Find a violin teacher in Palo Alto, CA

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Top 10 violin lessons in Palo Alto, CA

Students agree: these Palo Alto violin teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dandan Lessons

Dandan Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Nicole Y. says, "Attention to my daughter's progress, to better structure her future lessons, has been a key to improving her piano skills. I recommend starting with Julietta to build a foundation, and then continue with someone like Franco to push ahead. Both are excellent music teachers." Read more
Gary Breitbard Music

Gary Breitbard Music

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Palo Alto, CA
I'm one of the very few piano accordion teachers in the South Bay Area. I have a vast repertoire of music in many different styles and can teach at all skill levels. I have small accordions to loan -- they don't stress the back. I love accordion music and love to introduce people to it. Everyone enjoys the music that I play, even if they don't know that they like accordion music.
Traditional And Suzuki Violin Teacher

Traditional And Suzuki Violin Teacher

New on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Classical and the Suzuki approach with a number of students from the ages of 4 to adult. I teach mostly out of my home in Atherton. I have a studio in Palo Alto where I also offer group classes. I have a few openings so I can do housecalls also. If you are interested in taking lessons with someone who has 34 years experience, please contact me at+16506702886. Thank you.
Toshiya Violin &viola Lessons

Toshiya Violin &viola Lessons

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
I have over 25 years of teaching experience on violin and viola from beginners to advanced levels. Unlike many other string teachers I am highly proficient at playing piano and able to provide accompaniment during lessons, recitals and exams. The studio is equipped with a well maintained grand piano and enormous sound recording library. I have high standards and expect students to show up to each lessons well prepared. If one would like to develop strong technical and musical foundation, you have come a right place! See each students improve and mature musically and technically....
Jinny's Violin Studio

Jinny's Violin Studio

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
At Jinny’s Violin Studio, every student is not only assured a unique, personalized learning journey but is also encouraged to actively participate in enriching musical experiences. Jinny’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the studio walls, with her students often becoming integral members of prestigious youth orchestras such as GSYO, CYS, and SJYO, California All State Orchestras as well as numerous competitions. With Jinny's guidance, students are meticulously prepared to excel in auditions and competitions, ensuring that they not only develop a strong foundation but also thrive in their musical pursuits. Whether pursuing the violin
Emily Greitzer

Emily Greitzer

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
I am a violinist in the Bay Area, available to teach students of all ages and levels. I have degrees from the Eastman School of Music, as well as the San Francisco Conservatory. I have also participated in the New World Symphony fellowship under Michael Tilson-Thomas.
Schumann Lessons

Schumann Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Offering Private Music Lessons, after school Tutoring lessons, Master Classes and Workshops, in-home lessons in the Violin and Viola Instruments, Music Theory, and Orchestra and Choir Conducting. VIOLIN & VIOLA INSTRUMENT Age groups: 3-5 – getting to know the instrument and it is for the little fellows 5-12 – beginners, medium and advanced level at early age 13-16 – growing in music performance 17-24 – becoming a professional 24- and over ...for everyone who loves music Solo playing Orchestral playing Chamber music playing SUZUKI Method European method of the legendary violinists & viola musicians of our time or in the past in Germany, France
Tzeng Violin Studio

Tzeng Violin Studio

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Jay C. says, "I am grateful and feel fortunate that I've come across Jennifer Tzeng many years ago. I have been working on and off with her, both as her student and as a fellow musician. I currently keep a very busy performance schedule throughout the Bay Area. So it's too easy to slack off on refining the fundamentals. Jennifer keeps me on my toes, and reminds me to keep working toward becoming a better musician! She has a rare gift in zoning into what the student needs at all levels. As it goes with any artistic learning, there are things you simply cannot put into text books or technical reference. It takes wisdom from experience and artistic vision of a master teacher to breathe that into the student. Jennifer does just that. I'm also a full-time professional teacher (in a non-music related field) who works with children, teens and adults - from recreational to world class levels. So I truly appreciate what I see in Jennifer's approach on how she works with children and families. As one of late Anne Crowden's true success stories, Jennifer is on a never-ending search for the "core" of what brings magic to a string instrument. This endeavor has had a profound impact on my own learning as well. I am proud to be able to say that, thanks to Jennifer, I find true joy in finding that sound in my own music." Read more
Starlight Music

