Quality violin lessons in all styles for all levels in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas.
- Fiddle (same instrument, different feel!) – Old-time American, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Country and Pop
Each Student is Taught With a Customized Approach. Here are the Many Areas of Focus for Private Violin Lessons:
Teaching the basics of violin playing, such as posture, bow hold,
Creating a strong foundation in a positive and encouraging environment
- Building Proper Technique
Learning correct mechanics (playing without tension, playing with ease in the left hand, bow arm, and entire body)
- Learning Repertoire
Focus on what the student wants to learn (solo repertoire, orchestra music, “fun” pieces such as popular songs)
- Customized Approach
Being inspired by music and being able to channel your own voice through the violin.
Lessons are customized to the student, what the student wants to accomplish.
- Sight Reading
Learning which markings to look at first in the music when sight reading. Noticing patterns in the music that will be familiar through technique exercises.
- Instrument purchase or rental advice
- Music Theory
- Rhythm training
- Tone quality and production
- Music History as applicable to the instrument
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Performance technique
- Practice technique
- Responsibility and work habits
Our Violin Teachers…
Michelle Sheehy – West Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Sheehy teaches classical violin, and old-time and klezmer fiddle in West Los angeles. She enjoys providing the needed balance between establishing solid technique and giving the tools needed to express oneself musically. Michelle teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Click here for full bio.
Michelle Sheehy Performs Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin – I. Tempo di Ciaccona
Location of Lessons with Michelle Sheehy.
Michelle Sheehy will travel to the home in West Los Angeles, including Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Culver City, Rancho Park, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Palms, Cheviot Hills, Playa Vista, Venice, Marina del Rey. She can also teach online if you are out of the area.
first lesson online: free, in home: 50% discount
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Claire Eggers – Northridge, CA
Claire Eggers is a top violin teacher in the San Fernando Valley. Claire specializes in teaching the fundamentals of violin-playing including good posture and how to use the left and right arms efficiently. She has mastered various ergonomic techniques and she enjoys sharing this with her students to help them play in a relaxed and tension-free manner. She is also an expert at helping students find a good tone and learning proper performance etiquette. Claire teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Click here for full bio.
Claire Eggers Performing Beethoven Violin Sonata No 4 – 1st Movement
Location of Lessons with Claire Eggers.
Claire Eggers will travel to the home in the following areas of the San Fernando Valley: Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, West Hills, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Reseda, Van Nuys, Arleta, Lake Balboa, Panorama City, Sylmar, North Hills, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas. She can also teach online if you are out of the area.
50% Discount/1st lesson without obligation (online only)
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Alisa Gukasian – Glendale, CA
Alisa Gukasian draws upon her extensive and varied training in Russia and the US to help her communicate and personalize musical ideas in the most basic and accessible way. Her gift is to be adaptive. Some thrive under more pressure, other need a mellow approach. She teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced violin technique, repertoire and basic music theory. Click here for full bio.
Alisa Gukasian Performs “Spring” Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24: Ludwig van Beethoven – I. Allegro
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Location of Lessons with Alisa Gukasian.
Alisa Gukasian teaches from her studio in Glendale, CA. Her students come from Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena, Sun Valley, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Pacoima, San Fernando, La Cañada Flintridge, Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, Panorama City, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Sylmar, Sun Valley, Valley Glen, Little Armenia, Silver Lake, East Hollywood, Eagle Rock, Highland Park. She can also teach online if you are out of the area.
IN STUDIO/ONLINE (Glendale, CA)
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Alisa Luera – San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA
Alisa Luera teaches violin online. She teaches privately and also coaches chamber music and orchestral performers. She incorporates music theory into her lessons. She enjoys working with beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Click here for full bio.
Alisa Luera performing Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 1 – Brincadeira “A Joke”
Alisa Luera performing Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor: Mvt 2
Location of Lessons with Alisa Luera.
Alisa Luera teaches online only.
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1st Lesson $15/30 min
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Kevin Breeding – San Fernando Valley, CA
Kevin Breeding teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced violin. He helps the student develop solid technique and also reading music notation with ease. He is also inspiring to help develop a sense of self-discipline. Click here for full bio.
Location of Lessons with Kevin Breeding.
Kevin Breeding teaches from his studio in Sherman Oaks, CA He can also travel to your home in the East San Fernando Valley, including North Hollywood, Glendale, Burbank, Valley Glen, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Van Nuys, Sun Valley, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Lake Balboa, Reseda, Northridge, Granada Hills, Sylmar, Pacoima, San Fernando, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills, Sunland Tujunga, Santa Clarita Valley, including Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, Bouquet Canyon, Stevenson Ranch, Canyon Country, Honby, Castaic.
1st Lesson $20/30 min
IN STUDIO (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Ryan Porchas – Corona, CA, Online
Ryan Porchas teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced violin levels. Ryan is experienced in helping students realize their tendencies with the instrument and how to break bad habits if necessary. He is very patient and assist and helps the student to better all aspects of their abilities. He works on repertoire, technique, expression along with practicing motivation. Click here for full bio.
Ryan Porchas CSUN Violin Senior Recital May 2021
Location of Lessons with Ryan Porchas.
Ryan Porchas teaches from his studio in Corona, CA. He will also travel to your location in Corona and surrounding cities of the Inland Empire, Riverside County and Orange County, including Norco, Ontario, Pomona, Diamond Bar, Chino, Chino Chills, Rowland Heights, West Covina, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine, Colton, Rialto, Fontana, Anaheim Hills. He is also available to teach online if you are out of the area.
1st Lesson 50% off (in studio/online only)
IN STUDIO / ONLINE
IN HOME (Corona, CA)
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