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Q: Violin lessons in bay area ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Violin lessons in bay area
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: musicianba-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 10 Apr 2002 11:08 PDT
Expires: 17 Apr 2002 11:08 PDT
Question ID: 9
Where can I learn to play violin in the Bay Area?
Subject: Re: Violin lessons in bay area
Answered By: var-ga on 10 Apr 2002 12:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Here is a complied list of schools that offer music classes (including violin) 
in San Jose/silicon valley area. You can find it at this site:

Main Office:
1617 Willowhurst Ave, San Jose CA 95125
Tel: (408) 445-ARTS (2787) 

Listed below are the locations:

1. Cupertino 
   Near Lawrence & Bollinger 

2. Palo Alto */Los Altos 
   On El Camino: Alma/Middlefield area 
   A teacher can come to your home

3. Saratoga (West San Jose)
   Near Lawrence and Bollinger 
   Willow Glen 
   At Meridian and Hamilton by McWhorter's
   (All instruments)

5. Valley Fair* 
   Multi-Class Center
   Between 280 & Winchester and 880 & Steven's Creek 
   (across from Valley Fair Mall, 2 blocks East of Town & Country)
   (All instruments)

6. West San Jose 
   Near Doyle and Lawrence Expy. 
   On Moorpark, between Winchester & Bascom
   *Teacher available on Saturdays

There are some more schools in/around Mountain View, San Francisco and Berkeley:

7. Community School of Music And Arts:
   253 Martens Ave.
   Mountain View, CA 94040
   Tel: (650) 961-0342 
   Click on Programs and Services.

8. This one is around SF - lower haight listed on
   Contact: Linda
   Tel: (415) 701-1690 
   (Private Lessons)

9. Daly City: 
   (City Council of Daly City)
   School of Music and Fine Arts:
   "..Nancy Rogers' SMFA (formerly Family Class Center) offers ongoing,
   high quality instruction in Piano, Violin, Music Reading Class.."
   Class Location: Performing Arts Center Rm 11, 200 Northgate Ave, Daly City
   Tel: (650) 755-4446 or (650) 533-4554

10. Berkeley:
    Tupper & Reed Music
    Located downtown Berkeley 
    2277 Shattuck Ave 
    Berkeley, CA 94510
    Tel: (510) 841-1832

Hope this information was useful.
musicianba-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you

Subject: Re: Violin lessons in bay area
From: daro-ga on 21 Apr 2002 16:31 PDT
In your own Living Room! In addition to anything you may be persuing in your 
hometown area, there are a series of instructional books on the Violin which 
will enable you to learn all the basics of Violin playing right out of your home 
and keep you busy for about to 2 years, learning not only proper technique, but 
well over a hundred songs that are each easily playable at the level that you 
are studying.  At any point along the way, you can add in private instructional 
training and not have to back track one iota unlearning bad habits, etc. Written 
and fully illustrated for children, this 6 going on 7 book series is suitable 
for students of all ages, covering every step and sub-step imaginable in 
learning to play the Violin as well as developing perfect vibrato. Excellent 
sounding student violins and accessories are also available at a very reasonable 
cost. A parallel series is also available for the Viola and Cello.
go to
Subject: Re: Violin lessons in bay area
From: henryw-ga on 15 Jun 2002 06:08 PDT
The following websites may come in handy for finding music teachers:

Hope this helps!

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