Find a violin teacher in San Jose, CA

Find violin teachers in San Jose, CA

Find violin teachers in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 violin lessons in San Jose, CA

Students agree: these San Jose violin teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School Of Music

New on Lessons
8 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
One of San Jose's largest music school with hundreds of students attending every week. Four time winner of the "Best Music Class" category from the readers of Bay Area Parent magazine. Students drive from as far away as Gilroy and from up the Peninsula to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult. When you are searching for a music school, please consider the benefits of becoming an San Jose School Of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s number one choice for music lessons. 11 benefits of becoming an Academy student: 1. We are the only school in the Willow Glen area of San Jose that offers all of these popular i...
Miss Kashmira's Violin Studio

Miss Kashmira's Violin Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Kashmira began studying the violin at age four and was a member of the Hawaii Youth Symphony while growing up. She obtained her B.M. in Violin Performance from the University of Colorado–Boulder under Charles Wetherbee. At CU, Kashmira participated in a Music and Performing Arts summer program in Florence, Italy where she studied with violinist Alberto Bologni, renowned performer, teacher and co-founder of the Florentia Consort Associazione Culturale. She went on to study with Katherine McLin at Arizona State University, obtaining an M.M in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. Kashmira is experienced in teaching violin to students of all ages a
Gretchen’s Music

Gretchen’s Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
String Instruction - Tailored to your needs and presented at your pace. I teach students from age 5 through adult. I am particularly fond of helping adult students. I believe that it is never too late to start making music a part of your life. Yes, you can start an instrument at any age. My teaching style is to be supportive, patient and kind in guiding the student toward success. Everyone can learn an instrument and there is always a different way for me to explain a difficult concept. Lessons are usually based on Suzuki materials, but very customized based on the student. As soon as they have the skill students can start to help pick mus...
Gary Breitbard Music

Gary Breitbard Music

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
Serves San Jose, 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.
Music Lessons With Ms. Wang

Music Lessons With Ms. Wang

Top Pro
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mary T. says, "Ms. Wang is great with kids given her background working as a music teacher for many years at public schools. My 6 year old is extremely shy around strangers, but Ms. Wang has her style to grab his attention with interesting stories and build a positive learning environment for him. He is now opening up, enjoying and appreciating music more." Read more

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 San Jose violin lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Jenn E.
Ms. Wang is great with my 5yo. She makes the lessons fun and easy for my daughter to follow. We look forward to the classes each week.
Music Lessons with Ms. Wang
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