Online Violin Lessons Near Palo Alto, California
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Featured Violin Instructors Near Palo Alto, California
M.M. McGill University
B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
Vietnamese-American violinist Kiarra Saito-Beckman is currently pursuing her Graduate Diploma in Performance at McGill University under the tutelage of Jinjoo Cho. She has performed extensively in the United States and abroad. Kiarra has appeared as a guest soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, Garland Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra, and an orchestra composed of members of the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra.
Kiarra has participated in numerous competitions, most notably as a quarterfinalist in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, a prizewinner in the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition, and a semifinalist in the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition. Previously, she earned her Master of Music degree at McGill University studying with Jinjoo Cho and her Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Jaime Laredo and Jan Mark Sloman.
Kiarra is passionate about teaching, and has worked with students of all ages and levels. In addition to classical music, she has extensive experience performing and teaching a variety of genres. Kiarra is a three-time National Texas-Style Fiddle Champion and has studied with some of the leading Scottish, Irish, Celtic, and bluegrass performers in the country.
M.M. Texas Christian University
B.M. Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
Aubrey Fineout is a violist and violinist from Texas and holds a B.M. (Magna Cum Laude) and a M.M. in Viola Performance from Texas Christian University, as well as a B.A. in Creative Writing. As an undergraduate, Ms. Fineout was awarded the L.A. Nordan Fine Arts Endowed full tuition scholarship for music in 2013 and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society. As a graduate student, she served as the teaching assistant to the Chair of Strings at TCU, Dr. Misha Galaganov, coaching undergraduate ensembles and teaching private lessons.
Ms. Fineout is a founding member and violist of the classical fusion group, the Cantilena String Quartet, and is also an active performer with the Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, playing a variety of styles from classical to fiddle to pop to rock, on both acoustic and electric instruments.
Ms. Fineout has performed with touring artists such as Michael Bublé and 2 Cellos and performed for high-profile clients such as Bill and Melinda Gates and the George W. Bush family. She has also served as principal violist for the TCU Symphony and the Interharmony International Music Festival Symphony in Italy, and in 2019 performed in concert with Grammy nominee Bion Tsang, Gary Levinson, and Michael Klotz at the Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival in Miami, FL. An active teacher, as well as performer, Ms. Fineout has maintained a studio of violin and viola students since 2013. She enjoys teaching at all levels and has experience teaching students from the ages of 5-85, acting as a guide on their musical journey.
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We are proud to offer the best value for violin lessons in the Palo Alto, California area. Payments are per lesson, and we offer flexible scheduling so you can start and stop whenever you want, no long-term commitment necessary.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Several of our teachers have degrees in pedagogy and have specifically trained in teaching children. We accept students age 5 and up, although students under 13 should have a parent in the room with them for lessons. For children who are too young to read music right away, our teachers will do rhythm games, ear training, and even improvisation in order to develop your child’s musical abilities.
Of course! We have many teachers who are great with adult students, and the scheduling flexibility that we offer is particularly helpful for many adults. In most cases, instead of using a pre-planned method book, your teacher will simply ask about your musical interests and then create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals.
They are very similar to in-person lessons, except more affordable and more convenient. You will still meet with the same teacher each lesson and interact with them in real time. You will learn technique, music theory, how to read music, and all your favorite pieces.
In order to take advantage of our 10% discount, you will want to sign up for 8 once-a-week lessons. After you have completed those lessons, you are welcome to choose any of our packages or flexible scheduling options. With these options, you can take lessons once or twice a week, or we can do custom subscriptions if you would prefer to take lessons more or less often.
Lessons are typically $30 per half hour, $42 for 45 minutes, and $55 per hour.
Yes, as long as the lessons are with the same teacher, for students in the same family, each full price lesson allows for a second lesson in the same week but discounted by $5. So if you’re taking half hour lessons twice a week or have two children taking half hour lessons, one lesson will be $30 (our usual rate), and another is $20, for a total of $55.
In that case, we will pair your child with one of our teachers who has experience with working with children with learning disabilities. Even if your child has difficulties, for example, with staying focused or learning to read music, there is still much to be gained from music lessons. The teacher will easily adapt and include rhythm games, improvisation, ear training, and other musical exercises that suit the level and capabilities of the student.
Yes. We’ll do our best to match you with the teacher who best suits your skill level and interests, and as long as you keep wanting to take lessons from that teacher, you can keep taking from that teacher. If you want to try lessons with a different teacher, just let us know, and we will pick a new teacher for you.
We currently do not offer in-person lessons in the Palo Alto, California area. However, we’re so confident that you’ll love our online lessons that we’re offering one for free! Just click the “Try for Free” button to get started.