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Popular Online Fiddle Teachers

Cory M.

Hawthorne, CA
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Joe C.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Isabelle R.

Chicago, IL
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Cory M. Hawthorne, CA

I have been teaching and playing fiddle for 30 years.
We work on sight reading, ear training, and theory.
I have an easy style and like my students to enjoy their lessons.

About Cory

So you want to play an instrument? Well I have taught for over 40 years and have developed special programs for you on piano, guitar, bass, voice and other instruments for you to learn. From easy beginner to the most advanced, I will help you to learn the songs you love! Whether we use the most modern technology in my professional recording studio or just some chords or perhaps learning to sight read something for a talent show, I can take you all the way to the highest performance level. Your goals are my goals. I have studied with some of the most famous teachers in the world, including Charlie Parker's pianist Walter Bishop Jr. and Dizzy Gillespie's musical director Mike Longo, among many others. I also have the experience of over 400 gigs a year to bring to your lesson. ...

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Cory M. April 3, 2013
Music Theory
Cory is an awesome teacher!

I've studied with Cory for 4 years now, and I just want everyone to know what a great teacher Cory is. I've not only developed immensely in my musical skill, but I've also noticed when I'm working with other musicians that my studies have really set me apart from my peers. Cory has an awesome recording studio with all the professional stuff you'd come to expect in a major studio, Protools HD, Logic 9, a great Mic Pre & Compressor, along with an awesome tube Mic for recording great vocals. I've known Cory for 14 years now, and he's a lot of fun to work with and learn from. I've also been to many of his gigs, and I can assure you he's an awesome performer. Glenn
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anita L. April 3, 2013
Guitar
Cory taught my daughter to play guitar when no one else could!

Cory M is a multi-talented sweetheart of a man.
He’s been a great guitar teacher for my daughter, who has gained knowledge of sight reading and classical guitar while learning to play the folk/indie/classic rock she most enjoys. It’s to Cory’s credit that she’s stuck with these lessons through all the other activities she’s taken up and abandoned.
Cory is also a highly skilled performer and recording artist. I’ve enjoyed listening and dancing to his band playing old favorites and original compositions. He creates CDs of his music and records other artists in an impressive-looking home recording studio – and on top of all this, he’s a great cook and a kind-hearted, generous neighbor. We’re fortunate to have him as a member of our community.
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Cory M. April 3, 2013
Piano
I'm a big fan!

I'm a professional musician, and I entrusted both of my sons to Cory M, and have also recommended him widely to my friends......he gave both of my boys a solid foundation in piano, and when my second one chose guitar, the transition was very smooth. They each started when they were 6 - Cory is great with kids that age, and by the time they started in the school bands, they were well prepared to dive right in.
Cory is an actively working musician and composer, which makes it fun for the kids, and gives them a view on how the material they are studying functions in the real world. He also maintains a high quality home studio, opening up the opportunity for students to gain experience in that realm.
I'm a big fan.
Joe C. Cedar Rapids, IA

Bluegrass, country, jazz.

About Joe

*** 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! ***

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Vince G. November 17, 2014
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Joe's strong music background and experience make him a good teacher. I'm positive that he would be excellent with a beginner. I only needed a refresher in knowledge and he has helped me a great deal. I would strongly recommend him for future students
Isabelle R. Chicago, IL

I teach all ages and levels of Violin, Viola and Fiddle.

About Isabelle

I am a violinist from Rogers Park, Chicago's North Side. I started violin when I was 3, and have been playing ever since! I studied with Stacia Spencer at Northwestern University's String Academy, then went on to violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. I started teaching violin 8 years ago and have greatly enjoyed working with my students! Since then I have completed several Suzuki method teacher certifications and taken a string pedagogy course at Oberlin. I also have studied and play baroque violin in various groups in Chicago including Baroque Band and the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble. I also sing and play viola da gamba. *** Lesson Details *** I teach private lessons to students of all ages and levels. Music and learning should be fun! I help students express ...

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Karla B. January 5, 2015
Violin · In studio
Ms. Isabelle is patient and able to reach my wiggly, Star Wars-obsessed kid where he is. She is a great communicator and keeps things interesting for him, while also pushing him to work to best of his ability. She is clear about her goals for his musicianship. She expects him to not just learn the songs, but to play beautifully. She models professionalism and respect during her lessons.
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Isabelle R. January 2, 2015
Violin · In studio
Ms. Isabelle R. is an exceptional musician and wonderful violin teacher. She brings high quality music instruction to her classes and students will be well skilled in music after taking the first class. She is timely, well prepared and has teaching qualities that we expect from a professional teacher. Whether group or private lessons, Ms. Isabelle R. has an amazing way of matching her teaching style to the needs of the student. I highly recommend her as an instructor you don't want to pass on.

