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Lauren S.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Elias S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elias S.

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The violin sings, but the fiddle dances. Or so the old saying goes! In teaching fiddle, I love to bring essential violin technique together with the various styles of diverse music. In the first few lessons we'll explore the style of fiddle you'd like to play and create a path towards that sound. As time goes on, you'll be ready to jump into a bluegrass jam circle, start a ceili or shred like Lindsey Stirling! The direction you take is up to you, and I'm excited to help you meet your goals!

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Kim
Elias is a GREAT teacher! I'm an adult learning mandolin as a beginner while working on original songs with friends. He does an excellent job tailoring lessons to my specific needs and current level of proficiency, instead of imposing his own rigid constructs for me to learn. He's professional, punctual, articulate, a font of resources, matches drills and technique activities for my learning levels, and corrects errors in technique as objectively as he recognizes improvements. His demeanor is calm, and professional but warm and supportive. I highly recommend Elias to anyone learning mandolin or violin!
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Cody B.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Education from Johnson University
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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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Joshua
A great teacher! Highly recommend.
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Becky
Really great at getting into the kind of help I need to learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians
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Cindy H.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Choral Music from Melodious Accord Fellowship (Alice Parker)
  • Teaching since 1998
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Cindy H.

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I work with students exclusively by ear, concentrating on development of rhythm and the syncopation of melody against rhythm.

About Cindy

Cindy has been making music for as long as she can remember. She was the assistant director of a synagogue children's choir by age 14 and has directed and sung with many community choirs and pickup groups since then. But it wasn't until 1996 that she discovered the autoharp and began teaching and p

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Susan Lyons
My first lesson with Cindy was fun, relaxed and encouraging that she could help me!
I have signed up for more! Great things ahead!👍
Emily
Cindy is an absolutely amazing music instructor. She's a true musician but she's also masterful at sharing what she knows. I'm learning old time fiddle in the West Virginia tradition, and I don't take this for granted. Cindy's knowledge of and relationship to this music goes deep. While I become a much stronger player under her guidance, I am also learning about the lineage this music comes from, and finding that her words of wisdom apply to other instruments I play, and even my growth beyond music. Seriously - Cindy is fantastic.
Eugenie
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.
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Jennifer A.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Violin Major, Piano Minor from Baltimore School for the Arts, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camps, CA College of Music, Colburn School of Music
  • Awarded Instrumental Artist of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
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Jennifer A.

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Having been featured in concert by Willie Nelson and with 30+ years of performance experience I will work with you to learn everything you've ever dreamed of on the fiddle!

About Jennifer

Featured in concert by WILLIE NELSON and recipient of the LA Music Awards' 'INSTRUMENTAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR', Jennifer A. graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, studied violin performance at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland and performs throughout the world. With over 30 years of

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Robert
In a word.... Awesome!!!
Jennifer
Jennifer goes above and beyond as a teacher, mentor and champion for her students. She’s patient, kind, and insanely talented. We’ve been so lucky to have her as a teacher to my teen. She’s the best!
Kendra P.
An amazing instructor. She really goes out of her way to tailor my lessons and songs chosen to me and to help me become a better musician. She is also always so encouraging and fun to work with!
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Lauren A.

27 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Lauren A.

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There are so many wonderful styles that exist in the realm of fiddle. From Bluegrass to Old Time, Celtic to Folk, I will help provide you with the skills and confidence you need to reach your goals. Once the basics are covered, you will learn how to participate in a jam session, perform, and skills needed to play with other musicians.

