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Elias S.
Washington, District of Columbia
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Learn Fiddle with ease from an experienced musician and teacher
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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 S.

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, cello, mandolin, guitar and bass and write music.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Portugese

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Avatar of the tutor
Elias S.
Washington, District of Columbia
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Learn Fiddle with ease from an experienced musician and teacher
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
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 S.

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, cello, mandolin, guitar and bass and write music.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Portugese

Speaks

Has background check

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Fiddle
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30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$68
60 minutes
$90
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Posted May 18, 2022
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Elias is a GREAT teacher! I'm an adult learning mandolin as a beginner while working on original songs with friends. He does an excellent job tailoring lessons to my specific needs and current level of proficiency, instead of imposing his own rigid constructs for me to learn. He's professional, punctual, articulate, a font of resources, matches drills and technique activities for my learning levels, and corrects errors in technique as objectively as he recognizes improvements. His demeanor is calm, and professional but warm and supportive. I highly recommend Elias to anyone learning mandolin or violin!

Posted May 4, 2022
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Elias is a great teacher, and has been very patient with my talkative 9 year old. He's been very good about finding pieces that she wants to play and helping her to build her confidence and skills. I would recommend him to any age fiddle student!

Posted Feb 3, 2022
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Musician
Jan 2005 - Present
Self-Employed
I've been performing professionally in various capacities since the end of high school and music remains the center of my life today!
Strings Instructor
Oct 2020 - Jul 2021
Waldorf School of Orange County
Led the 4th and 5th grade strings program, teaching violin, viola and cello.
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Oberlin College
Portuguese
Limited Proficiency

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Instructor details
Fiddle
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
15th St NW
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$68
60 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30