Starlight Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Official Resume and Bio for Emily Palen Professional Violinist, Violin and Piano Teacher Emily Palen, a professional violinist, pianist and composer has led a career as a solo performer, recording artist and composer. From Midland, MI, Emily began to study classical violin at the age of 4 and piano at 5. Her violin teachers were Lyman Bodman, Michael Avsharian (a student himself of Ivan Galamian) and Paul Kantor, violin professor at the University of Michigan School of Music. She released her first solo violin improv album “Glass ~ Live at Grace Cathedral” in 2012 and her second improv album “Creation” a year later. Emily founded her own mus
Jun-Ting Wei (Justin)

Jun-Ting Wei (Justin)

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
I’m Jun-Ting Wei known as Justin, a 26-year-old violin and viola teacher. I hold a Master’s degree from SFCM and a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Singapore. I’ve performed with orchestras like Taipei Symphony, Singapore Symphony, and participated in festivals like Taipei Music Academy and Festival, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute, and Pacific Music Festival. My teaching philosophy is rooted in passion, patience, and optimism. I believe my experiences, including my participation in these renowned orchestras and festivals, can guide students from various angles, equipping them with both musical skills and life s

Your Violin Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do violin lessons cost near me?

Violin lessons cost $30 to $80 per session for classes starting at 30 minutes long or up to 60 minutes long. A private violin teacher costs $50 to $80 for an hour. A group lesson costs $20 to $30 each time.

You can expect to pay $190 to $360 every month when pre-booking violin lessons.

Are violin lessons worth it?

Violin lessons are worth it if you aspire to enhance your skills rapidly and perform for audiences. Expert tutelage in the violin can aid in cultivating appropriate techniques and tackling challenges efficiently, thus accelerating progress.

Learning violin without private feedback is extremely difficult and takes much longer.

How many violin lessons do I need?

You need as many violin lessons as it takes to reach your personal goals, depending on how good you are now, how much you practice, and how qualified your teacher is. Most folks need to take violin classes regularly for many months before they can play a basic song or read music.

Generally, it takes about 3 to 6 years to start playing many different songs quite well. If you want to play like a professional, it often takes more than 10 years of ongoing practice and tutoring.

How long are violin lessons?

Violin lessons are 30 minutes long for beginners and up to 60 minutes long on average. Extended lessons are only for advanced students, will cost extra, and are subject to the teacher's availability.

What age is best to start violin lessons?

The best age to start violin lessons is between 4 to 7 years old at the earliest, or whenever you have a strong enough focus on learning and can hold the instrument comfortably. Children need to exhibit sufficient physical coordination and concentration before they can start violin lessons.

However, adults are capable of learning and deriving pleasure from playing the violin, irrespective of their age.

How do I find a violin teacher near me?

You can find a violin teacher nearby very quickly by browsing the listings here on the Lessons website. Alternatively, you can ask for affiliated private teachers at local music stores.

  • Before hiring a violin teacher in your area, always remember to:
  • Compare the prices of at least 3 violin instructors.
  • Read what others have said about the teachers on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask them which of their past students you can talk to for a reference.
  • Get a written agreement and a lesson plan before the first lesson.
  • Follow a plan to pay a little at a time until you feel sure the teacher is right for you.

What questions do I ask a violin teacher before hiring?

Here are some questions to help you find the best violin teacher:

  • How many years have you been teaching the violin?
  • What age group of students do you prefer teaching?
  • How many degrees in music do you have, and do you play professionally?
  • Can I try out a lesson for free or with a discount to see if it works for me?
  • Do you have violin rentals at your school if I don't have one at home?
  • How much do I need to practice to reach my goals?
  • What books or sheet music should I buy?
  • Can you change how you teach to help students with special needs?
  • What kind of violin music are you best at teaching?
  • Should I expect homework to memorize?
  • What should I bring, and how long does each class last?
  • Can I get a copy of our class schedule, agreement, and how to pay?
  • What happens if I need to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I pick some of my favorite songs to learn?

Reviews for Palo Alto violin lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Palo Alto area.
Lukki L.
Julieta is a very passionate, kind, and patient violin teacher. My sons love taking lessons from her. We highly recommend her as a violin teacher.
Dandan lessons
Jian C.
My daughter has been taking lessons with Jay. She's recently turned 6. She has such a lovely time with teacher Jay. He's funny, and caring. Very child friendly! He seems to keep a good track of my daughter's progress and I can tell she loves learning viola playing.
Learn how to play a VIOLA!!!
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