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Popular Online Fiddle Teachers

Danut M.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Joe C.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Tigran N.

Granada Hills, CA
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Danut M. Saint Petersburg, FL

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Fiddle, Meditation, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Romanian, Viola, Violin

About Me

Dan M. was born in Romania in 1981, started playing violin at the age of 4, played as a soloist for the first time with a professional orchestra at the age of 10, won multiple national and international violin competitions while in the National College of Art Ion Vidu in his native Timisoara and arrived to the United States in 2000 with a full music scholarship. He earned a Master Degree from the prestigious Lynn University Music Conservatory in 2007. Danut is now playing violin with some of the best orchestras in South Florida, such as the Palm Beach Opera. Danut started teaching in 2006, and ever since, students from his studio have won local concerto competitions, auditions and scholarships at prestigious music schools and festivals, such as the Interlochen Music Festival, in Michigan. Danut will gladly teach violin, viola and music theory students of all ages and levels. Danut also teaches piano students of all ages at the beginning level.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students of all ages are welcome to The Violin Studio. During the first lesson we will talk about what type of lesson plan would fit you best. Violin, viola and piano lessons will be conducted in a relaxed, creative and enjoyable manner, employing a lot of patience and focus from both student and teacher. Parents and members of the family are welcome to attend.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands, tuners, metronomes, student full size violin, 61 keys keyboard, library of music.

Joe C. Cedar Rapids, IA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument. Expect student to have their own.

*** Specialties ***
All methods, styles, genres.

*** Play just to have fun or prepare for college, church and/or professional employment! ***

Tigran N. Granada Hills, CA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and his Bachelor of Music from Babajanyan State Music College. In addition to teaching, he has performed and recorded with several orchestras, has composed and arranged several pieces including his own album. He is a highly educated individual who enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with students interested in learning.

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I strongly believe that, if every child would be provided with an ideal environment, would gain extraordinary ability. There are no exceptions. No one can tell how able man is by the nature. What is known is the ability that is spoiled or developed. It cannot be denied that most children speak their native languages beautifully by learning about 3000-4000 words by age 5 or 6. Nothing can clearer demonstrate of the original power of the human mind. Through the years of studying and teaching music I realized that this is the most important concept for developing each kid's talent, to increase his or her ability to the maximum. Therefore I am combining the great methods of teaching violin. The Suzuki method and the Russian school method. Suzuki method helps at the earliest stage of playing an instrument and I am using later Russian school method for more advanced period of studying.

Teaching is my passion and I thoroughly love what I am doing.
Every single child is special to me and every one receives special attention.
My students also play semiannual recital, witch helps them to gain confidence.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home: Music room w/ piano, guitar, violin, stands, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand if required

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Russian traditional and Suzuki methods.

Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Brittany J.

Cypress, TX
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Emma B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Erica Q. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Fiddle, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

I produce and record my own and others' music which can be heard extensively in film and TV, has been toured internationally, and received international press recognition. I play and teach several instruments and genres of music and take your tastes and learning style into utmost consideration. I always begin with practical exercises to develop technique, then we can focus on playing the music you love.

To vocal students I will teach exercises that develop technique and allows you to explore your voice. I will help you learn to make sounds you love. Singing is created by breath and muscles which we have full access to. Anyone can learn with proper focus, care and practice. I can also help you with recording and microphone technique as this is my area of expertise!

For violin, viola and cello students, I teach a combination the Suzuki Method (learning through ear training) and traditional theory and sight reading. We can also explore fiddling, blues and the foundations of jazz and rock improvisation if you're interested.

For guitar students, you can choose the songs you learn or let me recommend ones appropriate for your skill level. We can incorporate music theory, classical repertoire and sight reading into the process in degrees of your choosing. We can also explore singing while playing, songwriting and recording technique when you feel ready.

I also teach beginner piano, which I recommend for anyone who wants to better understand the mechanics of music. We learn basic classical compositions, exercises, theory, and any song you choose.

Who knows what creativity learning music will inspire? You may eventually write songs and want to explore recording them. Our lessons are held in a top of the line pro-tools recording studio where you can learn recording technique from me at any point.

I'm a classically trained violinist as well as a pop musician. I am currently playing in a chamber group, Hudson River Stings, and am in a critically acclaimed band that tours internationally. My musical training includes private lessons with some fantastic musicians such as Raz Kennedy, Jennifer Turner, Bob Corff and Matte Henderson, as well as Jazz and vocal studies at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, San Francisco City College, and Los Angeles City College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher who will give you a push when you need it! Music is joyful above all else and sometimes it's incredibly satisfying to work hard. We can talk candidly about your musical goals to determine how rigorously or casually we want to approach your lessons and practice schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
P.A. and vocal microphones, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, violin, cello, midi piano and pro-tools studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instrument and extra sheet music beyond the lesson books. I expect the student to have an instrument, metronome, and lesson book (Suzuki books and CD for violin, viola and cello, Hal Leonard for guitar and bass, James Bastien for piano. I provide sheet music and a practice CD for my voice students.)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in combination lessons such as guitar and voice lessons with a focus on songwriting. I can also help violinists who wants to transfer their knowledge of theory to guitar or piano and vice versa. We can incorporate recording techniques into any lesson.

