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Diane G.

12 Reviews
Bonsall, CA
Starting at $30
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  • Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation for young children. from Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Chicago, Ill.
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 60; Female: 5 to 60
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Diane G.

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My teaching methods for the fiddle start with the correct setup of holding the violin and bow to be able to play with easy and not occur an injury or discomfort while learning. I help students learn to read musical notation as well as learn simple tunes by ear to help them have a broad understanding of learning to play the fiddle. I introduce Fiddle methods that come with CD's so that the student can hear and internalize a tune before learning to play it on the fiddle. I get fiddle students together so that they can learn from each other and enjoy fiddle playing at local jams once they are ready to play in a crowd. Fiddle playing is a social event and playing with others is a wonderful opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time. I teach beginners fiddle and also teach classical players the fiddle style to help them enjoy their violin experience.
I teach tunes by ear in the Old-Time genre. We start with the basic's of rhythm, learning notes by ear in a particular scale ...

About Diane

I love to teach the violin, viola and fiddle. I really enjoy working with adult beginners to help them discover music. You are never too old to learn! I also enjoy working with young children and youth to establish a wonderful foundation for the student. I have special training in working with chil

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Mayumi T.
Diane is an amazing teacher!! My two daughters (8 and 12yrs old) have been taking lessons from Diane for over 2 years and they love her lessons! Diane is very kind-hearted, very positive, and patient. They have a great violin rental and purchasing program with a very reasonable price and her husband as a professional luthier, setting up all the instruments for us and whenever the kids need to switch a violin size, they take care of it. We are very happy with Diane and it's hard to find a teacher like her.
Nancy
Was my first violin lesson today, and Diane is very thorough and easy to follow. She is excited about the violin and not just a teacher so I already know that I have a great teacher. I am so excited about my journey with her!
Amber A.
Diane is a fabulous teacher!! When my daughter wanted to start violin and fiddle I knew I would need to know something about violin to help her at home. So, Diane taught my 5 year old and me. Diane really has an amazing bond with my daughter and has truly become one of our family... She makes the lessons fun and engaging for my daughter... She takes a personal interest in her students and gears the lessons to their level. Diane is always willing to work with you when it comes to schedules as well, for example: summer time vacations.... I highly recommend Diane as an instructor. She knows her instrument, her theory, and how to convey the information to adults and small children. We have now been taking lessons for a couple of years and my daughter still looks forward to them and that is due to the investment that Diane has personally made in their relationship!
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Cieran M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Cieran M.

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What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle?
According to the age old joke, "a fiddle is fun to listen to!"

While there's really no difference in instrument, only in style, and with no disrespect meant to Classical violin, my other passion, if you're looking to loosen up and have fun playing along with others by ear, then fiddle may be for you!

Though my specialty is Celtic music, particularly Irish, I can help you learn the basics of any style of fiddle music that catches your interest, including Old time/ American, Bluegrass, Scottish, and more! Lessons are focused on learning songs by ear and building a solid foundation in basic instrument skills that will allow you to play with ease and style with a focus on what -you- want to learn!

About Cieran

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I teach all styles of violin (including fiddle) and piano to ages 4 and up, with a strong emphasis on finding what kind of music each student enjoys and building a life-long love of music with solid technical founda

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Betty
Cieran is a great teacher. I am an adult student who studied some as a child. So he assessed my skill level and took it from there. I feel we are going at my own speed, and it is very enjoyable for me. Cieran is highly qualified to teach and is very pleasant to work with.
Henry W.
Cieran was amazing with my 3 year old! He explained everything and was very patient!
Kelsey F.
Cieran is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, he is the teacher for you. He has a great passion for music and is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Every lesson is tailored to what you would like to learn. Not only that, but he is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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Fiddle:
Fiddle is another name for the bowed string musical instrument more often called a violin, and is the term for the instrument used by players in all genres, including classical music. Fiddle playing, or fiddling, refers to various styles of music. Fiddle is also a common term among musicians who play folk music on the violin. Lessons would start with the basics: Tuning, hand/bow technique, placement, ear training, notes, reading, songs, scales, theory and learning how to take a solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
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I have played in a couple of heavy giging country bands. I can show you how to learn how to improvise and take on some fiddle tunes.

About Rob

Make sure you contact me about scheduling. I have other students and a job that sometimes changes week to week. I may have other times available. Let me know.

