced, we’ll help challenge you to reach new heights. Maybe you want to learn to master the most iconic violin solos by the likes of Bach and Beethoven. Or perhaps you’re eager to pick up the fiddle style of playing so you can impress your friends and family

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with Irish gigs and Scottish tunes. Whatever you have in mind when it comes to playing this instrument, violin lessons can help.

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At TakeLessons, we provide convenient and low-cost violin lessons near you. When you sign up with us, it’s easy to find classes in your area. You can choose your preferred instructor and pick a time and place that works best for your schedule. Whether you want to take violin classes in the mornings before work or in the evenings after school, you can find a music teacher who can accommodate. What’s more, our violin instructors can teach students of all skill sets and ages, whether you are just learning the violin or looking to challenge what you already know.

During your private violin lessons, you will receive customized instruction to help you meet your goals. Maybe you want to gain the confidence to join the local orchestra in your community. Or perhaps you want to master fiddle music. Whatever it is, your private teacher will provide you with the personalized attention you need to progress.

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