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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Kenton M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Kenton M.

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I have been teaching for over fifteen years. You can choose to learn by ear, notation, tab or any combination of these. Learn any of the fiddling competition tunes, or just your particular favorites.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty,

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Nancy D.
kenton is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor. He really knows his music
Nancy D.
very good advice and technique i will follow through
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Alani S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • General Education from Wilde Lake High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alani S.

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Have you ever wanted to play fiddle, but never knew where to start? Do you have trouble learning correct technique, practice strategies, or struggle finding good repertoire to learn? Well, you've come to the right place!

I am a young and passionate teacher, committed to helping you improve on your instrument and achieve your goals! Many students comment on my patience, communication skills, and flexibility as a teacher.

In our first lesson, I will likely ask you to demonstrate your level to me, either by telling me or showing me what you know. I will use this to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. You can expect to come away from our first lesson with some learning materials, a plan for going forward, and an encouraging start to our journey as musicians together!

Some examples of things students can learn from me include: expanding repertoire, ear training, music reading, improvising, jamming, music theory, and technique.

About Alani

I am a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. I have been studying music since the age of 9, and fell in love with traditional music when I was 13. I love to perform and have had the opportunity to share the stage with many of my hero's. My interest in teaching sta

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Rosa
Wonderful wonderful actitud super patience and very knowledgeable about the need & goals for my class.
Thank you Alina for such a wonderful class.
Marissa
Alani is very experienced, professional, and kind. She’s efficiently teaching me, who has no experience with the violin, how to play one. I’d recommend her to anyone.
Kat T.
I have little experience playing the fiddle and felt awkward a LOT! Alani helped me feel more at ease and really is helping me zero in on what my goals are and how to reach them. I recommend her highly!
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Raycurt J.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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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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Joshua C.
Raycurt has the knowledge and passion for the arts that makes for an excellent teacher. Highly recommend.
J
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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Elizabeth S.

54 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Elizabeth S.

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*PLEASE ASK ABOUT PRINTABLE GIFT CERTIFICATES!* As a fiddle player with over 20 years of experience with old-time and bluegrass music, I can take you from first bow to performance! No matter your skill level I believe there's always something to be learned about music, and I apply this to each student and every lesson. I've won multiple contest awards including the CSOTFA Adult Open Championship so if it's contest fiddling you're after I can help with that, and can provide backup guitar for practicing as well. I have an extensive library of obscure and hard-to-find old time tunes at your disposal. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

About Elizabeth

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I was 9 years old when my grandma taught me how to crochet - and I've been writing patterns and making custom creations ever since. With over 10,000 downloads of my published knitting patterns and a flawless five-star rating I'm sure I can find a solution to what a

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John
What an amazing instructor Elizabeth is. I’m a beginner crochet hobbiest who has learned mostly from watching YouTube videos; Elizabeth was able to provide techniques for improving my yarn tension, she explained a variety of aspects about crochet that I unclear on. Her teaching style is like being with a good friend and learning at the same time. I highly recommend taking her sessions.
Jack
She showed what she was doing and talked to me throughout the lesson. She also talked about things other than just crochet.
Heidi
Elizabeth was such a great help! I started a shawl a couple of years ago and after making a mistake that I didn't know how to fix, I got off track and set it down. Elizabeth got me back on track in one lesson! I had little hope for being able to figure it out, and sure enough we did. Thank you!!

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"I have little experience playing the fiddle and felt awkward a LOT! Alani helped me feel more at ease and really is helping me zero in on what my goals are and how to reach them. I recommend her highly!"
Kat
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Charming and knowledgeable. Makes it easy for the student to understand."
Peter
Took Fiddle lessons from Rachel C.
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"Cindy is an amazing fiddle teacher. I came to her for help in learning old-time fiddle technique. I wanted something more than just learning the tune. Cindy is helping me improve my bowing style, be a better listener, and achieve a sound I always dreamed of but didn't know how to do.

When it comes to teachers, Cindy is the best of the best. She'll lay out exercises to build your skill step by step. If you love old-time music and want to excel at playing the fiddle, Cindy's your gal."
Eugenie
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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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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"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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"I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!"
Micaela
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"He was awesome! He explaned to me A LOT, special for first lesson! I know now what i suppose to do for be more productive! Thank you, Mel!"
Nonna
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Mel is very professional and a great teacher he makes each lesson fun and interesting and I would recommend him to anyone and all ages"
Wil
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Absolutely love Kathleen. She is a wonderful teacher, Patience
and always encouraging. I highly recommend her."
Jennifer
Took Fiddle lessons from Kathleen L.
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"I learned a lot of basics in my very first lesson ever, and am excited to continue to learn with Cody. He's confident, calm and friendly and gave me more information than I thought I'd get in one quick lesson. I look forward to next week!"
Peggy
Took Fiddle lessons from Cody B.
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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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