Anna's Violin Lessons

Anna's Violin Lessons

5.0 (13)
Best of 2021
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

Anna is an lifelong improvising violinist with an eclectic array of influences. She has been an active collaborator in studio and on stage with a broad range of artists and bands in the alternative music field — as a violinist she’s known for her strong melodic and rhythmic improvisational skills, great ear and technical proficiency in jazz, classical, and American roots idioms.
After finishing her jazz performance and songwriting studies at Berklee College of Music, Anna moved to New York City and worked as a professional violinist, vocalist and composer for several years. There she wrote, performed, and recorded with a multitude of songwriters, bands, multi-media performance artists and Broadway sound designers, lending her well-versed and unique improvisational style to a wide variety of musical projects.
Anna has been teaching private violin and viola students since 2001, and happily offers instruction to players of all ages and levels. Lessons are catered to the student, allowing each individual’s musical interests and proficiency level guide the process. Anna is also a certified beginning Suzuki Violin teacher, and is a warm, kind and thorough teacher.

Teaching music brings me great joy because I get to witness curiosity and passion and tangible success in my students every day!

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Montrose, CA 91020
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13 Reviews

5.0

  • — Japheth, father of Daphne

    “Anna was very patient and encouraging with the intellectual and physical challenges of learning violin. Our 6 year old daughter looks forward to her weekly violin lessons.”

  • — Barrett, mother of Stevie

    “Stevie has been a student of Anna’s for about a year and it is so wonderful to see the progress over that time. Anna is a dedicated and warm teacher and guide. She and Stevie have developed their own relationship and that works to encourage growth and accountability. Highly recommend.”

  • — Terri Reyes

    “I loved taking lessons with Anna. She was so patient with me and really took a holistic approach to my learning needs. It’s quite challenging learning a new instrument as an adult but she made the process so pleasant. She is very adaptable and looks at everything in the equation of your personal learning style.”

  • — Maya, age 10

    “Anna is a great viola teacher and is extremely patient. She helps me make sure that I have good positioning, before moving on to more difficult things. She is very considerate and can match anyone’s needs. I am very lucky to have her as a viola teacher.”


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

All lessons will be tailored to your individual skill level and musical interests.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a Berklee College of Music alum, and have decades of experience as a professional violinist.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$45 for a 30 minute lesson (recommended for young beginners)

$55 for a 45 minute lesson (recommended for young intermediate students, and adult beginners)

$65 for a 60 minute lesson (recommended for adults with some experience, and any advanced students)


How did you get started teaching?

I love inspiring others to find passion in whatever they're doing. Teaching violin and viola was a natural fit for me, because I've been a lifelong violinist and truly enjoy sharing my skills with others. I find so much joy in watching others learn and seeing them succeed!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages and from many walks of life.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who sparks the joy of music in you. Learning takes discipline, but it should also be fun!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

It's good to consider beforehand how much you can realistically commit to practicing. Remember that frequency is more important than the length of the practice session. Even five minutes a day in the beginning can move you forward leaps and bounds, making your investment in lessons really pay off!

Students must come with their own instrument. If you have any questions about how/where to obtain one, I'm happy to help.


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