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Jeff
Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument.
Jeff
great first lesson. Personable and informative.
Lin
Identified many of my errors right away, has given instruction on how to correct. Have noticed definite improvement each week, and given new skills each week to practice .(I'm not likely to pass this pattern in the near future!)
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Margaret G.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music from San Francisco State University
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Margaret G.

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I teach beginner bluegrass fiddle using an approach designed to help students be able to learn both by ear and with sheet music, and to prepare to play with other musicians or attend bluegrass jams, as well as play with good technique and posture. I teach children age 6 and older, and adults, and welcome adult beginners. Students can choose to work from either the book Jack Tuttle's Bluegrass Fiddle Primer, or The American Fiddle Method Volume 1 by Brian Wicklund.

About Margaret

I am a professional violin, fiddle, and viola instructor offering studio and online lessons for kids and adults including adult beginners. I have performed in orchestras, chamber music groups, bluegrass bands, and country bands. I have played violin since 1988 and taught since 2003. I hold a Bach

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Margaret has been great! My 13 year old is enjoying lessons and is having fun learning a new style. Margaret gives clear directions, demonstrates how to play and explains everything really well. She recommends different bands to watch and listen to as well. She was understanding when I had to change the schedule for a couple lessons, which I really appreciated. We are so happy to have found such a wonderful online teacher.
Jennifer
Margaret is awesome! She is super patient and is a great teacher. I learned a lot from her.
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Adam S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • BA Ethnomusicology from Hampshire College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Adam S.

3 Reviews
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I am a classically trained violinist with a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. I graduated in 1985 and have been teaching music since. I teach online and out of my studio in Granby Massachusetts

About Adam

I am the president of Mandolin New England a 501c3 non-profit Mandolin Orchestra. I have a BA in music and certificates in violin from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Conservatory at Rivers. I studied ethno music ecology at Hampshire College wi

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Nancy
I have learned more from Adam than I had from my two previous mandolin teachers. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in all of the instruments he teaches.
Bob
I play guitar in a local band and we decided we needed mandolin on this part, so I put an ad in Craigslist. Long story short the guy we hired to do the part turns out was a teacher. I always wanted to learn the fiddle so I thought a couple lessons would be enough, but this guy knows so much and so many styles that I'm hooked. I live in Greenfield, so most of my lessons are online
Wendy
I asked at Downtown Sounds in Northampton who is the best fiddle teacher in western MA. Joe said "Adam Sweet". I called and he responded promptly. I must say, he's very patient and knowledgeable. I've been taking lessons now from Mr. Sweet since 2009 when he was teaching in South Hadley

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The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in San Marcos is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $100 per hour.
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"Nisha is a caring and intelligent teacher. She knows how to help different learning styles and makes learning to fiddle so fun. She cares about each of her students and provides the highest quality lesson."
Sarah
Took Fiddle lessons from Nisha H.
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"Alani is a charming and patient teacher. I especially appreciate (for me) her focus on fiddle vs. violin techniques. (The "fiddle" teachers near me are violin players and don't really understand the difference in playing technique.) I highly recommend her if you're looking for some fun fiddle lessons."
Mike
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Mel is very professional and a great teacher he makes each lesson fun and interesting and I would recommend him to anyone and all ages"
Wil
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"great first lesson. Personable and informative."
Jeff
Took Fiddle lessons from Rob F.
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"My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!"
Amy
Took Fiddle lessons from Catherine W.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson! Can’t wait till next week. Jennifer was fun, clear and enthusiatic."
Richard
Took Fiddle lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Rachel is patient and listened to me... I think it is a good match..."
Polly
Took Fiddle lessons from Rachel C.
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"Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her."
Peter
Took Fiddle lessons from Rachel C.
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"Awesome teacher and fiddle player. Very talented, patient and great vibes!!"
Sam
Took Fiddle lessons from Oceana C.
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"Not only is this instructor an excellent musician she is a gifted teacher who is a wonderful role model. We would recommend her highly without any reservation."
Mary
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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Is that a fiddle... or a violin? It's a common question, and one that baffles many beginner musicians. So what's the answer? When it comes to the actual instrument, there actually aren't any differences. What distinguishes a violin from a fiddle is what kind of music you're playing with it. A musician playing folk, bluegrass or country, for example, would most likely refer to their instrument as a fiddle; those who play other genres (jazz, classical, etc.) typically call theirs a violin. …

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