About Lauren

Lauren, a native of Chicago and former resident of Vero Beach, FL, fits into just about every genre of music with her fiddle playing. Her malleability within the industry has afforded her multiple opportunities performing and recording with artists who have styles ranging from Classical to Bluegrass

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Alan
Lauren is a great teacher. Very patient, encouraging, stressing the basics while keeping you interested by teaching you new, interesting pieces.
Daniel
I have worked with Lauren for over a year now. I have found that Lauren is very patient and is willing to work with you to reach your goals and not just the goals of a book. Lauren works with you on a one on one basis to help you get where you want to go. Lauren is extremely knowledgable and always ready with a challenge to help you progress.
Catherine P.
I just completed my first lesson with Lauren. I was hesitant as to how it would go because I know nothing about the violin or how to hold the bow. With that said, even though it has only been one lesson, I have complete confidence that Lauren will help me reach the goals I am looking to achieve. She has a wonderful calmness that makes you feel relaxed and competent.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing fiddle teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream fiddle teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Fiddle Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online fiddle lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $100 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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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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"An amazing instructor. She really goes out of her way to tailor my lessons and songs chosen to me and to help me become a better musician. She is also always so encouraging and fun to work with!"
Kendra
Took Fiddle lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Nisha is a caring and intelligent teacher. She knows how to help different learning styles and makes learning to fiddle so fun. She cares about each of her students and provides the highest quality lesson."
Sarah
Took Fiddle lessons from Nisha H.
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"This was my first lesson but she helped me correct the mistakes I was making holding the fiddle and the bow, and she is very encouraging while I am learning to play and still making not so pretty sounds. She made me feel comfortable making mistakes and I was not nervous at all. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Natasha
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"Really great at getting into the kind of help I need to learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians"
Becky
Took Fiddle lessons from Cody B.
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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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"Very patient and beyond knowledgeable! I haven't done anything with TakeLessons before and my online class was hosted via skype so it was easy to get connected and learn at my own pace. I like that my lessons will be tailored to my style and my level of musical understanding. She has excellent follow-up for after the lessons as well. I'm excited to be a student again :)"
Blyth
Took Fiddle lessons from Concetta A.
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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."
Rosalie
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson! Can’t wait till next week. Jennifer was fun, clear and enthusiatic."
Richard
Took Fiddle lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Love Cindy's lessons, super patient."
Chad
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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Online Fiddle Lessons

Some people mistakenly believe that there is a difference between a violin and a fiddle. However, truth be told, a violin and fiddle are actually the same instruments. The only difference lies in how you play the instrument. Playing the fiddle refers to a certain style of violin playing, most often associated with folk, bluegrass, and country music.

Learning to play fiddle music can be absolute delight, but it may require some special instruction. Whether you are new to the violin and still learning the basics or an avid violin player looking to expand your musical horizons, check out our online fiddle lessons. Here at TakeLessons, our certified instructors have the knowledge and experience to help you fiddle your way to success.

The Benefits of Online Fiddle Lessons

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We offer a wide range of fiddle classes, such as online Irish fiddles lessons and online fiddle lessons for beginners. No matter which class you sign up for, you get to choose your preferred teacher who will provide private instruction geared to suit your needs. Your private instructor will assess your current violin-playing skills and ask about your music goals. Do you want to learn a certain fiddle song? Or would you prefer to focus on a specific genre like bluegrass? Are you looking to better your fiddle technique or are you still getting the hang of the basics?

Wherever you are in your fiddle journey, your private fiddle tutor will be there every step of the way. When you learn the fiddle online with us, you receive individualized lessons catered to you. As long as you dedicate time to practicing, you will see significant improvements in your fiddle playing in no time.

Why Learn the Fiddle Online

Life can be busy, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking a new class. You deserve to expand your horizons and learn new concepts, no matter how much you already have on your plate. And that’s where online courses come into play. When you sign up for an online class, you receive all the benefits of an in-person class without having to physically go to a classroom. Thanks to online learning, you can join a class without even leaving the comfort of your own home. As long as you have a smartphone, laptop, and computer and webcam (and internet access!), you can sign on wherever is most convenient.

At TakeLessons, we understand the importance of offering flexible and hassle-free online classes. With our online video lessons for the fiddle, you can pick a certified instructor who has a schedule that aligns with yours. Maybe you want to take fiddle lessons in the mornings before school, in the evenings after work, or on the weekends when you’re more relaxed. Whatever it is you need, you’re sure to find a fiddle instructor who can accommodate.

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Browse our teacher profiles to find the fiddle tutor for you. With a few lessons under your belt, you will be impressing everyone with your fiddle playing skills!

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What's the Difference Between the Violin and Fiddle?

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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