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Cody B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded SPBGMA Band Competition - First Place from SPBGMA
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Peggy H.
I learned a lot of basics in my very first lesson ever, and am excited to continue to learn with Cody. He's confident, calm and friendly and gave me more information than I thought I'd get in one quick lesson. I look forward to next week!
Cynthia
I have taken lessons with Cody for about 6 months and he has taken me from knowing absolutely nothing about how to play a string instrument to feeling capable of playing a few tunes and excited to play in a jam once things open up again. I especially appreciate that he introduced me to the music of female old time fiddlers like Brittany Haas and Tatiana Hargreaves, and helped me to better see myself in a musical space often saturated by men.
Liam
Here are the pros: Cody is a very nice gentleman. He’s an experienced player and great teacher, very patient, respectful, with a good demeanor, and is easy to talk to about practical stuff so that I can play or jam with others more quickly. I study with him once a week for 75 minutes online from NJ. He answers my questions, helps me with technique, and then we work on a song that I want to learn such as our current song is Buck Owens country song Truck Driving Man —he’ll show me how he would improvise and do the back up— putting in classic authentic bluegrass/country sounding fiddle double stops, slides, hammer on licks. I am having a blast learning new stuff and feel I am quickly progressing — I am confident you’d enjoy his teachings too. But you don’t have to take my word for it, instead just listen to his playing on YouTube- it speaks for itself. I wanna play like him.

Here are the cons: even at 75 minutes a week the time just flies by too fast, I don’t want the fun to stop. I look forward to my lesson every week.
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Cieran M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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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 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 foundations. I hold a

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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!
Bill S.
Patient & Encouraging

Cieran is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and attentive - all the things one looks for in a teacher.
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Amanda R.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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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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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced fiddle performer and teacher of 25 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fiddle perform skills. I specialize in blue grass, Celtic music typically use Celtic selection album and all level blue grass music books.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
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Lauren S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance from Boyer College of Music & Dance
  • Teaching since 2001
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to learn tunes by ear or drag the bow like a fiddle pro, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential fiddle teachers have included Emily Schaad, Jay Ungar, Junior Daugherty, Matt Glaser, and Bruce Molsky.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Kelly O.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelly O.

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Students will be introduced to various fiddling traditions including Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass, and the Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle.

About Kelly

Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional ne

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Sophia
It was our first lesson today: Kelly took the time to listen to my daughter patiently, even though my daughter stutters and is shy when speaking. I appreciate that she took time to make her feel comfortable.
Richard
Kelly is a great instructor!!! I first saw her perform with Lost Walks and then Juice of the Barley. Her istruction has been great covering these styles plus a lot of classical technique as well. She has really improved my playing.
Grace
Kelly is a great violin player and a really good teacher. She can play with begginers like me and help me understand the basics that I need to know.

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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Tiffin, IA

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Tiffin is $65. 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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"I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson."
Jana Harrington
Took Fiddle lessons from Marc D.
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"Alani is an outstanding instructor! My daughter is 13 and has learned so much from Alani. Alani is an accomplished musician and is very knowledgeable regarding fiddling and music. Alani has great communication skills and you will be happy with her as your instructor. I especially liked that Alani took the time to create youtube instructional videos for my daughter after the lessons. Thank you, Alani!"
Molly
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Julianna has been teaching my grand daughter (who just turned 12) for the past five years and I just can't say enough about what a great teacher she is. We feel so lucky to have found her and couldn't be happier with her teaching ability. She is talented, knowledgeable, patient, dedicated to teaching, and clearly has an honest desire to help her students be the best fiddlers they can be. I highly recommend her."
Jack
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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"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."
Mark
Took Fiddle lessons from Elizabeth B.
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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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"Love Cindy's lessons, super patient."
Chad
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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"I was fortunate enough to attend many years of the O'Flaherty's Irish Music Retreats, and also fortunate to have been able to take under Gordon a couple of those years. He made learning fun, emphasized learning by ear and developing muscle memory, and is also a kind hearted, warm person whom will leave more of an impression than just some knowledge. I would definitely recommend Gordon for those seeking to begin their musical journeys!"
Blaine
Took Fiddle lessons from Gordon M.
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"This was my first experience with an instrument at all, as an adult. Margaret was very kind, patient, and helpful. We got further on lesson #1 than I ever imagined!"
Zach
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"Julianna is the best!!! My daughter has been taking lessons from her for 5 years and has learned so much!!"
Peggy
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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"Excellent teacher..Stephanie is so patience. .looking forward to more lessons with her."
Jennifer
Took Fiddle lessons from Stephanie Q.
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