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Pamela M.
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About Pamela M.

In my lessons I offer personalized instruction according to the needs and desires of the student. My teaching philosophy centers around the idea that traditional violin-based folk music ("fiddle") can be used as a tool to learn and refine the techniques required to play the violin. I believe learning to play the violin can be a rewarding, intuitive and maintainable experience for a person of any age, and that no prior musical experience is necessary. I am also available as a coach for students of orchestra and string ensembles. Initially trained as a classical violinist, my current passions include Southern Old-Time, Irish, French-Canadian Fiddle music and Klezmer. In June 2011, I became the first teacher in Washington State to be certified in the Mark O'Connor Violin Method, a developmental curriculum of American folk music for students of all levels. A frequent studio recording musician, I also perform locally and tour regionally with various ensembles. Please see videos for performances and sample lessons. My teaching methods include: The Mark O'Connor Violin Method, Playing by Ear, Reading Music, Suzuki Method, Improvisation Techniques. I hold a degree in Pedagogy: Education and Teaching Methods, from the Evergreen State College (2003).

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Pamela M.
Teaches Online
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Beginner and Intermediate students welcome! We'll focus and technique and the student's interests
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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About Pamela M.

In my lessons I offer personalized instruction according to the needs and desires of the student. My teaching philosophy centers around the idea that traditional violin-based folk music ("fiddle") can be used as a tool to learn and refine the techniques required to play the violin. I believe learning to play the violin can be a rewarding, intuitive and maintainable experience for a person of any age, and that no prior musical experience is necessary. I am also available as a coach for students of orchestra and string ensembles. Initially trained as a classical violinist, my current passions include Southern Old-Time, Irish, French-Canadian Fiddle music and Klezmer. In June 2011, I became the first teacher in Washington State to be certified in the Mark O'Connor Violin Method, a developmental curriculum of American folk music for students of all levels. A frequent studio recording musician, I also perform locally and tour regionally with various ensembles. Please see videos for performances and sample lessons. My teaching methods include: The Mark O'Connor Violin Method, Playing by Ear, Reading Music, Suzuki Method, Improvisation Techniques. I hold a degree in Pedagogy: Education and Teaching Methods, from the Evergreen State College (2003).

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I always looked forward to my lessons with Pamela. She brought kindness, patience, and a sense of fun to the session. I learned a lot about music as well, and she honored my intentions for learning an instrument, helping to set a pace that was comfortable for me yet exciting and challenging.

Posted Sep 20, 2021
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Pamela knows how to teach, not just play, the violin. Many people charging for lessons simply were taught how to play once upon a time, but don’t have a plan or an ear/eye for what to work on to improve a new or experienced player. But Pamela is a professional and very serious about her job for someone who laughs every thirty seconds. She’s very fun and vibrant too!

Posted Sep 18, 2021
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For the past two years I have enjoyed private fiddle lessons with Pamela Margon. She is most encouraging and positive while always challenging me to go further. I appreciated her support in the music I wanted to play. As an older student (65), I have enjoyed learning to play by ear; it's like learning a new language, and I have grown in my playing confidence. I look forward to continuing with the fiddle for years to come thanks to Pamela's delightful teaching manner. Highly recommend!

Posted Sep 16, 2021
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Private Fiddle and Violin Instructor, Studio Owner
Sep 2010 - Present
Private Website
I teach children and adults of all levels- no experience necessary !
Elizabeth Faidley Pedagogy Symposium
Jun 2021 - Jul 2021
Elizabeth Faidley, Clinician
Music Pedagogy and Early Childhood Education
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
The Evergreen State College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Certified Mark O'Connor Method Teacher
Jun 2010
O'Connor Method
Scholarship Recipient
Jun 2020
American Festival of Fiddle Tunes
Williamson Foundation for Music- Fellowship Recipient
Jun 2010
Wiliiamson Foundation

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