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Fiddle with William D.

Tucson, Arizona

4.9
(44)
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Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 5+
Teaching since 1992
Highland Bagpipes

    Learn the fiddle from a teacher with a great background in Scottish, Irish, Old Time, other styles.

    I can work with new fiddle students. I also enjoy helping those with a basic background to find the right tune that will help them develop their skills, as well as to explore new enjoyable styles.

    Instructor details

    Location:
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    N. Valley View Road
    Teaches Online
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    Teaching Hours

    Monday
    10:30 AM-12 PM
    1:45 PM-5 PM
    Tuesday
    10:30 AM-12 PM
    1:45 PM-5 PM
    Wednesday
    10:30 AM-12 PM
    3 PM-5 PM
    Thursday
    10:30 AM-12 PM
    2:30 PM-5 PM
    Friday
    10:30 AM-12 PM
    1:45 PM-5 PM
    Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Pricing
    30 minutes
    $30
    60 minutes
    $50

    About William D.

    4.9
    (44)
    I have played the Highland bagpipes and taught piping for almost 30 years. I lived in Glasgow, Scotland, where I studied piping & fiddling. I am the founder & pipe major of Tucson Highlanders LLC. I am a Tucson Musician Museum Inductee. I love to teach the pipes! I am also a Fiddle teacher and love to play various styles with a guitarist, I play Celtic music and tangos, especially love Mexican, South American, Cape Breton, and Gypsy styles. I also fiddle around with writing fiction, small dogs that have become a part of my life, my faith journey, and the study of languages. I have taught students with autism, blindness.
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    4.9
    44 Reviews
    Melissa
    Online
    William Don Carlos is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He knows the instrument well, is patient, and worked with my goals.
    Posted Feb 27, 2024
    Kevin
    Teacher's studio
    Super fun and very clear instruction! Can't wait for more!
    Posted Oct 19, 2023
    Lydia
    Online
    William D. wasted no time during the lesson. He jumps right in and keeps things moving. His pacing was great for me. My first time learning fiddle I came away with how to build my bowing skills. He gave me some exercises that I'm excited to work on before the next lesson. He's got just the right balance of gentle critique and lots of affirmation. His instructions are clear and understandable. Great teacher! Looking forward to the next lesson!
    Posted Aug 3, 2023
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    Experience

    Pipe Major

    Feb, 2013 - Present

    The Tucson Highlanders

    My experience as pipe major and instructor of the pipers who make up this group goes back nearly fifteen years. The name Tucson Pipers was formulated in Feb, 2013.

    Founding Pipe Major

    Mar, 2010 - Present

    Northwest Fire Dept. Pipes & Drums

    Education

    Highland Bagpipes

    Sep, 1990 - Sep, 1991

    College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland