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Popular Fiddle Teachers Near Long Island City

Keryn K.

Sunnyside, NY
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Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Emma B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Keryn K. Sunnyside, NY

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Social Sciences, Violin, Writing

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need to provide their own violin. I can provide most sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Experience teaching students of all ages. Studied classical violin at Manhattan School of Music. I also perform Jewish and Eastern European folk music.
I specialize in the Russian School of violin technique. This emphasizes using the natural shape and weight of your arms/back/hands/etc to obtain the best quality tone while avoiding any stress on the body. This is the School used by Heifetz, Itzhak Perlman, Nathan Milstein, and most other violin virtuosos since the 20th century.

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.

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.

Laura H.

Astoria, NY
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Catherine W.

Brooklyn, NY
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Douglas W.

New York, NY
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Laura H. Astoria, NY

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Music Theory, Violin

About Me

With a Violin Performance degree from Covenant College and a Musicology semester study from the University of Oxford, I provide my students with creative and thoughtful instruction. I come from a classical background with formal Suzuki training. As an native Appalachian, I am also well versed in traditional and celtic fiddling. Curriculum can be tailored around your desires and goals, but always with great attention to technique.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own instrument. The student is also expected to supply literature and a music stand when specified but it is not required before the first lesson.

Catherine W. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Basic Math, Cello, Classical Guitar, Elementary Math, English, Fiddle, Guitar, Music Performance, Piano, Reading, Viola, Violin

About Me

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her career developments are primarily in music, but she also pursues interest in creative writing, journal writing and human rights. She has given may community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A. G. Rhodes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Catherine initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has been performing since her youth. Her family provided her countless opportunities to perform, to participate in event planning, and to experiment with new music and arranging. She grew up participating in her mother's studio recitals at home and enjoys an annual family tradition of organizing and performing Christmas programs at church. One of Catherine's projects during her studies at the Manhattan School of Music was the Symposium Concert Series, which has led her to perform in apartment homes around the city and build a community of young artists. She has made countless arrangements for solo viola and viola with various ensembles which she often performs.

Catherine resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Lawrence. She plays on a Raymond J. Melanson viola made in 1987.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm able to travel to the student's home or teach at my home. Parents are welcome to sit in the lesson.

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Douglas W. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin

About Me

Bachelor of Music from Belmont University. Fiddle training with grand Master Fiddler Daniel Carwile, Nashville session player Buddy Spicher, and Fiddler for the Bluegrass band The Steel Drivers Tammy Rodgers King. Years of professional fiddling experience.

Lessons will vary based upon student level and aptitude but all will focus on developing strong technique, repertoire and music theory skill development.

After a few lessons you'll never have to play second fiddle again!

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