About Me


Classically trained in the best European tradition, Helena Gelfor studied violin performance in Mussorgsky School of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia. She has achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance and Music Education.

She has been teaching music since 2005 and has prepared many of her students for San Jose Youth Symphony and California Youth Symphony.

Helena had studied with Sally Dalke, concertmaster of Opera San Jose, Chug Hee Lee of Symphony Silicon Valley and Jeremy Cohen of Quartet San Francisco.

She had performed with Nova Vista Symphony, Winchester Symphony, Saratoga Symphony, and had served as a concertmaster with Campbell Community Chamber Orchestra.

Helena participated in Community Music Makers bi-annual workshop at San Francisco Davies Hall with Donato Cabrera and served as concertmaster.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

Helena is a great enthusiast of various music styles, she has been a member of Tango and Klezmer Ensembles including Stanford Klezmer Band, Open Embrace International Ensemble, La Orquesta Fusion Tango, Mas Que Nada Brazilian Trio and Nuance Quartet.


Redding, CA 96001, USA



Instrument(s) Taught

Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

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Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 27, 2022

I’ve been learning violin with Helena for 3 years, and she’s always very nice and patient in teaching!

Scott W.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 27, 2022

My son has been taking lessons from Helena for many years now. She takes the time to figure out how keep her students interested and develop the required classical skills at the same time.

Meera S.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 27, 2022

My 11 year-old and 8 year-old girls are getting much improving and confidence playing piano and violin since having Helena from Harmony Music Studio as their teacher. My girls started learning piano and violin from couple different teachers before and it didn’t work so well for them in term of techniques and profession. I’m happy to find Helena as teacher for my girls.

Nancy T.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 27, 2022

My 8yr has been learning violin from Helena for 2 years. She is very friendly, patient, considerate while being professional and holding a high standard for her student. Her consistency in teaching and passion in music go a long way with the student. I’m very thankful that we found her.

Meggie C.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 27, 2022

Helena is an amazing teacher- knowledgeable and consistent. We have been with her for over four years and my son has made continuous progress. As a musician she is able to identify areas of work needed, give feedback, and suggest ways to improve.

Mariya G.

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