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Giancarlo R.

Santa Monica, CA

$50/hour

UCLA Grad - Patient and Precise Violin Tutor

$50/Hour


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UCLA
Anthropology

Education

UCLA (Anthropology)

About Giancarlo

Born and raised in Santa Monica, I have a cherished relationship with my music community. I am in the Santa Monica Symphony orchestra as well as the Santa Monica College orchestra. To me, music is my escape into another world, and it is something that has gotten me past a lot of hardships in my life. I enjoy helping others find their passion in music and I enjoy helping other people achieve their music goals.

Violin is my passion, more than just a hobby. It is an endless journey in experiencing the world and a great way to express myself. 18 years of constant practice and hard work has led me to where I am. I know what your children are going through and the road blocks that may stop them from practicing. It is hard work, but well worth the effort when you can teach them the joy of music.

To be a successful instructor, the teacher must be demanding, but you need to be demanding in a positive and supportive way. You motivate the student to be excited about the music. Exciting them with the prospect that if they "do this" they will sound better. Rather than terrorize them to practice - the antithesis of what I believe in. Proper instruction needs to be a warm environment where there is less pressure to "mess up". Growing up, I studied under Dana Griskevicius in Santa Monica. Then went on to learn from people like Guido Lamell, Geoffrey Maingart, Andrea Sanderson, and many many youtube videos of the great masters: Perlman, Galamian, Zukerman, Stern, Oistrakh, Heifetz, Vengerov, etc...

My teaching style can be described as follows:

-Student focused (assigning pieces not only that are standards in the repertoire, but also those that reflect the student's personality, level of development, personal interests, etc.)

-Including a wide range of styles of music (classical, modern, pop, Broadway, jazz, country, even original transcriptions/ compositions, etc)

-A balance of technique building, interpretation/musicianship mentoring, performance practices, stage presence, etc.

-Building discipline, productive practice habits, personal character and growth, pride of accomplishment

Please contact me with any questions, I will reply normally within an hour.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, I have a cherished relationship with my music community. I am in the Santa Monica Symphony orchestra as well as the Santa Monica College orchestra. To me, music is my escape into another world, and it is something that has gotten me past a lot of hardships in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90403
Music:
Violin

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Violin

I have studied many various ways of learning the violin, from Great Masters to the Suzuki Method to various influences throughout my career. My father also has a Masters in Music and theory and has taught me many lessons. I have 18 years experience performing violin from all stages of public school from elementary to college level and beyond. My methods start by getting the student excited to play because that will motivate themselves to learn on their own which is most important in retaining information.

UCLA
Anthropology

Education

UCLA (Anthropology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Giancarlo will travel within 20 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90403.