Brittany J. Cypress, TX

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, French, Language, Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola, Violin

About Me

Brittany holds Bachelors Degrees in Music and French from Illinois State University, graduating with departmental honors. During her time at Illinois State, Brittany taught in The Illinois State University String Project and Community School for the Arts teaching group and private lessons. With a passion for playing and teaching alternative styles, Brittany has placed consistently in several competitions. A few of these competitions include; 2008 Champaign County Fair Senior Division Talent Winner, 2009 ISAAF 3rd place Talent Winner, and 2010, 2011, 2013 3rd Place Illinois State Fair Fiddle Contest. Her students have gone on to place in several Illinois music and talent contests, including the Illinois State Fair Fiddle Contest. Watching her students perform are her proudest moments. Brittany currently performs in the Houston area with Stout Irish Rock Band, Blaggards, maintaining a rigorous national tour schedule.

Emma B. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Cello, Fiddle, Singing, Violin

About Me

It is no wonder that someone from the very edge of the North American continent would possess a voice as naturally captivating as the verdant Pacific Northwest. Emma B., young cellist, singer, banjo-player, and fiddler from Qualicum Beach, British Columbia has what bluegrass super-star Laurie Lewis called, a "voice like a laser," clear, effortless, and striking to the core.

The child of two Scottish emigrants, B. is no stranger to the traditional music realm. She learned to play the cello and fiddle amongst seas of fiddlers under Alasdair Fraser's San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers (SFSF) and at music camps around the US. This forced her to develop her own style of folk cello, adapting dance tunes for the instrument and conjuring up her own rhythmic accompaniment style to suit the fiddle repertoire. It was through the SFSF that she grew to love the banjo, and met her to-be teacher, Steve Baughman.

Emma has appeared on Scottish National Television (STV), performed at festivals worldwide, such as the Aberdeen Youth Arts Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Colorado Folks Fest, Celtic Connections, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Summerfolk, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, and more, and shared the stage with luminaries such as Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and more. Her band, Joy Kills Sorrow, has opened for Laura Marling, Calexico, and John Prine, to name a few. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and has taught extensively, both privately and at music camps such as The American Festival of Fiddle Tunes, VoiceWorks, FiddleWorks, and the Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music.

At the age of eighteen, Emma won the Canadian Folk Music Award's Young Performer of the Year after the release of her debut recording, "Pretty Fair Maid." She was also nominated just a couple years later for "Traditional Vocalist of the Year" by the same Canadian Folk Music Awards. B. has recorded 7 albums with various groups and solo, as well as appeared on a wealth of other records over her 10-year career. Her most recent recording endeavor, Wide Awake, an EP she recorded with her band, Joy Kills Sorrow, was met by wide critical acclaim. The first single, a cover of the Postal Service's "Such Great Heights", premiered on American Songwriter's website, and the video for their second single, "Was It You", premiered on CMT.

She presently tours with Joy Kills Sorrow and Nic Gareiss, and makes her home in Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches locally.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to focus on making music enjoyable and fun to practice! I work with the student to find material and lesson plans that work for the student, while focusing on proper technique, time, intonation, and feel.

My students learn largely by ear. Music is to be listened to, not read, and that's how I teach! This encourages memory strength, understanding of melody and harmony, and promotes confidence in being able to play without relying on pages of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have my own instruments to teach with and demonstrate on. I will provide any music or paper that I choose to teach with. Students are expected to have their own instruments, tuners, rosin (if playing cello or violin), and recording devices. Upon request, I can make a recording of a lesson or portion of a lesson and email it to the student.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my own instruments for lessons, but expect students to provide their own, as well as a music stand and recording device. I am willing to travel by subway to students' homes in the NYC metropolitan area.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in an array of folk music styles. I play clawhammer, or old-time style banjo. I play a lot of American old-time, Scottish, Scandinavian, Quebecois, Cajun, and Irish music on cello and fiddle. I sing bluegrass, folk, blues, and pop styles.

About Fiddle

What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle? The truth is they are actually the same instrument. A violin can be considered a fiddle and vice versa. However, what distinguishes the two are how they are played and in what genre. The instrument tends to be referred to by its more formal name within a classical and orchestral setting. On the other hand, with styles such as the Cajun fiddle, Irish fiddle, Irish Celtic fiddle, and bluegrass fiddle, it is simply referred to as a fiddle. The fiddle puts more emphasis on a free-flow style, while the violin usually adheres to more structured playing.

If you want to learn both styles, it is often recommended that you take fiddle lessons as they will give you an in-depth understanding regarding the difference in techniques and how to ...

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