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Diane G.

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

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Longy School of Music of Bard College
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Sylvia S.

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I will help you develop a solid technique for many years of comfortable fiddle playing!

I use Brian Wicklund's American Fiddle Method series.

If you are interested in reading music, I am happy to support your learning; if you prefer to learn by ear, that also works just fine.

About Sylvia

Fascinated and deeply inspired by the relationship between music, movement, and dance, violinist and Dalcrozian-in-training Sylvia is a passionate chamber musician in both modern and historical performance practices. A native of Boston, MA, Sylvia performs currently with Guts Baroque Duo, L’Esprit

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Amanda R.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Amanda R.

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In my lessons, I provide my students with both technical studies as well as appropriate and inspiring music to develop their skills and help them reach their goals.

About Amanda

I've been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle for 13 years, and I love sharing all kinds of music with my students. To do that, I've developed my own teaching method that includes learning by ear and learning from sheet music, with music tailored to each student's age, level, and musical tastes. The

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Caitlin
Amanda has been my teacher for the last few years. As someone who has played violin for a bit more than a decade, I can say without a doubt that she’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She actually helped me fall in love with playing violin again!

She helps me refine and improve the skills I already have as well as learn new ones. She also adapts her teaching style to her students’ needs - if something seems like it’s not working for you, then she’ll help find a way that actually helps you develop your skills. She’s also really kind and understanding, and makes genuine connections with her students. I highly recommend taking lessons from her.
Sophia
Amanda is really great at finding different ways to explain things so they make sense. She’s also very good at working with people; allowing them to find their own way while helping them acquire their own skills. She makes an actual connection with her students and is a constantly kind person in general.
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Elizabeth B.

70 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Awarded Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Phi Theta Kappa
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

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I am a professional violinist/violist with extensive teaching experience in fiddle and classical violin.

My style is supportive, professional, and fun. You will be playing fiddle tunes and more very soon.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty-eight years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throu

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Mark S.
I have been taking lessons from Elizabeth since June of this year. She is an excellent teacher! Very patient, sets goals that are achievable but also push you to be better. I'm in my 60's and decided to learn to play violin now 3 months later I can really hear the difference in my ability. My journey is far from over but I know I have an excellent guide with Elizabeth. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or increase their playing ability. Great teacher! Thanks!
Mark S.
This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance.
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William D.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William D.

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About William

Autism, blindness

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Edward B.
William is a fantastic musician and teacher. Recommended him highly.
Simon C.
Great first lesson with William. Looking forward to many more in the coming weeks
Simon C.
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Pamela M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Pedagogy and Early Childhood Education from The Evergreen State College
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Pamela M.

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Initially trained as a classical violinist, my current passions include Southern Old-Time, Irish, French-Canadian Fiddle music and Klezmer. In June 2011, I became the first teacher in Washington State to be certified in the Mark O'Connor Violin Method, a developmental curriculum of American folk music for students of all levels. A frequent studio recording musician, I also perform locally and tour regionally with various ensembles.

Teaching Approach

In my lessons I offer personalized instruction according to the needs and desires of the student. My teaching philosophy centers around the idea that traditional violin-based folk music ("fiddle") can be used as a tool to learn and refine the techniques required to play the violin.

I believe learning to play the violin can be a rewarding, intuitive and maintainable experience for a person of any age, and that no prior musical experience is necessary. I am also available as a coach for students of orchestra and string ensembles.

My ...

About Pamela

In my lessons I offer personalized instruction according to the needs and desires of the student. My teaching philosophy centers around the idea that traditional violin-based folk music ("fiddle") can be used as a tool to learn and refine the techniques required to play the violin. I believe lear

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Megan
I always looked forward to my lessons with Pamela. She brought kindness, patience, and a sense of fun to the session. I learned a lot about music as well, and she honored my intentions for learning an instrument, helping to set a pace that was comfortable for me yet exciting and challenging.
Jemuel
Pamela knows how to teach, not just play, the violin. Many people charging for lessons simply were taught how to play once upon a time, but don’t have a plan or an ear/eye for what to work on to improve a new or experienced player. But Pamela is a professional and very serious about her job for someone who laughs every thirty seconds. She’s very fun and vibrant too!
Hilarie Hauptman
For the past two years I have enjoyed private fiddle lessons with Pamela Margon. She is most encouraging and positive while always challenging me to go further. I appreciated her support in the music I wanted to play. As an older student (65), I have enjoyed learning to play by ear; it's like learning a new language, and I have grown in my playing confidence. I look forward to continuing with the fiddle for years to come thanks to Pamela's delightful teaching manner. Highly recommend!

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The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Valley Center 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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"Lots of good tips and helpful skill building exercises."
Matt
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"I have little experience playing the fiddle and felt awkward a LOT! Alani helped me feel more at ease and really is helping me zero in on what my goals are and how to reach them. I recommend her highly!"
Kat
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"After years of music classes taken in school, i have really struggled to grasp the concept of learning instruments and the basic fundamentals of music. Currently a college student with a busy schedule, Cody has really changed me from a person who always wanted to play the fiddle to actually accomplishing my goals of playing songs and understanding theory and the instrument more. I would 100% recommend anyone who wants to learn to play the fiddle to reach out and give it a shot. Cody is a phenomenal musician that can play tunes that will make your jaw drop. You will learn from the best teacher who is very kind and considerate of being a beginner and helping you accomplish your goals!"
Chad
Took Fiddle lessons from Cody B.
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"Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!"
Catherine
Took Fiddle lessons from Sam K.
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"Very helpful and very straightforward toward of what was presented"
Dave
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!"
Micaela
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Alani is very experienced, professional, and kind. She’s efficiently teaching me, who has no experience with the violin, how to play one. I’d recommend her to anyone."
Marissa
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Cindy is an amazing fiddle teacher. I came to her for help in learning old-time fiddle technique. I wanted something more than just learning the tune. Cindy is helping me improve my bowing style, be a better listener, and achieve a sound I always dreamed of but didn't know how to do.

When it comes to teachers, Cindy is the best of the best. She'll lay out exercises to build your skill step by step. If you love old-time music and want to excel at playing the fiddle, Cindy's your gal."
Eugenie
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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"A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one."
Gene
Took Fiddle lessons from Elias S.
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"Concetta was such a treat to have in our home! She came out all the way from NY to NJ for my mothers birthday, and though she is a beginner, emerged from the 1 hour lesson so inspired to keep practicing, able to fully complete her first song! She even did a little performance at the end on the lesson! She is a great people person, fun to talk to, and she really knows her stuff. Excellent choice!"
Lindsey
Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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