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Olivia D.
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Learn to play the violin with Suzuki skills combined with Old Time Fiddling magic!
I have many years of experience in teaching the violin, and my students range in age from kids to kids at heart! I am trained in Suzuki as well as Old Time Fiddling, and usually instruct my students with a balanced blend of both sides. This combination gives students a complete understanding of the violin, as we are able to lay down a basis of the fundamentals while retaining the freedom and creativity of improvisational skills! We use fun clear methods to learn technique, music theory, note reading and playing by ear. We work with timeless classical pieces that will echo in your heart, and fiddle tunes that will have you stomping your feet! My goal is always for students to learn to play the violin with ear and heart and focus, while having a whole bunch of fun in the process! Beginners are welcome! All ages are welcome - I teach many adults, who are all very happy that they finally took the leap! Take the first step with the first lesson, and your bow will be flying across the strings before you know it!
About Olivia D.

I have studied classically for over 30 years, and love sharing these skills with new violinists. The structure of this type of violin playing cannot be overstated, and it will inform and enhance every other area of your life. You will feel calmer, more organized in deed and thought. I was mentored by Norma “Granny” Sweet, an inductee of the Old Time Fiddlers Association Hall of Fame. I also received private instruction from other Hall of Famers: Larry Downey, Roger Thesier and Roger Farr. I performed innumerable times with these musical giants, among others, and soaked up just a bit of the magic they shared with the world through music. I will teach you classical violin, Old Time Fiddling, or both- your choice. Let today be the day that you take the step and become a violinist!

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Olivia D.
Teaches Online
Learn to play the violin with Suzuki skills combined with Old Time Fiddling magic!
I have many years of experience in teaching the violin, and my students range in age from kids to kids at heart! I am trained in Suzuki as well as Old Time Fiddling, and usually instruct my students with a balanced blend of both sides. This combination gives students a complete understanding of the violin, as we are able to lay down a basis of the fundamentals while retaining the freedom and creativity of improvisational skills! We use fun clear methods to learn technique, music theory, note reading and playing by ear. We work with timeless classical pieces that will echo in your heart, and fiddle tunes that will have you stomping your feet! My goal is always for students to learn to play the violin with ear and heart and focus, while having a whole bunch of fun in the process! Beginners are welcome! All ages are welcome - I teach many adults, who are all very happy that they finally took the leap! Take the first step with the first lesson, and your bow will be flying across the strings before you know it!
About Olivia D.

I have studied classically for over 30 years, and love sharing these skills with new violinists. The structure of this type of violin playing cannot be overstated, and it will inform and enhance every other area of your life. You will feel calmer, more organized in deed and thought. I was mentored by Norma “Granny” Sweet, an inductee of the Old Time Fiddlers Association Hall of Fame. I also received private instruction from other Hall of Famers: Larry Downey, Roger Thesier and Roger Farr. I performed innumerable times with these musical giants, among others, and soaked up just a bit of the magic they shared with the world through music. I will teach you classical violin, Old Time Fiddling, or both- your choice. Let today be the day that you take the step and become a violinist!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2012

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

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Olivia is awesome! Our son Mackey took art lessons from Olivia for almost a year. He loved going to his lessons and learned so much. He had an awesome portfolio that he was so proud of and so were we!! He has been taking art lessons at school and has really come a long way, We definitely owe a very large part of this to Olivia. We would highly recommend her, she is so patient, kind and professional!

Posted Jul 26, 2022
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Miss Olivia is the best teacher. She is very patient and keeps things fun, so that our son does not lose interest. His focus has improved noticeably in other subjects too. He comes out of every lesson smiling and excited to play the violin!

Posted Jul 21, 2022
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Instructor details
Violin
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
$44
45 minutes
$65
60 minutes
$88
90 minutes
$130
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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