Violin/Viola Lessons

Violin/Viola Lessons

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About this pro

Music reveals to listeners secrets hidden deep inside ourselves. Learning to play an instrument brings this a whole new level, and teaches us to harness the power of our minds! We'll learn how to play the violin together using this mindset, with tips and tricks from physics, physiology, and performance psychology.

We'll set goals and intentions, and we will work smartly towards these goals. We'll set goals according to your goals, whether that's getting into a music program or school, or if you want to play the violin for friends and family! If you want to take exams or participate in competitions or performances, we'll figure that out as well!

We'll learn about music theory and musicianship in addition to learning the violin, because these are so integral to the making of music. We'll train the reflexes necessary to play the violin, so that with enough practice, you can play the violin naturally without strain or tension.

On top of that, and probably the most important of all, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery where we will develop many of the characters and personalities which are useful in everyday life, whether you're playing the violin, sitting in class, or at the office!

I have certificates and diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Mount Royal University, and the University of Sherbrooke. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Ian Swensen, under the sponsorship of the Sergei Barsukov Scholarship for Violin

I love to share my knowledge of music and the violin with my students, and I love learning about the things that they discover!

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San Francisco, CA 94103
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5 Reviews


  • Phoebe Wade

    My daughter had violin lessons with Luke and she has improved so much. We’ve tried a few different teachers now but no one has been as helpful as Luke. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons!

  • Sophie Chen

    My daughter has been improved a lot since the time she first met Luke about last year! Her playing is getting more mature and musical!

  • Christine Provost

    My son has had a hard time figuring out how to play the violin but Luke was super patient and took his time to explain things in a way that really helped him. Luke is obviously very experienced and capable and that shone though in his teaching. I would highly recommend.

  • Olivia Wang

    Luke is very professional and knows how to get solid results in my son’s playing. I am very satisfied, and I recommend to everyone!

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

1. Discuss goals and intentions.

2. Create a plan to achieve the goals and intentions.

3. Follow the plan while enjoying the process!

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

I have a certificate and diploma from the Mount Royal University, as well as the University of Sherbrooke. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Professor Ian Swensen, Isaac Stern Distinguished Chair of Violin.

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

Depending on the student and their needs, I offer 1-3 lessons per week. You pay for at least one a week, and the rest are on me. This is my way of helping everyone out during this crises. Of course, I am very happy to accept payment for every lesson that I offer. My rate during the COVID-19 pandemic is $30/lesson, usually an hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've been working as an music educator for almost 5 years now, starting when I was in high school. I have experience working with groups and individuals of all ages and levels. If you are a child and are just beginning, I know how to best get you going! If you are an adult and are just beginning, I know how to make the violin feel natural and enjoyable!

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, and I've also worked with student with learning disabilities. 

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