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Chris H.

12 Reviews
California, MD
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris H.

12 Reviews
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I have been teaching Irish fiddle style for 15 years. I will usually start the student in either a basic fiddle book or Suzuki to learn how to do proper bowing, positioning and technique. The student will be able to read notes. If desired, I will also teach the more advanced about chord progression through the songs. I do know the appalachian style also but it is asked for less frequently.

About Chris

I have been teaching private violin for over 20 years, and private viola/cello for about 10. I have taught in Charles and St. Mary's County Public schools. I am a member of American Strings Teacher's Association, National Association for Music Educators (Maryland Music Educators Association), and t

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JD D.
Ms Chris was great my daughter really enjoyed her first lesson. Ms Chris was easy to work with and made my daughter comfortable that she felt free to ask questions and make mistakes without worry. My daughter is looking forward to the next lesson.
Leslie
If you’re looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and patient strings teacher, you will love Mrs. Heins. Both of my sons have been taking lessons from Mrs. Heins for several years (one for viola and one for cello). They have learned so much under her instruction, such as earning All-County and All-State honors. They also practice their live performance skills twice a year during informal musical concerts. Mrs. Heins also offers participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Development program, which can earn your child credit for college. She is a gem and should you choose her, you won’t be disappointed.
Deborah H.
Had a wonderful time with my teacher she restrung my violin and I got a trade in for an adult si and adult size because I had purchased one for ciao but I got it at music store where she works and they gave me another one with the trade-in and I only had to pay $50 I had a nice time with Miss Hines I even was so excited to go into my lessons I get it two hours earlier and she excepted me so that was good she had time to string the restring the Valium and not show me a lot of things that I needed to do and I’ve also purchased the first book so I’m I’m really excited
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Patrick M.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $33
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Fiddle Player of the Year from International Bluegrass Music Association
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Patrick M.

18 Reviews
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Private Fiddle Teacher

Hi there! 😃 I am an experienced teacher & performer of 15 years. I love working with all ages and skill levels! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be learning tunes in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, music theory, and ear training. I'm stoked to meet you! I'm excited to help you on your musical journey!

Here's a list of my Education, Accolades and Experience!
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Towson University, MD (2011)
International Bluegrass Music Association's 2017 Fiddle Player of the Year
Strathmore Performing Arts Center Artist in Residence
International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Momentum Award Instrumentalist of the Year
Fiddle Player for the Grammy Winning Duo, Dailey & Vincent

Waldorf School of Baltimore, MD
Odyssey School, Baltimore, MD
Mike's Music, Ellicott City, MD
Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week, Davis & Elkins College, WV
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About Patrick

Patrick M. is available for online lessons worldwide! Patrick has been playing violin and mandolin for over 25 years and has taught music since 2008. The International Bluegrass Music Association named Patrick "Fiddle Player of the Year" for 2017, one of the music industry’s highest honors. He teac

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Fritz
My son had his very first Violin lesson with Patrick and was super excited. Patrick conveyed the information for the lesson very well and my son is even more excited about his future lessons.
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Evan T.
Evan is loving his lessons with Patrick. He has improved so much in such a short time and is having fun!
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Bryan M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bryan M.

9 Reviews
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Looking for someone to help you reach that next level? Whatever your stringed instrument, I can guide you there. From the rank basics to traditional tunes, to timing and tone, technique and theory, I can show you what you need to make your journey easier. Rely on my 15 years of music teaching experience to save you countless hours of bewilderment and frustration!

My journey as a musician which began at the age of 8 has now carried me to 48 states and a dozen countries, including 4 tours in continental Europe. I spent 7+ years performing, recording, and giving workshops with talented acoustic acts based in Nashville and the southeast. I am lucky to have been involved and contributed to a handful of IBMA and Grammy-nominated albums.

Increasingly, however, I turn my focus toward private teaching.
I find great joy and pride in helping a student reach their goals and surprise themselves with their own potential.
Go ahead and get in touch, and let's try a session together!

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About Bryan

In the last decade, I’ve logged a million miles and thousands of hours of playing time as a sideman for bluegrass and acoustic acts. I’ve applied my talents to award-winning projects with top artists, adding fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and often vocals, to these albums. I've been so pleased t

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Carmen T.
Oh that was great fun and I loved it. He is a great instructor. I really learned a lot in a short period of time.
Chris H.
First lesson. I think this is going to be great. Super nice to work with.
Tony C.
I am greatly encouraged by my progress. Except for the limitations of my hands, I want to continue with Bryan. Many thanks. Until January, have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed Christmas.

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Benji C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Violin Performance from American River College
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Benji C.

11 Reviews
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Online Fiddle Teacher

Teaching Texas style, old-time, and bluegrass fiddle music.

About Benji

Hi there! My name is Benji and I have been teaching private lessons since 2013. I started playing the violin at age 4 when my parents signed me up for Suzuki violin lessons. l feel in love with the violin and began to play non-stop. I also have been competing in state fiddle competitions since the

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Darcy Struckman
I'm really enjoying learning the fiddle. Benji is a very good instructor. He has a great deal of experience and knowledge, has great intuition about how to present and teach, encourage and challenge me based on where I am moment to moment. He is very patient and encouraging, with a calm energy, which are excellent qualities in a teacher. I highly recommend him.
Ronica W.
I had my first lesson today. I'm an adult starting from ground zero. Benji was very patient and encouraging, and I'm excited about the next lesson!
Ryker E.
Benji did a great job with Ryker!
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Gio A.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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Gio A.

23 Reviews
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I've played guitar since I was only eight years old (over 20 years!) in many different bands, styles, and genres. I played in a traditional Irish ensemble when I was in college and have since picked up banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and bodhran (Irish hand drum). I've also helped teach group violin classes in music programs in Orlando, FL and NYC. I love playing and teaching bluegrass music, it's a special challenge both for me and the students!

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Is a very good teacher he's very patient.
ramon
I am learning consistently and step by step.
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Elizabeth B.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

48 Reviews
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Online Fiddle Teacher

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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Constance W.
It was fun and I learned a lot!
Shannan H.
Thank you! You have helped me improve so much! So excited for our next lesson!
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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in California, MD

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in California is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $90 per hour.
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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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Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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"Peter is very patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. He is very analytical in his teaching. I am a new student (only a few lessons) and I am confident he will be able to provide the critical but positive instruction and encouragement that I need. His enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. In fact, he gives detailed oral histories and music theory explanations related to the topic of the lesson. Most teachers boot you out when time is up - not Peter - he always finishes on the right note. Plus he has an adorable cat assistant, Rory, as a side kick."
Amy
Took Fiddle lessons from Peter W.
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"She's amazing"
Laci
Took Fiddle lessons from Laura S.
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"Laura is a top-notch instructor! She is incredibly talented and committed to helping students learn and have fun. Highly recommended!"
Jeremiah
Took Fiddle lessons from Laura S.
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"Erin was a great teacher! She challenged me to be better every lesson, and her teaching style for someone who had never played an instrument before was great!"
Kevin
Took Fiddle lessons from Erin C.
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"laura is very competent and adaptable to different approches to learning Im looking forward to more."
Dan
Took Fiddle lessons from Laura S.
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Alison
Took Fiddle lessons from Lynn K.
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"Charming and knowledgeable. Makes it easy for the student to understand."
Peter
Took Fiddle lessons from Rachel C.
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"I sound horrible, but it was my first lesson. Karen is great!"
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Took Fiddle lessons from Karen N.
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