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Kelvin L.

143 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

143 Reviews
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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

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My son is enjoying working with Kelvin
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Cynthia P.
We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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Mel P.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
  • Teaching since 1968
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Mel P.

17 Reviews
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Irish, Scottish, Celtic, bluegrass, country. Let's get fiddling!

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Russell Wyatt
Mel has done a fantastic job getting me started on Mandolin. I have a tiny bit of musical background, and he has been able to help me quickly move to where I need to be in order to challenge me to grow. I highly reccomend him.
Patrick K.
Mel is incredible and a very thoughtful instructor. He takes the time to make sure you understand the concepts and works with you to make sure you progress in an efficient logical way. He really spends the time with you and you feel like he is as committed to your learning experience as you are. I would recommend him for anyone looking for lessons and I am excited to keep studying the fiddle and violin with him.

-Patrick from Canada
Alex A.
Hi my name is Alex I had my first violin lessons today I had so much fun learning about the violin
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Elizabeth B.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Awarded Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Phi Theta Kappa
  • Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College
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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 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 throughout

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I'm an intermediate player who needed refinement and refresher of my core techniques. I went to Elizabeth because she has a background in both fiddle & classical. After watching me play, she affirmed that which I was doing correctly and then helped me to improve where I was lacking. I would recommend Elizabeth.
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Lauren A.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor's in Music Performance from Belmont University
  • Awarded Indian River Symphonic Association Scholarship from Indian River Symphonic Association
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Lauren A.

27 Reviews
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There are so many wonderful styles that exist in the realm of fiddle. From Bluegrass to Old Time, Celtic to Folk, I will help provide you with the skills and confidence you need to reach your goals. Once the basics are covered, you will learn how to participate in a jam session, perform, and skills needed to play with other musicians.

About Lauren

Lauren, a native of Chicago and former resident of Vero Beach, FL, fits into just about every genre of music with her fiddle playing. Her malleability within the industry has afforded her multiple opportunities performing and recording with artists who have styles ranging from Classical to Bluegras

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Alan
Lauren is a great teacher. Very patient, encouraging, stressing the basics while keeping you interested by teaching you new, interesting pieces.
Daniel
I have worked with Lauren for over a year now. I have found that Lauren is very patient and is willing to work with you to reach your goals and not just the goals of a book. Lauren works with you on a one on one basis to help you get where you want to go. Lauren is extremely knowledgable and always ready with a challenge to help you progress.
Catherine P.
I just completed my first lesson with Lauren. I was hesitant as to how it would go because I know nothing about the violin or how to hold the bow. With that said, even though it has only been one lesson, I have complete confidence that Lauren will help me reach the goals I am looking to achieve. She has a wonderful calmness that makes you feel relaxed and competent.
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Jonathan T.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelors in Music Performance from Emory and Henry College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Nominated for Teacher of the Year from Albemarle Road Middle School
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Jonathan T.

32 Reviews
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Do you want to learn how to play old time and bluegrass? Let me help you find your voice on the fiddle and get you started on a lifetime of enjoyment!

About Jonathan

´╗┐Jonathan Todd has been performing and teaching in the Charlotte area and CMS Schools since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory an

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Michael
My high school daughter has received trumpet lessons from Jonathan for over a year. He is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and patient. As a school teacher, he knows how to work with kids in a way that gives him an advantage over a non-teacher performing artist. We've done lessons both in person and online. I'd highly recommend Jonathan to any parent looking to have their middle school/high school student take private lessons.
Fan Z.
Jonathan is very patient with my kid and made the first lesson fun.
Tina S.
My son really enjoyed his trumpet lessons w/Jonathan T. I really liked that Jonathan took the time to update me on each lesson progress. Seems he really cares about his students. I highly recommend him.
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Kimberly B.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Kimberly B.

23 Reviews
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Have you been playing for a long time, or have you never picked up the instrument before? Whether you are a child or an adult, I have a style of teaching for you. I've been playing since I was a child and have a special place in my heart for the is instrument. I actually began learning from a fiddle player and trained classically later. If you want to learn how to succeed in playing this exciting and thrilling style, this is the place for you.

About Kimberly

I grew up in a household of 9 where music was always center stage. We would sing as a family in different venues and were often called the VonTrapp family. I have enjoyed singing and performing from a young age. I began studying flute at age 8, after scoring highest in the harmony listening exam an

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Phillip L.
Very patient with my adhd kid!
Allison
Kimberly was so good with my daughter. We are looking forward to more lessons with her!
Stuart W.
I have been working with Kim for a few weeks and I have learned a tremendous amount and can hear the difference every week as I progress. I enjoy the process she applies to keep it positive and fun yet learn the proper fundamentals required to perform well. I actually tried a few vocal teachers and Kim with her wisdom and experience made it simple who to go with!!

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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Des Plaines is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
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45 min
$48 average
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"Love Cindy's lessons, super patient."
Chad
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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"Kimberly was so good with my daughter. We are looking forward to more lessons with her!"
Allison
Took Fiddle lessons from Kimberly B.
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"Great teaching! Excellent service with recordings and sheet music!"
Andreas Petersson
Took Fiddle lessons from Laura S.
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"This was my first lesson but she helped me correct the mistakes I was making holding the fiddle and the bow, and she is very encouraging while I am learning to play and still making not so pretty sounds. She made me feel comfortable making mistakes and I was not nervous at all. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Natasha
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"Excellent! Both of my girls were happy and excited after the lessons. They are very different and Elizabeth connected with both of them."
Katy
Took Fiddle lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"I have been taking fiddle/violin lessons from Marc for a few months now, and it has been a great experience. He is very patient and keeps things fun by helping me learn pieces that I am interested in learning to play. I would highly recommend him for any instrument you are wanting to learn."
Annie
Took Fiddle lessons from Marc D.
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"Kelly has a great ability to instruct and relate to fellow fiddlers, great "hands on" attention to detail, highly recommend"
Chris
Took Fiddle lessons from Kelly O.
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"I started taking fiddle lessons with Daniel having basically zero experience with the instrument, and in just a handful of weeks, I can't believe how much I've learned! Daniel really excels at tailoring his teaching to my individual needs, interests, and pace of learning. Each week I leave feeling challenged and motivated, but never frustrated. I'm having a great time, and always look forward to my next lesson."
Adam
Took Fiddle lessons from Daniel P.
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"Julie is absolutely wonderful! She’s extremely patient and very talented. I was only able to take fiddling lessons for a relatively short amount of time (less than a year) but I feel that I walked away with an excellent start. Can not recommend enough!"
Duncan
Took Fiddle lessons from Julie C.
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"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 :)"
Blyth
Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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