Margaret Green
Boise, ID
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Margaret Green

Margaret G.

Boise, ID
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Beginner
I teach beginner bluegrass fiddle using an approach designed to help students be able to learn both by ear and with sheet music, and to prepare to play with other musicians or attend bluegrass jams, as well as play with good technique and posture. I teach children age 6 and older, and adults, and welcome adult beginners. Students can choose to work from either the book The American Fiddle Method Volume 1 by Brian Wicklund or You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling by Craig Duncan.

About Margaret G.

I am a professional violin, fiddle, and viola instructor offering studio and online lessons for kids and adults including adult beginners. I teach out of my home studio in Boise. I have performed in orchestras, chamber music groups, bluegrass bands, and country bands. I have played violin since 1988 and taught since 2003. I hold a Bachelor of Music (violin performance) from San Francisco State University and an A.A. in Comprehensive Musicianship (music theory and performance) from De Anza College. I offer weekly lessons or lessons on a schedule as you go basis only, not biweekly or other schedules. I offer online violin, viola, and fiddle lessons for beginners only. I offer studio violin lessons for beginner and intermediate levels. I offer studio viola and fiddle lessons for beginners only. Please message me before booking lessons with me.

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Brenda F.
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Posted Sep 15, 2020
Ruth D.
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very good teacher

Posted Sep 14, 2020
John
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Great experience!

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Deanna
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Posted Aug 25, 2020
Malcolm
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she's great!

Posted Aug 19, 2020
Dannash
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Posted Aug 17, 2020
Hjalmar B.
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Posted Jul 30, 2020
Malcolm
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AWESOME

Posted Jun 10, 2020
Jake M.
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My son (almost 7-years-old) just finished his first lesson with Margaret. She was able to explain things in a way that he understands. He was able to get a good idea of how to hold his fiddle and bow...which is a hard skill to teach online. He is very shy, but was comfortable with having me sit next to him. After the lesson, he told me, “That was worth every minute!” He loved it.

Posted Jun 8, 2020
Malcolm
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She was really kind an patent. She is willing to help me practice my own picks for music!

Posted May 27, 2020
Anita B.
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Very nice and patient! Looking forward to more !

Posted May 12, 2020
Gael
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My 10 year old son had been taking face to face weekly lessons in a local academy prior to his first online lesson with Margaret. She made my son feel comfortable and she took a very "hands on" approach in learning where my son was at in terms of skills and knowledge and getting right to work. Margaret was open to teaching songs my son likes to play in addition to those in the workbook. Overall, a great first lesson!

Posted May 12, 2020
Allen O.
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Great Instructor!!! Could not be Happier!

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Kim
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My first lesson with Margaret was really great! I hadn't played an instrument since I was nine years old, and Margaret met me right where I am. Her tips came through the online format crystal clear, and I ended the lesson knowing exactly what to work on and why it'll be important. I'm so excited for more lessons!

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Malcolm
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Posted Apr 15, 2020
Naftali R.
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Very patient, knowledgeable, and able to analyze areas students must work on

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Casey J.
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Great first lesson!

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Eliza
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Margaret was very professional and patient with my 7 year old.

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Natasha
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This was my first lesson but she helped me correct the mistakes I was making holding the fiddle and the bow, and she is very encouraging while I am learning to play and still making not so pretty sounds. She made me feel comfortable making mistakes and I was not nervous at all. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Beth H.
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Margaret is kind and supportive, and I look forward to more lessons with her!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Julia H.
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My GrandDaughter is very happy with them

Posted Jan 15, 2020
Asheton P.

Very thorough and flexible with her teaching!

Posted Jan 13, 2020
Denise P.
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Posted Jan 13, 2020
Dave Z.
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Very helpful and very straightforward toward of what was presented

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Smitha

I had a great experience of restarting my violin practice. Margaret was warm and patient. I'm looking forward to more lessons going forward.

Posted Dec 22, 2019
David
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Awesome coach. knows her stuff.

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Ethel L.
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Margaret is the best violin teacher!

Posted Jul 10, 2019
Siavash
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Margaret is a wonderful instructor who provides excellent teaching. I really appreciated that she made a point of not only explaining how to hold the bow, the violin, etc, but also explaining why it's important to use certain positions and posture and how it all comes together as one continues to practice. She's also super friendly and how's a very positive and welcoming demeanor.

Posted Aug 24, 2018
Anirudh V.
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I am a beginner. Her instructions are very clear and simple. She makes sure that I understand the basics concepts really well. I really enjoy going to her classes.

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Della O.
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The instruction is clear, and pleasant. And the suggestion was very helpful. Enjoyed!

Posted Jun 30, 2017
Vince W.
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I'm 57 years old, have never played before. Margaret made me feel relaxed and confident.
Excellent teacher, very attentive, very patient and good communication skills. I look forward to my coming lessons.

Posted Jan 16, 2017
Gabriel S.
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Margaret is very good

Posted Jul 12, 2016
Patrick
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I took took violin lessons from Margaret for a few months. She is very good at explaining concepts and teaching technique. She helped me correct my technique from what I was taught by another teacher I was with briefly and that helped immensely. I highly recommend taking lessons with Margaret!

Posted Apr 3, 2016

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

San Francisco State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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