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Peter W.

2 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Scottish Gaelic
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Peter W.

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I instruct in the Scottish style of fiddling, with a rounded approach, including introductions to the Cape Breton, Highland, Grand Northeast, and Shetland regional styles.

About Peter

I am a traditional Scottish musician specializing in 18th century music. I have studied Highland bag piping since 2001 and Scottish Fiddling since 2002 (with a background in classical violin). I teach both Scottish Fiddle and Highland Bagpipes, as well as Scottish Small pipes and Border pipes. I

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Cathy
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
Amy
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.

Chris H.

12 Reviews
Waldorf, MD
Starting at $39
  • Music Performance (violin) from St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris H.

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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

Raycurt J.

17 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Raycurt J.

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A new approach to the tunes they play in the back roads and row houses. Jam with the local banjo player.
These a system of hearing the keys and chords that never change through time.

About Raycurt

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance Multi-talent native of Washington, D.C. began playing music at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in local church choirs with family members and participating with the D.C. Youth Chorale. Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C

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Reed E.
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Makaylah
Very good first lesson for a 6 year old - looking forward to continuing!
David B.
1st lesson. was an awesome experience. Knowledgeable, patient and encouraging!

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Jennifer A.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded Instrumental Artist of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
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Jennifer A.

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Having been featured in concert by Willie Nelson and with 30+ years of performance experience I will work with you to learn everything you've ever dreamed of on the fiddle!

About Jennifer

Featured in concert by WILLIE NELSON and recipient of the LA Music Awards' 'INSTRUMENTAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR', Jennifer A. graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, studied violin performance at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland and performs throughout the world. With over 30 years o

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Maya
Jennifer is amazing! Highly recommended.
Robert
This is just a follow up. She continues to do an absolutely beautiful job of teaching and yet still infusing the lesson with loads of fun! I couldn’t be happier.... She is the perfect example of what a violin instructor should be.
Roxanne R.
Jennifer's home is welcoming and so is she! She prepared a lesson book with my name on it and the lesson area was perfect. I cant wait for my next lesson. Jennifer's energy is warm and pleasant and she is patient but still corrects posture and hand positions to help create good habits from the get go.
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Kenton M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kenton M.

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I have been teaching for over fifteen years. You can choose to learn by ear, notation, tab or any combination of these. Learn any of the fiddling competition tunes, or just your particular favorites.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty

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Angie G.
Kenton was happy to go at my pace and super encouraging!
Lorraine D.
great teacher very patient easy to learn from
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Kimberly B.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from Sacramento State University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Kimberly B.

22 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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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!!
Diana O.
Ensures one has a strong foundation of violin knowledge. Patient and kind. Love this instructor!

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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Riverdale, MD

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Riverdale is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $80 per hour.
30 min
$36 average
45 min
$48 average
60 min
$58 average

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"I took took violin lessons from Margaret for a few months. She is very good at explaining concepts and teaching technique. She helped me correct my technique from what I was taught by another teacher I was with briefly and that helped immensely. I highly recommend taking lessons with Margaret!"
Patrick
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"Sarah is a wonderful, patient teacher. She makes you feel relaxed and uses her skills to encourage each student to reach for that next level!"
Jan
Took Fiddle lessons from Sarah A.
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"Julie is an amazing teacher! She tells you what you need to improve in a gentle way and is always enthusiastic about any progress you make, no matter how small."
Ally
Took Fiddle lessons from Julie C.
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"My first lesson with Margaret was really great! I hadn't played an instrument since I was nine years old, and Margaret met me right where I am. Her tips came through the online format crystal clear, and I ended the lesson knowing exactly what to work on and why it'll be important. I'm so excited for more lessons!"
Kim
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"Karen is thorough. You will find out immediately that she will find your weaknesses and work on those. She is a pro - she knows what she is doing and she knows what her students need. She listens to what her students want to accomplish and then she will add to her responses extra instructions that will focus on big picture success. She really understands the difference between playing alone and playing with a group. She knows exactly how every band member will respond to what you are playing."
Jonathan
Took Fiddle lessons from Karen R.
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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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"Mel is a great listener. My first lesson was great."
Lew
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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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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"Laura is sweet, smart, personable, patient, and has achieved miracles with my daughter. My daughter has a short attention span and is very impatient with most things, and has quit other classes we've tried. Not with Laura. She has just the right mix of patience and encouragement, and it's one of the only courses my girl genuinely wants to go back to every week. Most of that is due to her amazing teacher. Thanks, Laura!"
Kelly
Took Fiddle lessons from Laura S.
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"Erin is very patient and full of great ideas. She has helped me tremendously in only a few short lessons."
Natalie
Took Fiddle lessons from Erin C.
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