Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicOther - Music · 1 decade ago

I think that I want to start taking violin classes. Should I and where should I go in the Bay Area of SF?

I'm going to UC-Berkeley in the fall so I could take classes around Berkeley or I could take classes around the San Jose area up all the way to San Francisco if I had to. I just think it would be great to pick up the violin and play.


I've never taken lessons before by the way but I have played the trumpet for 3 years in the past so I can jog my memory on how to read sheet music.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Except for little kids in Suzuki group lessons, violin is usually taught in private lessons.

    You can go through UCB and study with one of the graduate student TA's in the music department; you would probably save money in the long run, for lessons, and would get a very good teacher. Alternatively, you could find a private teacher in that area and pay them monthly.

    There are a few in that area on the Teachers Directory:

    And also see:

    How to locate teachers and violin shops

    Good luck!

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    one of the few times i'll hand out a serious answer but hey I WENT TO CAL! Right on buddy..glad to hear from a fellow bear!

    you can take classes at Berkeley school of jazz.

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