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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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Bryan M.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded National Flatpicking, National Mandolin, and Fiddle Championship from Walnut Valley Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bryan M.

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Looking for someone to help you reach that next level? Whatever your stringed instrument, I can guide you there. From the rank basics to traditional tunes, to timing and tone, technique and theory, I can show you what you need to make your journey easier. Rely on my 15 years of music teaching experience to save you countless hours of bewilderment and frustration!

My journey as a musician which began at the age of 8 has now carried me to 48 states and a dozen countries, including 4 tours in continental Europe. I spent 7+ years performing, recording, and giving workshops with talented acoustic acts based in Nashville and the southeast. I am lucky to have been involved and contributed to a handful of IBMA and Grammy-nominated albums.

Increasingly, however, I turn my focus toward private teaching.
I find great joy and pride in helping a student reach their goals and surprise themselves with their own potential.
Go ahead and get in touch, and let's try a session together!

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About Bryan

In the last decade, I’ve logged a million miles and thousands of hours of playing time as a sideman for bluegrass and acoustic acts. I’ve applied my talents to award-winning projects with top artists, adding fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and often vocals, to these albums. I've been so please

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Mary H.
Just started, but Bryan provides just the right guidance and challenge. Very much enjoying learning to play and having a great instructor!
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David M.
The combination of being a really nice guy and he knows what he's doing, makes having a lesson with Bryan enjoyable, informative and gives me the sense that I'm a better fiddle player when the lesson is over from when it started.
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Michelle T.

186 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Associates of Fine Arts from Georgia Highlands
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michelle T.

186 Reviews
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I am from the south bluegrass and blues are some of my favorite to teach. I focus heavily on bow technique. I have gotten students into youth orchestras and passed college auditions. I like to use the Essential Elements and Suzuki books.
I also offer online group lessons at a highly discounted price. I suggest that all my students join. This is a great option for kids while class is out.

About Michelle

$10 off each lesson during the holiday for new sign-ups. The regular listing price is $37 for 30 mins. $25 for weekly group practice Monday, Wednesday & Friday, online group orchestra ---->Click accompaniment as the subject pick anytime and Ill change the time on my end to reflect the group you

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Ali M.
Michelle is a wonderful teacher. She has been helping my 10 year old daughter with the violin. Michelle is patient, provides wonderful coaching advice. My daughter looks forward to the classes and has shown a greater interest since taking lessons from Michelle. Thank you Michelle!
Kay Dukes
Michelle was patient and kind, would recommend to beginners.
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Donna W.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching Credential in Music from University of California at Santa Cruz
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Donna W.

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I have been teaching and performing for over 20 years, and I really love sharing the music with students. Fiddle and folk music is fun music for dancing and singing. I play and teach Celtic, Old-Time, Bluegrass and other styles to students of all ages. Learn by ear and by note. Whether you are an absolute beginner, returning to music after a break, or you know some tunes and want to learn more, I can help you find your "voice" on the fiddle. We call it "PLAYING" , so come and Fiddle For the FUN of it!

About Donna

I love teaching and sharing my love for music. I have taught violin/fiddle to students as young as 3, and as old as 92, and had fun with all of my students. I love seeing the enthusiasm grow in absolute beginners, adults as well as children, and encouraging them to find their own joy in music. I h

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Joanne
Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful.
Anastasia M.
Donna is a very caring attentive teacher. She is very inspiring and full of knowledge. We see progress right away. I highly recommend Donna for violin lessons. She provides a fun learning experience!
Meg
She knows how to identify what style of learning is appropriate. She knows how to listen, and how to determine what the goals are. She doesn't impose an agenda, but is committed to helping the learner acquire technical skills while making lessons fun and productive. Top marks!
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Cody B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded SPBGMA Band Competition - 1st Place from SPBGMA
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, western swing, country or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, backup and improvisational skills and ideas and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Becky
Really great at getting into the kind of help I need to learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians
Matt
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!
Chad C.
Growing up and taking music classes I have always struggled with grasping the concept of music and instruments. Currently a college student with a busy schedule, Cody has helped me accomplish a lot with the time I have been taking lessons with him. Coming from never being able to grasp music to starting to play some songs and understanding theory more, progress has really shown. Learning from Cody will give you a fun, patient, and an exciting environment that will keep you wanting to learn more. Cody is extremely talented, very nice, and makes music easy! I would suggest if anyone would want to learn from the best, learn from Cody!
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Mel P.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
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Mel P.

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Irish, Scottish, Celtic, bluegrass, country. Let's get fiddling!

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Hannah
I highly recommend Mel for fiddle. He had a lot of really good tips and was very willing to find songs that fit the kind of music I wanted to play. Highly recommend!
Ilona
I absolutely love Mel’s lessons and look forward to them every week! I haven’t played seriously in years and have developed some bad bowing habits and difficulty with pitch over time and was close to not playing anymore. After reading the other reviews, I decided to give him a try and am so thankful I did!! My bowing and intonation is improving, he incorporates some music theory appropriate to what we are learning to master the song. I can’t wait to see where I am in 6 months from now! Thank you Mel, my passion for music is returning and am looking forward to my audition in the community orchestra next season!
Hannah
I just started working with Mel and he is awesome! He really listened to my goals and the type of music I am interested in playing and he is planning our lessons based on that. He is very good at explaining things and giving examples. I look forward to our lessons. Highly recommend!

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"Alani is an awesome fiddle teacher who gave me the personal attention needed for a beginner. As an adult student, she was quickly able to assess my strengths, weaknesses and learning style. She made me feel at ease and had lots of patience. I would highly recommend Alani to anyone looking to learn the fiddle. Can’t wait for my next lesson!"
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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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"My daughter and I had our first lesson with Erin together. We both had a lot of fun and learned alot in the first lesson."
Sheena
Took Fiddle lessons from Erin C.
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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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"I have been taking lessons from Elizabeth since June of this year. She is an excellent teacher! Very patient, sets goals that are achievable but also push you to be better. I'm in my 60's and decided to learn to play violin now 3 months later I can really hear the difference in my ability. My journey is far from over but I know I have an excellent guide with Elizabeth. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or increase their playing ability. Great teacher! Thanks!"
Mark
Took Fiddle lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Rachel is amazing! I’ve been playing violin my whole life and have still learned a ton just from the first few lessons. Also love that it’s online so I can take lessons without driving anywhere, very convenient."
Jessica
Took Fiddle lessons from Rachel C.
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"Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!"
Catherine
Took Fiddle lessons from Sam K.
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"Concetta is an awesome teacher! Passionate, patient, and encouraging."
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Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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"Nisha has been the absolute best teacher we have found! She has taught 5 of our kids fiddle and they all love it!"
Hannah
Took Fiddle lessons from Nisha H.
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"Julianna has been teaching my grand daughter (who just turned 12) for the past five years and I just can't say enough about what a great teacher she is. We feel so lucky to have found her and couldn't be happier with her teaching ability. She is talented, knowledgeable, patient, dedicated to teaching, and clearly has an honest desire to help her students be the best fiddlers they can be. I highly recommend her."
Jack
Took Fiddle lessons from Julianna Z.
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Is that a fiddle... or a violin? It's a common question, and one that baffles many beginner musicians. So what's the answer? When it comes to the actual instrument, there actually aren't any differences. What distinguishes a violin from a fiddle is what kind of music you're playing with it. A musician playing folk, bluegrass or country, for example, would most likely refer to their instrument as a fiddle; those who play other genres (jazz, classical, etc.) typically call theirs a violin. …

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