Elias Schwartzman

Elias S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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!
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Elias teaches



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Elias delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2014

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 professional musician performing in Southern California I am well versed both in classical violin and various fiddle styles ranging from bluegrass, Celtic and old-time to rock, pop and blues. I also play viola and mandolin and write music.


Jan 2005 - Present

I've been performing professionally in various capacities since the end of high school and music remains the center of my life today!


Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Oberlin College


Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A quick run-through of a great Irish reel, The Exile of Erin. The violin sings, but the fiddle dances!
Photo by Elias S.

The 1st St. Patrick's Day I played with the traditional Irish band, The Reelers!
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2 Reviews

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Gene Oct 18, 2018
Fiddle · In studio

A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

Jacqui May 15, 2018
Violin · In home

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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