Find Private Fiddle Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Fiddle lessons? Our Fiddle teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Popular Fiddle Teachers

Antoinette A.

New York, NY
383637_smgt6nxjqt3qq534t7k8
Learn More

Ilona M.

Pompano Beach, FL
Profile_155164_324244_40054
Learn More

Chris S.

Temecula, CA
272094_6w5rrq794wc5vxyp3dnt
Learn More

About Antoinette A.

Close
383637_smgt6nxjqt3qq534t7k8
New York, NY

View Full Profile

Though "fiddle" and "violin" are technically the same thing, the two are different styles of playing. Fiddle music focuses on either country music and Irish/Celtic music. Fiddle is one of the more fun aspects of the violin.

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Donna February 16, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Antoinette was patient and effective during my first lesson. As an adult, having never taken a violin lesson in my life, I was nervous. But Antoinette has confidence in me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!
Silhouette-80
Donna February 16, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Antoinette was patient and effective during my first lesson. As an adult, having never taken a violin lesson in my life, I was nervous. But Antoinette has confidence in me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!
Silhouette-80
Diane M. January 31, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Antoinette is a gifted teacher. I learned so much in my first lesson with her! She explains everything so clearly. It'll be easy to remember her words and imagery as I practice during the week.

About Ilona M.

Close
Profile_155164_324244_40054
Pompano Beach, FL

View Full Profile

I start with the beginning skills on Essential Elements and then use fiddle methods

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Denise L. September 15, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
wonderful and fulfilling! I enjoyed learning and will continue.
Ilona very patient and makes learning fun .
Silhouette-80
Michelle W. April 15, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Ilona is very nice and very knowledgeable. I look forward to learning a great deal from her.
Silhouette-80
Sebastian October 27, 2015
Verified Student · Fiddle · In home
She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!

About Chris S.

Close
272094_6w5rrq794wc5vxyp3dnt
Temecula, CA

View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Matthew S. November 24, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Chris brings a great attitude to every lesson and sometimes I even catch my son having a great time!
Silhouette-80
Summer November 22, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Chris made the lesson a lot of fun for my 7 year old daughter. He's the 3rd instructor we have tried and is by far the best!
Silhouette-80
Isabelle M. October 15, 2015
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Chris is excellent with kids and is very knowledgeable about teaching guitar.

Cameron K.

Houston, TX
Profile_45161_pi_2013-05-02%20001%202013-05-02%20001
Learn More

Concetta A.

Brooklyn, NY
Profile_33689_pi_Concetta%20Red%20Wall
Learn More

Lauren D.

Nashville, TN
Profile_34938_pi_0001
Learn More

About Cameron K.

Close
Profile_45161_pi_2013-05-02%20001%202013-05-02%20001
Houston, TX
View Full Profile
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Romie October 10, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Cameron was great we really enjoyed him working with my 6 year old.
Silhouette-80
Glenn H. September 8, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Very patient and through
Silhouette-80
Valerie P. June 22, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Great teacher - very patient! First time touching a violin and I am 50 years old! I produced "sound" within 30 minutes with Cameron.

About Concetta A.

Close
Profile_33689_pi_Concetta%20Red%20Wall
Brooklyn, NY

View Full Profile

Folk tunes from around the world, Irish/Scottish etc. How to join jam sessions with bands and improvise your own new melodies.

Reviews
Thumb_100095_pi_%5E5E81790E00455148D80ECE502A093BAAE8C92F512FC607C54B%5Epimgpsh_fullsize_distr
Blyth February 2, 2017
Verified Student · Fiddle · Online
Very patient and beyond knowledgeable! I haven't done anything with TakeLessons before and my online class was hosted via skype so it was easy to get connected and learn at my own pace. I like that my lessons will be tailored to my style and my level of musical understanding. She has excellent follow-up for after the lessons as well. I'm excited to be a student again :)
Silhouette-80
Chaya S. January 9, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Fantastic experience
Silhouette-80
Suri S. December 20, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Great experience

About Lauren D.

Close
Profile_34938_pi_0001
Nashville, TN
View Full Profile

Learn Bluegrass styles, Celtic fiddle techniques, Arabian, Chopping, and more!

Reviews
Thumb_99677_pi_coffee%20%282%29
Traci January 19, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · Online
I took my first lesson with Lauren last night. It is so convenient to do it online when you live in the middle of nowhere! Lauren took the time to find out my skill level (0) and what I hoped to accomplish with lessons. I was worried I wouldn't be able to play violin because I am VERY double-jointed, but she gave me exercises to tame my double-jointedness and reassured me there are a lot of double-jointed players out there. I am excited to continue on this journey with her! I'd recommend her to anyone wanting to learn the violin!
Silhouette-80
Patty Matteson December 16, 2016
Verified Student · Fiddle · Online
Lauren is very flexible and thank goodness. She's also patient and more prepared than I was.
Silhouette-80
Steve May 20, 2016
Verified Student · Fiddle · Online
Lauren is an excellent instructor. Before we began lessons Lauren spent time asking what I wanted to learn and where I hoped to go with the violin. This enabled her to direct the lessons to my goals. She developed lessons that were both fun and challenging at my skill level. I felt I improved each week. Excellent teacher.

Get Started with Free Resources

Why TakeLessons?

Fiddle Lessons

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!

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More