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Peter W.

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Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Scottish Gaelic
  • Ph.D. & M.A. Space Physics & Astronomy; B.A. Physics from Rice University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter W.

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I instruct in the Scottish style of fiddling, with a rounded approach, including introductions to the Cape Breton, Highland, Grand Northeast, and Shetland regional styles.

About Peter

I am a traditional Scottish musician specializing in 18th century music. I have studied Highland bag piping since 2001 and Scottish Fiddling since 2002 (with a background in classical violin). I teach both Scottish Fiddle and Highland Bagpipes, as well as Scottish Small pipes and Border pipes. I

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Cathy
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
Amy
Peter is very patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. He is very analytical in his teaching. I am a new student (only a few lessons) and I am confident he will be able to provide the critical but positive instruction and encouragement that I need. His enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. In fact, he gives detailed oral histories and music theory explanations related to the topic of the lesson. Most teachers boot you out when time is up - not Peter - he always finishes on the right note. Plus he has an adorable cat assistant, Rory, as a side kick.
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Lauren S.

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Arlington, VA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2001
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to learn tunes by ear or drag the bow like a fiddle pro, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential fiddle teachers have included Emily Schaad, Jay Ungar, Junior Daugherty, Matt Glaser, and Bruce Molsky.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with a

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Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Elizabeth B.

66 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Awarded Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Phi Theta Kappa
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

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I am a professional violinist/violist with extensive teaching experience in fiddle and classical violin.

My style is supportive, professional, and fun. You will be playing fiddle tunes and more very soon.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout

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Elizabeth was well prepared and very organized!
Heather Robertson
Elizabeth is an outstanding teacher, and my daughter looks forward to her weekly lesson. My daughter has grown so much on the violin since she started studying with Elizabeth, including being selected for the symphonic high school orchestra as an incoming freshman. I love the way Elizabeth weaves in historical context and artistry. Glad we signed up!

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Ashley D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Business Administration from East Tennessee State University
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ashley D.

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Ashley has 15 years experience playing professionally, and has taught for ten years. Students age in range from 5 years to adults, learning by ear and reading music notation. The lessons are individual instruction. Bluegrass, Country, Old-Time, Gospel and Classical styles are taught.

About Ashley

Hello! Are you interested in learning the Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, or Old Time Fiddle style of playing violin? I can help you! I have been teaching professionally since 2009, and I have loved every minute of it! I specialize in teaching music for violin / fiddle by ear and music notation. Y

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reagan
Wonderful teacher!! Ashley has a great teaching style and is super super nice!! I’ve been playing for 12 years and I’ve never enjoyed playing as much as I have since i started with ashley. highly recommend for all ages!!
Michelle S.
Great start. I am a super-beginner and we are starting with the basics. Today was my first lesson. Ashley is patient, and knowledgeable for a start-up student like me. And she plays a mean fiddle. I asked for a demonstration— I gotta long road ahead but I am excited by the prospects of Ashley’s instruction.
Amanda
I am so glad that I took lessons from Ashley! I had been playing for about a year and a half when I started my lessons in January of 2018. We had hour-long sessions once a week for about a year, but the time always felt too short! We usually learned about a song a week, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on how quickly I picked it up. Since I could already read sheet music, I mostly learned by ear, and Ashley did a wonderful job with slowing the songs down and helping me repeat them until I could play by memory. Now, I'm really glad I learned through ear training because it's an invaluable skill to have! I also really enjoyed playing harmony with her -- so cool. She always had songs hand-picked for me to learn, or, if there was a song that I really wanted to be able to play, she would help me with that one. Ashley is the best -- such a sweet, patient, and encouraging teacher! She even offered to have me play with her on stage! If you have the chance, take lessons from Ashley!!!
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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Italian, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Raycurt J.

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A new approach to the tunes they play in the back roads and row houses. Jam with the local banjo player.
These a system of hearing the keys and chords that never change through time.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Kathleen L.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded US Fulbright, NEA Grant, Aspen Music Scholarships from United States Fulbright Commission, NEA, Aspen Music School
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Kathleen L.

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I teach Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass and Cape Breton fiddle. I am a Scottish Fiddle Champion and have performed at the Celtic Colours International Music Festival, as well as playing Bluegrass fiddle at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.

About Kathleen

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, Kathleen teaches everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. Kathleen has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Indiana's Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orchestr

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Laurie Z.
we had so much fun playing together
Laurie Z.
always new and exciting! always more to learn.
Mary Ann S.
Kathleen is so very encouraging and helpful no matter what problem I'm having. Love my lessons!!!!!

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Average Cost of Fiddle Lessons in Alexandria, VA

The average cost of 60-minute fiddle lessons in Alexandria is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $100 per hour.
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$53 average
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$66 average

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"She was extremely patient and if I had to miss a lesson, she would insist on lowering the price for the month. I wish I hadn’t had to move, or I’d still be taking lessons from her!"
Eric Campbell
Took Fiddle lessons from Nisha H.
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"Nisha has been my teacher for almost ten years now! I have learned how to play fiddle, while also getting a classical background in music. We study theory and go in depth on writing your own music and improv. She always makes it so fun and easy to learn!!"
Whitney
Took Fiddle lessons from Nisha H.
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"Lots of good tips and helpful skill building exercises."
Matt
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Really fun, met me where I was at. A really great experience, looking forward to our next lesson"
Shachar Rose
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Mel is incredible and a very thoughtful instructor. He takes the time to make sure you understand the concepts and works with you to make sure you progress in an efficient logical way. He really spends the time with you and you feel like he is as committed to your learning experience as you are. I would recommend him for anyone looking for lessons and I am excited to keep studying the fiddle and violin with him.

-Patrick from Canada"
Patrick
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Carl was great. What a pro!"
Paul
Took Fiddle lessons from Carl G.
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"Julianna is the best!!! My daughter has been taking lessons from her for 5 years and has learned so much!!"
Peggy
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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"Alani is a charming and patient teacher. I especially appreciate (for me) her focus on fiddle vs. violin techniques. (The "fiddle" teachers near me are violin players and don't really understand the difference in playing technique.) I highly recommend her if you're looking for some fun fiddle lessons."
Mike
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!"
Joni
Took Fiddle lessons from Elias S.
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"This was my first experience with an instrument at all, as an adult. Margaret was very kind, patient, and helpful. We got further on lesson #1 than I ever imagined!"
Zach
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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