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Elias S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elias S.

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The violin sings, but the fiddle dances. Or so the old saying goes! In teaching fiddle, I love to bring essential violin technique together with the various styles of diverse music. In the first few lessons we'll explore the style of fiddle you'd like to play and create a path towards that sound. As time goes on, you'll be ready to jump into a bluegrass jam circle, start a ceili or shred like Lindsey Stirling! The direction you take is up to you, and I'm excited to help you meet your goals!

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
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Donna W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Donna W.

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I have been teaching and performing for over 20 years, and I really love sharing the music with students. Fiddle and folk music is fun music for dancing and singing. I play and teach Celtic, Old-Time, Bluegrass and other styles to students of all ages. Learn by ear and by note. Whether you are an absolute beginner, returning to music after a break, or you know some tunes and want to learn more, I can help you find your "voice" on the fiddle. We call it "PLAYING" , so come and Fiddle For the FUN of it!

About Donna

I love teaching and sharing my love for music. I have taught violin/fiddle to students as young as 3, and as old as 92, and had fun with all of my students. I love seeing the enthusiasm grow in absolute beginners, adults as well as children, and encouraging them to find their own joy in music. I h

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Joanne
Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful.
Anastasia M.
Donna is a very caring attentive teacher. She is very inspiring and full of knowledge. We see progress right away. I highly recommend Donna for violin lessons. She provides a fun learning experience!
Meg
She knows how to identify what style of learning is appropriate. She knows how to listen, and how to determine what the goals are. She doesn't impose an agenda, but is committed to helping the learner acquire technical skills while making lessons fun and productive. Top marks!
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Gordon M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gordon M.

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I specialize in helping students learn practice and listening techniques that will allow you to make faster more efficient progress as well as increase your understanding of music and how you best learn to play. I teach many fiddle styles including Irish, Gypsy Jazz Old Time and Bluegrass. I specialize in Irish fiddle, which I have been playing and teaching for 25 years. I have studied in Ireland with numerous masters of the Irish fiddle such as Kevin Burke, Tommy Peoples , Martin Hayes, Matt Cranitch, Oisin Mac Diarmada and many others. I am founding member of the band Beyond The Pale and have taught at numerous camps and festivals including The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat.
I also specialize in “Gypsy Jazz” or “ Hot Club of Paris” style jazz fiddle in the style of Stephane Grapelli and played for many years in the very popular Dallas based band The Texas Gypsies.

About Gordon

I love music and have been playing music since I was a small child. And I love helping to spread the joy of music by teaching. I have been teaching fiddle for over 20 years. I specialize in teaching fiddle and especially Irish fiddle, but I also teach many other fiddle styles including Gypsy Jazz ,

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Blaine
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!
Laura
"Mom, I don't want to study violin anymore" my young son said.-Oh no!- I was SO sad but I couldn't force him to play an instrument. And then, Hallelujah! we found Gordon. My boy began to take fiddle lessons with this amazing musician. And thus his very own love for the fiddle was born! He still plays. He is now 28. I can't thank you enough Gordon, for your life long musical influence on my son.
Betsy
I have played in a band with Gordon for 19 years and he is an amazing musician, composer, arranger, engineer, and producer. Additionally, I benefitted from his teachings and I have observed his fiddle teaching sessions with other students. Gordon is great with children and adults and any student will become a better musician because of Gordon’s teachings. I know I have.
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Cieran M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English
  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance from University of Denver
  • 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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Lauren S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Alani S.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded First Place Old Time Fiddle from Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Alani S.

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Have you ever wanted to play fiddle, but never knew where to start? Do you have trouble learning correct technique, practice strategies, or struggle finding good repertoire to learn? Well, you've come to the right place!

I am a young and passionate teacher, committed to helping you improve on your instrument and achieve your goals! Many students comment on my patience, communication skills, and flexibility as a teacher.

In our first lesson, I will likely ask you to demonstrate your level to me, either by telling me or showing me what you know. I will use this to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. You can expect to come away from our first lesson with some learning materials, a plan for going forward, and an encouraging start to our journey as musicians together!

Some examples of things students can learn from me include: expanding repertoire, ear training, music reading, improvising, jamming, music theory, and technique.

About Alani

I am a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. I have been studying music since the age of 9, and fell in love with traditional music when I was 13. I love to perform and have had the opportunity to share the stage with many of my hero's. My interest in teaching sta

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Kat T.
I have little experience playing the fiddle and felt awkward a LOT! Alani helped me feel more at ease and really is helping me zero in on what my goals are and how to reach them. I recommend her highly!
Dave
Excellent lessons! Alani is great! Very patient and friendly! I'm so glad I started these lessons.
Dave
Alani was very thorough and patient with a very novice, first time student. I am looking forward to our next lesson.

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The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Farmington 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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"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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"Gordon is a well-respected teacher for in person and online lessons. I have known him for many years as he has taught regularly at two camps that I am associated -- the O'Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp and the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat. Besides having great skills on the instruments he plays, he is a man of good character and his friendly demeanor appeals to students young and old. I highly recommend Gordon."
Ken
Took Fiddle lessons from Gordon M.
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"Daniel is a great fiddle instructor. I can't say enough good things about his instructing. The quality of Jeremiah's fiddle/violin playing has improved in just 4 lessons."
Jeremiah
Took Fiddle lessons from Daniel P.
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"I am so glad that I took lessons from Ashley! I had been playing for about a year and a half when I started my lessons in January of 2018. We had hour-long sessions once a week for about a year, but the time always felt too short! We usually learned about a song a week, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on how quickly I picked it up. Since I could already read sheet music, I mostly learned by ear, and Ashley did a wonderful job with slowing the songs down and helping me repeat them until I could play by memory. Now, I'm really glad I learned through ear training because it's an invaluable skill to have! I also really enjoyed playing harmony with her -- so cool. She always had songs hand-picked for me to learn, or, if there was a song that I really wanted to be able to play, she would help me with that one. Ashley is the best -- such a sweet, patient, and encouraging teacher! She even offered to have me play with her on stage! If you have the chance, take lessons from Ashley!!!"
Amanda
Took Fiddle lessons from Ashley D.
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"Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through"
Marc
Took Fiddle lessons from Sam K.
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"Josh is an amazing teacher who is in it for the right reasons. He didn't just teach fiddle, but talked with me about my personal goals, and personalized his teaching style to help me reach them. A perfect fit for any late-learners."
Hope
Took Fiddle lessons from Joshua A.
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"There is no one more caring, more patient, more helpful than the extremely talented Gordon. I'm older and was hesitant to jump in, but Gordon made it so easy and was so careful to move me along at just the right speed. He's got a great rapport with people, a great talent to share, and a great desire to make you get ahead. I'd recommend him to anyone."
Steven
Took Fiddle lessons from Gordon M.
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"Mel is very encouraging and really helpful. As an adult learner I feel very comfortable and confident that I can reach my goals"
Gary
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Great start. I am a super-beginner and we are starting with the basics. Today was my first lesson. Ashley is patient, and knowledgeable for a start-up student like me. And she plays a mean fiddle. I asked for a demonstration— I gotta long road ahead but I am excited by the prospects of Ashley’s instruction."
Michelle
Took Fiddle lessons from Ashley D.
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