A student of Emmy-winning violinist, Robert Rudie, and a graduate of USC, Joseph Yuan has a proven track record as an instructor of children and professional level musicians. Joseph has also studied with Philadelpha Orchestra soloist, Eugene Gratovich, and Austin Symphony Concertmaster, Vincent Fritelli.
As a player, Joseph Yuan’s violin playing has been featured in several films. His performances are known for showcasing a unique style that combines traditional classical and striking individualism.
With an approach that is both warm and detail oriented, Joseph Yuan’s results speak for themselves. Many of his students have gained admissions into top performing arts academies and semiprofessional symphonies. Some have even developed successful performance careers! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, Joseph’s violin lessons make the violin more enjoyable for you to play. In fact, we have the highest rentention rates of any music school in the area. The vast majority of our current students have been with us for MANY years! Also, students of the Joseph Yuan Violin Studio enjoy exclusive discounts on all concert tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Hall or the Hollywood Bowl, which can even be applied to exclusive premium seating not normally available to the public!
To read more about what our students and parents have to say about us, please make sure to check out our testimonials page.
The Joseph Yuan Violin Studio is located at 6605 W Sunset Boulevard. We have a beautiful studio space, provided by Charles W. Liu Fine Violins, which includes a parking lot, a repair workshop, and a piano for our students to practice performing with a piano accompanist!
Joseph’s lesson rates vary depending on the type of sessions you book. The options are as follows:
Half Hour Session
This option is ideal for young students who do not have the attention span for an hourlong session or students who do not have the financial resources to afford an hourlong lesson. Our half-hour sessions are structured to get as much done as possible in a short amount of time. Many of our students and parents have actually said that a half-hour session at our studio has the equivalent intensity to an hourlong session at other studios. The first five minutes of a half-hour session are devoted to prescribing the best solution to improving the student’s playing. In the next fifteen minutes, Joseph approaches the technique from multiple angles, to make sure the student understands all the different ways to properly execute the technique. The final ten minutes are used to help the student apply the technique in such a way that feels natural and serves the greater purpose of helping the student express themself artistically.
One Hour Session
This is the ideal session for the student who wants to make sure they get the most out of their lessons. Like the half-hour session, the hourlong uses the first five minutes to identify the problem, and the next fifteen to train proficiency and develop a more comprehensive understanding of how to apply the new skill. The final forty minutes is used to get the student’s technical and expressive abilities closer to a performance level. Exercises may be assigned to further sharpen technique, but most importantly, the students phrasing patterns and techniques will be workshopped to help them develop a playing style that is both instinctual, expressive, and unique to them.
How Many Lessons Should You Schedule Per Week?
Our students generally range between 1-3 lessons per week. Supervised practice with a professional always has better results than unsupervised practice, and having your teacher present also keeps bad habits from forming that sometimes can develop when you are playing on your own. Top conservatories often have students take several classes per week to achieve best results. In my opinion, if finances are not a problem, the more lessons you can schedule per week is always going to allow you to develop faster than you could have otherwise. We require our students to have lessons at least once a week to guarantee that they will have visible improvement in their skills.
Can’t make it to the studio? No problem! For an additional fee Joseph can also come to your home for lessons. Rates may vary depending on how far you need Joseph to travel.
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