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Antoinette A.

21 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • General Education from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Antoinette A.

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Though "fiddle" and "violin" are the same instrument, the difference in title refer to two different styles of playing. Fiddle music focuses on country, bluegrass and Irish or Celtic music.

Beginners typically take 60 minute classes once per week at a recurring time. Young children typically take half hour classes and older children, adult musicians and those on a budget typically take 45 minute classes. The most common lesson length to start with is 60 minutes, as the teacher will need to tune your instrument and help you get set up. Some students choose to take lessons twice per week when a concert is coming up, to catch up from a vacation or if they just want to make faster progress.

In class, you will learn new techniques, receive guidance on how to achieve the best sound possible and learn songs that you like and that interest you. You are expected to take this guidance and practice it thoroughly at home until you feel comfortable with it, so that when you are in class ...

About Antoinette

In-Person lessons are back! I am happy to say that not only do I love my job, but my passion in life has always been teaching. I spend 12-15 hours a day either teaching violin, educating myself on the newest methods and materials, or helping my students outside of class. Your success means e

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Khalee C.
My son did a 45 minutes class and by the time he was finished he was reading and playing music πŸŽΌπŸ€—. Antoinette made it so easy and simple
Jennifer
Antoinette is, by far, the best music instructor that I have ever hired. Music has always been a part of my life. As a child, I took piano lessons for years and continued on and off through college. As a complete novice to the violin, I was nervous to begin such a challenging instrument as an adult hobby. Antoinette is encouraging, intelligent and incredibly skilled. Her calm demeanor and patience is vital to one's success. She focuses on the building blocks to a successful technique with ease. I am incredibly grateful to Antoinette for reminding me of how enjoyable music can be. I look forward to our weekly sessions around my busy work schedule. Her location is conveniently located within walking distance from the subway in NYC.
Tonia
I took violin lessons for a year with an instructor I found through a different organization (not TakeLessons)--and I learned more in one hour with Antoinette than I learned in 30 lessons with that other teacher. In just one lesson, I can see that Antoinette is friendly, smart, encouraging, knows her stuff--and knows how to teach (which not every good player can do). I'm an adult, but I bet she'd be just as great with a student of any age.
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Donna W.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • Awarded 2nd Place, Oregon State Fiddle Contest from Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Adam S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
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Adam S.

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I am a classically trained violinist with a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. I graduated in 1985 and have been teaching music since. I teach online and out of my studio in Granby Massachusetts

About Adam

I am the president of Mandolin New England a 501c3 non-profit Mandolin Orchestra. I have a BA in music and certificates in violin from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Conservatory at Rivers. I studied ethno music ecology at Hampshire College wi

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Nancy
I have learned more from Adam than I had from my two previous mandolin teachers. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in all of the instruments he teaches.
Bob
I play guitar in a local band and we decided we needed mandolin on this part, so I put an ad in Craigslist. Long story short the guy we hired to do the part turns out was a teacher. I always wanted to learn the fiddle so I thought a couple lessons would be enough, but this guy knows so much and so many styles that I'm hooked. I live in Greenfield, so most of my lessons are online
Wendy
I asked at Downtown Sounds in Northampton who is the best fiddle teacher in western MA. Joe said "Adam Sweet". I called and he responded promptly. I must say, he's very patient and knowledgeable. I've been taking lessons now from Mr. Sweet since 2009 when he was teaching in South Hadley
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Amanda R.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded String Chamber Music Competition, 1st Place from Music Teachers National Association
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Amanda R.

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In my lessons, I provide my students with both technical studies as well as appropriate and inspiring music to develop their skills and help them reach their goals.

About Amanda

I've been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle for 13 years, and I love sharing all kinds of music with my students. To do that, I've developed my own teaching method that includes learning by ear and learning from sheet music, with music tailored to each student's age, level, and musical tastes. The

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Caitlin
Amanda has been my teacher for the last few years. As someone who has played violin for a bit more than a decade, I can say without a doubt that she’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She actually helped me fall in love with playing violin again!

She helps me refine and improve the skills I already have as well as learn new ones. She also adapts her teaching style to her students’ needs - if something seems like it’s not working for you, then she’ll help find a way that actually helps you develop your skills. She’s also really kind and understanding, and makes genuine connections with her students. I highly recommend taking lessons from her.
Sophia
Amanda is really great at finding different ways to explain things so they make sense. She’s also very good at working with people; allowing them to find their own way while helping them acquire their own skills. She makes an actual connection with her students and is a constantly kind person in general.
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Kenton M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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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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Nancy D.
kenton is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor. He really knows his music
Nancy D.
very good advice and technique i will follow through
Nancy D.
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
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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

Make sure you contact me about scheduling. I have other students and a job that sometimes changes week to week. I may have other times available. Let me know.

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Jeff
Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument.
Jeff
great first lesson. Personable and informative.
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!)

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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Mount Vernon, NY

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Mount Vernon is $68. 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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$56 average
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"He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better."
Roger
Took Fiddle lessons from Marc D.
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"Here are the pros: Cody is a very nice gentleman. He’s an experienced player and great teacher, very patient, respectful, with a good demeanor, and is easy to talk to about practical stuff so that I can play or jam with others more quickly. I study with him once a week for 75 minutes online from NJ. He answers my questions, helps me with technique, and then we work on a song that I want to learn such as our current song is Buck Owens country song Truck Driving Man —he’ll show me how he would improvise and do the back up— putting in classic authentic bluegrass/country sounding fiddle double stops, slides, hammer on licks. I am having a blast learning new stuff and feel I am quickly progressing — I am confident you’d enjoy his teachings too. But you don’t have to take my word for it, instead just listen to his playing on YouTube- it speaks for itself. I wanna play like him.

Here are the cons: even at 75 minutes a week the time just flies by too fast, I don’t want the fun to stop. I look forward to my lesson every week."
Liam
Took Fiddle lessons from Cody B.
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"I learned a lot of basics in my very first lesson ever, and am excited to continue to learn with Cody. He's confident, calm and friendly and gave me more information than I thought I'd get in one quick lesson. I look forward to next week!"
Peggy
Took Fiddle lessons from Cody B.
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"This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance."
Mark
Took Fiddle lessons from Elizabeth B.
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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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"Rachel is patient and listened to me... I think it is a good match..."
Polly
Took Fiddle lessons from Rachel C.
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"I always looked forward to my lessons with Pamela. She brought kindness, patience, and a sense of fun to the session. I learned a lot about music as well, and she honored my intentions for learning an instrument, helping to set a pace that was comfortable for me yet exciting and challenging."
Megan
Took Fiddle lessons from Pamela M.
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"Concetta is an awesome teacher! Passionate, patient, and encouraging."
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Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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"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"
Patrick
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Alani is very experienced, professional, and kind. She’s efficiently teaching me, who has no experience with the violin, how to play one. I’d recommend her to anyone."
Marissa
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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