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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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Fiddle:
Fiddle is another name for the bowed string musical instrument more often called a violin, and is the term for the instrument used by players in all genres, including classical music. Fiddle playing, or fiddling, refers to various styles of music. Fiddle is also a common term among musicians who play folk music on the violin. Lessons would start with the basics: Tuning, hand/bow technique, placement, ear training, notes, reading, songs, scales, theory and learning how to take a solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Lara Maria M.

Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree Violin Performance from Indiana University
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Lara Maria M.

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With a curious mind and ever-expanding Fiddle repertoire Lara looks forward to helping students explore this delightful genre of music.

About Lara Maria

Lara Madden has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home studio in Boston, MA. Lara received her training at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music where she received a bachelor's degree in violin performance. She graduated Cum Laude f

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Dylan James R.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2022
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dylan James R.

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Irish fiddle is a very niche genre on the violin. Irish fiddle has different technical elements like rolls, and percussive triplets. I happen to know how all of these techniques work together to create what is Irish fiddle. A lot of Irish fiddle also has to do with what methods you take towards making jigs and reels your own through various ornamentation techniques unique to Irish music.

About Dylan James

I started playing the fiddle in 5th grade because I failed the test that would have me be one of two drummers in the band at my school. Needless to say, the urge to play percussion still persevered and now I play the bodhran as well.

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Pamela M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Music Pedagogy and Early Childhood Education from The Evergreen State College
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Williamson Foundation for Music- Fellowship Recipient from Wiliiamson Foundation
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Pamela M.

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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.

Teaching Approach

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.

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About Pamela

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 lear

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Megan
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.
Jemuel
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!
Hilarie Hauptman
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!
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Margaret G.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Margaret G.

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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 Jack Tuttle's Bluegrass Fiddle Primer, or The American Fiddle Method Volume 1 by Brian Wicklund, if they can already read music. Students who do not yet know how to read music should start with Strictly Strings Violin Book 1 by Dillon, Kjelland, and O'Reilly.

About Margaret

I am a professional violin, fiddle, and viola instructor offering studio and online lessons for kids and adults including adult beginners. 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 Bach

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I just completed my fifth lesson out of my 10 lesson package with Margaret. She is wonderful! Always exactly on time, provides clear instruction and is very encouraging and patient with beginners. I'm an adult who is just now learning to read music, and she makes it way less scary! Definitely recommend taking lessons with her.
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Lauren S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance from Boyer College of Music & Dance
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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 ar

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Cindy W.
Great lesson!
Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.

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"She is very professional, helpful, thorough and efficient. Knows her stuff!"
Sebastian
Took Fiddle lessons from Ilona M.
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"We love taking lessons with Julianna! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn fiddle"
Stephanie
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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"Alani is very personable and easy to communicate with. She quickly assessed my strengths and weaknesses and gave me immediate feedback to improve on my concerns. Very positive and encouraging. She is also able and willing to work on what I’m interested in but also points out things she thinks I need to improve on. On my first lesson she started me on some embellishments for a tune I had started teaching myself (Whiskey Before Breakfast) a made a recording for me. 🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻"
Kerry
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Bryan is a wonderful player, teacher, and person. He is patient and methodical.

I highly recommend Bryan!"
Neel
Took Fiddle lessons from Bryan M.
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"Not only is this instructor an excellent musician she is a gifted teacher who is a wonderful role model. We would recommend her highly without any reservation."
Mary
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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"I was basically a beginner approximately 6-7 months ago. I’ve been taking lessons online with Cody every week this whole time. I honestly can’t believe how far we’ve progressed. Cody is a real professional with an immense amount of talent! 100% highly recommend!"
Matt
Took Fiddle lessons from Cody B.
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"Awesome and fun lots to do lots to learn lol"
Martin
Took Fiddle lessons from William D.
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"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."
Amy
Took Fiddle lessons from Peter W.
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"Lots of good tips and helpful skill building exercises."
Matt
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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