Darlene Sandifer
Managing Director
Chicago West Community Music Center
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Lindsay W. January 2, 2015
Violin · In studio
I am a violin teacher who has worked with Isabelle. She is patient, kind, and extremely equipped to adjust her teaching focus and style to the needs of her students. Her group classes are engaging and organized.

Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC
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Anna B.

New Albany, IN
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Jamaica Plain, MA
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Stephanie Q. Asheville, NC

Been fiddling Irish and Celtic for 2 decades now. Know tons of tunes, and can also help my students translate the notation into correct style execution in performance!

About Stephanie

I am returning to private instruction, after completing several major projects, and eager to impart my fresh new ideas to my new students here on TakeLessons! I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano teacher, with a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started! *** Lesson Details *** All the students on my Student YouTube channel who ...

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Mira M. September 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Stephanie is amazing. She is an excellent teacher and truly cares for her students. I have been taking lessons from her for a month now and really love it. She makes sure to explain things and makes it fun! She is an inspiration and I love doing my homework and always look forward to go to my lessons with her! Stephanie makes sure that her students will succeed in their goals. She is patient. It is up to us to really do our homework in order to achieve excellency which Stephanie provides for her students!
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J B. February 18, 2014
Violin
Stephanie is extraordinary!

I never gave it any thought that it would be possible to learn such a complex instrument via Skype. To find someone as professionally trained as her is very challenging in of itself, but to have someone of her caliber teach my daughter from many miles away in the comfort of our home is truly amazing! Stephanie was very patient, observant, extremely knowledgeable and a talented teacher. It is quite a luxury to have the opportunity to work with her. I'd recommend her highly. If you are hesitant to try her online lessons I would suggest you at least give it a chance; you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Jared W. February 15, 2014
Piano
Great piano teacher for youth or adults

I have known Stephanie Quinn for over 14 years, during which she has been my piano teacher, mentor, and friend. Her accomplishments as a professional musician--on piano and violin--are numerous and impressive in and of themselves. What distinguishes Stephanie, however, from other performers / teachers is her unique combination of competence, passion, and disciplined approach to teaching. Her studio, which includes students of all ages and levels, is unmistakable proof of that. I am extremely grateful to Stephanie for starting me on a path towards love of music, and for helping me develop the ability to share it with others.
Anna B. New Albany, IN

I have over 10 years of experience performing various 'alternative' styles including Americana, Celtic, Rock, Jazz, and Pop. I've had the fortune to perform with groups that have shared the stage with Laurence Juber (Grammy winner and Lead Guitarist for Paul McCartney's Wings), Michael Fitzpatrick, CJ Vanston, Ambrosia, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. My band Southern Sirens has had the opportunities to open for national acts including Bruno Mars and Carlene Carter.

When I teach fiddling I highly encourage creativity and learning music 'off the page'. Fiddling isn't meant to be the same way each time. There is room for creativity, variation, and improvisation. Students will learn technique, theory, chord progressions, and tunes.

About Anna

***Music Bio*** Anna B. grew up in Greenville, IN and currently resides in New Albany, IN. Anna picked up her first violin at the age of 9 in her grade school orchestra program. She continued her classical studies of the violin with J. Patrick Rafferty at the University of Louisville and graduated in Spring of 2010, on a music scholarship, with a Bachelor of Arts in music with emphasis in violin performance and a minor in marketing. While at UofL she was a three year member of the Intercollegiate Orchestra, took a semester jazz improvisation course from Ansyn Banks, and has studied fiddle and mandolin on and off with renowned bluegrass musician Jeff Guernsey. Anna is a member of the the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and is also the fiddler/mandolinist for the Folk/Americana band ...

Daniel U. Jamaica Plain, MA

Being an Aural tradition this is the way that I teach fiddle. I do a true fiddle culture where everything is learned by ear. Here student learn to expand their memory and sharpen their ear while jamming out.

About Daniel

I began teaching at the age of fifteen from my parents living room. By my senior year I was teaching both violin and viola lessons. I have always had a strong eagerness to help others reach their full potential. When I watch my students play I see very quick solutions that work for the problems at hand. The music is what is most important which is why I strive to help students transcend their difficulties so that the music can speak for itself. While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music for my undergraduate studies I began teaching at different high schools in the area. I began coaching chamber music at Cleveland Heights High School, coaching sectionals at Mentor High School, and teaching privately at Cleveland School of the Arts. It was a great honor for me to teach in ...

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Karen H. May 14, 2014
Violin
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My husband and I were extremely pleased with the progress our son Thomas made with Dan. Thomas started playing last year and was progressing faster than the rest of his third grade class which is why we were looking for a private teacher to help him along. Before taking lessons with Dan I had a hard time getting Thomas to practice. Thomas has begun practicing all on his own because he has been genuinely inspired. Dan is a true professional who always on time and in a good mood to teach. He was so patient with Thomas and developed practice techniques unique to Thomas's situation. Dan is more than just a violin teacher, he is dedicated to inspiring each student to love music. Thanks Dan!!!

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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