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Armen M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English,Russian,Armenian, Russian
  • High school from Tchaikovsky school of music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Armen M.

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About Armen

Armen M. was born in Armenia, and began playing the violin at the age of seven. From thereon out, Armen received his B.A.and M.A. degrees from Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia and Artist diploma from Longy school of Music in Cambridge MA. With an impressive background, awards, and distinctions

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Max
Armen has been great with my beginner child! Able to do basic introduction at child level, amazing!
Muller
I had a great first lesson with Armen.
He immediately identified some areas of improvement and I really liked his style which is rigorous, demanding and rewarding at the same time.
Can't wait to our next lesson,

Muller
Badri S.
I was Impressed beyond my expectations.

Gio A.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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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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Tara Hodnett
Is a very good teacher he's very patient.
ramon
I am learning consistently and step by step.
Tom E.
He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient.
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Emily M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Popular Music Performance BM from University of Southern California
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Emily M.

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I teach fiddle lessons primarily by ear as I think it's important to retain the aural tradition. My specialty is Irish and Scottish styles, but I also love Quebecois and Cape Breton tunes. I grew up playing Old Time and Bluegrass and have a solid foundation in those styles as well.

We'll learn repertoire and work on developing a stylistically appropriate technique (bowing, groove, lilt, ornaments).

Learning chords and how to provide basic accompaniment can be a fun and empowering approach as well!

About Emily

A product of fiddle camps, late night jam sessions, and extensive Bach technique, Emily is at the forefront of an emerging scene of contemporary violin players. A third generation Southern California native, Emily was drawn to the violin almost immediately upon discovering its existence, and has on

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Alani S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • General Education from Wilde Lake High School
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Awarded First Place Old Time Fiddle from Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention
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Alani S.

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I love teaching students what THEY want to learn, while providing them with a solid foundation on their instrument. I will cater the lesson to the needs of the student and make it fun, because music is meant to be fun. I can help students learn music of their choice, or I can come up with some music to get them started. If they want to to learn music by ear, read music, improvise, or learn new tunes, I love teaching all of those things!

About Alani

I am a fiddle, mandolin, and guitar player with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. Over my years of learning to play this music, I have been taught by many amazing teachers and mentors, which has inspired me to want to teach and mentor other musicians. My students can expect to learn

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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 students 5 and up
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Julie C.

3 Reviews
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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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Kathleen L.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • PhD Ethnomusicology from Indiana University
  • Awarded US Fulbright, NEA Grant, Aspen Music Scholarships from United States Fulbright Commission, NEA, Aspen Music School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathleen L.

18 Reviews
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I teach Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass and Old-time fiddle. I am a Scottish Fiddle Regional Champion and have performed at the Celtic Colours International Music Festival, as well as playing Bluegrass fiddle at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.

About Kathleen

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, Kathleen teaches everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. Dr. Lavengood has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Indiana's Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orc

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Kim V.
Where do I begin. Kathleen is extremely patient with me and very encouraging. I have loved the violin for a long time. However, over the years I would get discouraged and quit. With Kathleen, I look forward to our sessions. She's very knowledgeable and I like that she will play along with me and send audio clips that reinforce the place where I struggle. I have learned so much in such a short period. She's a keeper! I'm truly blessed to have her in my (music) life. Thank you so much Kathleen.
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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Philadelphia is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $130 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Love Cindy's lessons, super patient."
- Chad
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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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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"Julianna has been teaching my grand daughter (who just turned 12) for the past five years and I just can't say enough about what a great teacher she is. We feel so lucky to have found her and couldn't be happier with her teaching ability. She is talented, knowledgeable, patient, dedicated to teaching, and clearly has an honest desire to help her students be the best fiddlers they can be. I highly recommend her."
- Jack
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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"The girls loved their first lesson"
- Virginia
Took Fiddle lessons from Amy 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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"Excellent teacher..Stephanie is so patience. .looking forward to more lessons with her."
- Jennifer
Took Fiddle lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Julie is literally amazing! Best teacher in music I have seen. She is so versatile and works with each child according to who they are to their strength and weakness. Always encouraging to my kids. She makes it fun for my kids and gives them the desire to play to the best of their abilities."
- Anna
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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"Concetta was such a treat to have in our home! She came out all the way from NY to NJ for my mothers birthday, and though she is a beginner, emerged from the 1 hour lesson so inspired to keep practicing, able to fully complete her first song! She even did a little performance at the end on the lesson! She is a great people person, fun to talk to, and she really knows her stuff. Excellent choice!"
- Lindsey
Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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"Kelvin Rocks

I have been study with Kelvin for almost 6 and half years, I am glad found an excellent instruction by a very professional teacher.but be ready to learn more than just Music. and be ready to be more successful in your everyday life oh and I have been to other music teachers. they don't compare..
Thank you Kelvin! you have made me become a great fiddler!
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- James
Took Fiddle lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I started taking fiddle lessons with Daniel having basically zero experience with the instrument, and in just a handful of weeks, I can't believe how much I've learned! Daniel really excels at tailoring his teaching to my individual needs, interests, and pace of learning. Each week I leave feeling challenged and motivated, but never frustrated. I'm having a great time, and always look forward to my next lesson."
- Adam
Took Fiddle lessons from Daniel P.
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