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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.
I picked up the fiddle a few years ago. It's much smaller than the bass, but utilizes many of the same principals in performance. I play with my youth orchestra - Santa Monica Youth Orchestra - every week and help the section sound more cohesive.
Once you start shifting a whole bunch, we'll get you off to a more experienced fiddle player.
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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.
Folk tunes from around the world, Irish/Scottish etc. How to join jam sessions with bands and improvise your own new melodies.
I've been teaching for 6 years. I can teach by ear or by sheet music, or both. I design my own curriculum to suit the individual needs and desires of each student. The best way to learn is to get out and experience music with other musicians. Join a jam session. Invite your musician friends over to play. I highly recommend supplementing your lessons with real-life musical experiences. My most successful students get involved in the local music scene.
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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 effectively employ them in your playing. In general, lessons will provide you with a stronger grasp of both the violin as well as the fiddle, since the information taught is based on music theory which can be applied to both instruments. In addition, fiddle lessons taught by an experienced fiddle instructor will help you progress more quickly and learn proper technique.
When you get started with your fiddle lessons you will learn basics including the components that make up a fiddle, how to tune your fiddle and basic chords. Furthermore, your lesson instructor can serve as a resource for practical tips including what type of fiddle, strings and tuner you might want to purchase. So sign up for our fiddle lessons today and start fiddling your way to musical perfection!