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Rob F.

6 Reviews
Lenexa, KS
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob F.

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I have played in a couple of heavy giging country bands. I can show you how to learn how to improvise and take on some fiddle tunes.

About Rob

My name is Rob Foster. I teach violin and viola lessons in the KC area. My parents started me on the Suzuki Method at 3 years old. I have played and taught lots of Classical music but I am also passionate about other kinds of music as well. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk and Improvisation. I h

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Lin
Identified many of my errors right away, has given instruction on how to correct. Have noticed definite improvement each week, and given new skills each week to practice .(I'm not likely to pass this pattern in the near future!)
Leda G.
Very good teacher.
Sarah J.
Rob's passion for music is evident in his teaching. He is very professional and an excellent violin instructor. I can tell he truly wants his students to succeed. He is very patient and teaches in a way that is fun and involved. Very highly recommended.

Cindy H.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded 2017 International Autoharp Champion from Walnut Valley Festival Association
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Cindy H.

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I work with students exclusively by ear, concentrating on development of rhythm and the syncopation of melody against rhythm.

About Cindy

Cindy has been making music for as long as she can remember. She was the assistant director of a synagogue children's choir by age 14 and has directed and sung with many community choirs and pickup groups since then. But it wasn't until 1996 that she discovered the autoharp and began teaching and

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Eugenie
Cindy is an amazing fiddle teacher. I came to her for help in learning old-time fiddle technique. I wanted something more than just learning the tune. Cindy is helping me improve my bowing style, be a better listener, and achieve a sound I always dreamed of but didn't know how to do.

When it comes to teachers, Cindy is the best of the best. She'll lay out exercises to build your skill step by step. If you love old-time music and want to excel at playing the fiddle, Cindy's your gal.
Marybeth M.
Cindy is teaching me how to play Old Time fiddle tunes and technique in the cross tune of GDGD. I find her to be an instructor that is both process-oriented (providing information about the music background"what,when,who,why") and product-oriented (how to play/technique). She always begins lessons with a review from the past lesson and the homework provided that she records and sends to me. Her demonstrations are very clear and are at a rate and pace comfortable to me. She provides clear verbal cues throughout the lessons. Cindy is very strong in task analysis, breaking down each tune part, beginning with bowing. Her feedback throughout lessons is both positive-specific and corrective-specific. Every lesson is highly enjoyable and filled with encouragement. I am a retired college professor in teacher education, and I know about the constructs of what makes a high quality teacher - Cindy, demonstrates this to me. I feel fortunate to have Cindy as my fiddle instructor.
Emily
I feel really lucky to have connected with Cindy on takelessons.com during the pandemic. I actually cannot think of another time a teacher has taught me so much so skillfully - and it's all happening over the internet! Cindy has a fabulous sense of humor, she is honest and good at her profession. She's more than a fiddle teacher, she shares a music tradition with wisdom and care.

Amy R.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Associates Degree Paraeducator from Western Technical College
  • Teaches students 3 to 80
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Amy R.

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Students will start with a method book to learn simple melodies and double stops, more theory and technique will be taught from there using songs of student's choice.

About Amy

Hello, my name is Amy and I am very excited to be teaching out of my studio, Double A music. I took 12 years of private music lessons on various instruments. I have taught for over 10 years, and have an associates degree in teaching from Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I enjoy

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Fronia
Amy is an amazing fiddle instructor who teaches at a high level of professionalism. As a senior citizen without any prior musical background, I truly appreciate that Amy is extremely patient and attentive to my learning style. She continually stresses good practice habits and is very complimentary for my efforts.
Sarah P.
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it helps to have a great teacher like her.

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Julie C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors in Education from Bowling Green State University (Ohio)
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Julie C.

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As a teacher, I am extremely upbeat and encouraging! I meet students where they are and seek to make lessons enjoyable as well as challenging. I am absolutely passionate about bluegrass and old-time music! I began playing viola in 1972 at age 9, switched to fiddle (violin) in 2003, and have been performing in bands as a bluegrass fiddler ever since! Teaching is in my blood, as I was a full-time high school English teacher for 32 years prior to my recent retirement. I've been teaching fiddle students for the past five years, and have helped many beginning and intermediate students learn how to play songs and continue building their skills. I work primarily with training by ear, but can also help students learn to read music. If you're ready to "pull out the fiddle and rosin up the bow," then give me a call!

About Julie

I've been performing as a fiddler in bluegrass bands since 2003, and have absolutely loved my own journey as a musician! A lifelong musician, I started on viola at age 9 and played in school orchestra through high school and on into college, even as I earned my degree in secondary English Education

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Duncan
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!
Jennifer
Julie is an amazing fiddle teacher! It is intimidating to take lessons as an adult and she made me feel very comfortable from day one. She is fun and has a laid-back, warm personality. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn fiddle!
Ally
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.
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Erin C.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erin C.

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Orange Blossom, Mississippi Sawyer and Devil's Dream are a few of the basic fiddle songs I like to teach. The key to Fiddling is being able to play in tune and fast with a few basic rhythm patterns. I teach theory, scales, rhythm, pattern recognition, how to work with a metronome from slow to fast, proper bow grip and placement as well as proper posture for the violin.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Annika M.
Fantastic instruction. Patient, clear, and ensured she was meeting my daughter where she is at. Significantly more productive class times compared with our last in person teacher.
Raina
Great experience! Erin is engaging when teaching and amazing with my daughter. It was her first lesson and I'm so glad we found Erin to begin this violin journey with!

Amber W.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
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Amber W.

22 Reviews
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 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 their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students

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Laura
Excellent instructor. Amber definitely knows flute instruction and is helping me get the basics I missed years ago.
Ben C.
Very knowledgeable and personable. Puts you at ease, patient and doesn't give you more than you can handle. So far, a good experience.
Emma
Amber is a really sweet and kind loving teacher to help you reach your goals

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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Independence, MO

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Independence is $67. 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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$41 average
45 min
$56 average
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$67 average

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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."
Tom
Took Fiddle lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"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."
Richard
Took Fiddle lessons from Kelly O.
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"Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!"
Preston
Took Fiddle lessons from Speedy B.
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"Concetta is an awesome teacher! Passionate, patient, and encouraging."
emilie allen
Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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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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"She is wonderful with my 9 year old daughter. It is my daughter's first instrument and she looks forward to each class. Highly recommended."
Candice Brady
Took Fiddle lessons from Dee F.
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"A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one."
Gene
Took Fiddle lessons from Elias S.
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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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"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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"Alani was very quick to move and adapt to meet me at my playing level even after just a few minutes. Very patient and professional."
Brent
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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