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Pamela M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Music Pedagogy and Early Childhood Education from The Evergreen State College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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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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William D.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Highland Bagpipes from College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William D.

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I can work with new fiddle students. I also enjoy helping those with a basic background to find the right tune that will help them develop their skills, as well as to explore new enjoyable styles.

About William

I have played the Highland bagpipes and taught piping for almost 30 years. I lived in Glasgow, Scotland, where I studied piping & fiddling. I am the founder & pipe major of Tucson Highlanders LLC. I am a Tucson Musician Museum Inductee. I love to teach the pipes! I am also a Fiddle teache

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Stephen
My first lesson with William was fantastic and relieving. For a person who has no musical background, I was very nervous coming into these lessons, I even had practice equipment that was sub-par. However, William was extremely patient with me, helped me to operate the sub-par equipment, and directed me to getting decent equipment. His calm nature and patience put me at great ease and I actually felt more confident in pursuing my desire to play the pipes.
Edward B.
William is a fantastic musician and teacher. Recommended him highly.
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University
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Rob F.

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I have played in a couple of heavy giging country bands. I can show you how to learn how to improvise and take on some fiddle tunes.

About Rob

Make sure you contact me about scheduling. I have other students and a job that sometimes changes week to week. I may have other times available. Let me know.

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Jeff
Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument.
Jeff
great first lesson. Personable and informative.
Lin
Identified many of my errors right away, has given instruction on how to correct. Have noticed definite improvement each week, and given new skills each week to practice .(I'm not likely to pass this pattern in the near future!)
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Daniel P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Romantic), Classical, Scottish), Roll, Classical (Baroque, Celtic (Irish, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass (The High Lonesome Sound)
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel P.

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I am a multi-talented string player specializing in jazz, celtic (irish) and traditional fiddle styles.

About Daniel

Daniel teaches and performs classical, jazz, gypsy swing, traditional irish music, old time fiddle, bluegrass and country, blues, and rock and roll. Instruments included but not limited to: cello, violin, guitar, and mandolin. Daniel graduated in 2007 with a cello performance degree from the Long

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Tony T.
Great teacher - friendly, patient, knowledgeable.
Kenneth M.
Daniel does a nice job explaining the lesson.
Kimberli H.
He is an amazing teacher! Very kind and I am advancing well. I highly recommend Daniel.
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Mel P.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • 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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Jerilyn W.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jerilyn W.

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After 18 years of playing the fiddle, I would love to pass my experience and knowledge on to you! I have had the opportunity to play in competitive competitions, and have traveled the country playing with a band. I can offer and teach technical techniques while also providing valuable knowledge about a stage presence and how to keep your audience engaged. I began playing at the age of six, and have taken part in the classical sect of the industry as well as the bluegrass/ country music genre where the fiddle is a key component. Whether you are a parent looking to give your child the opportunity to learn, or an adult wanting to try the instrument for the first time, I look forward to helping you learn to love the instrument!

About Jerilyn

Hey there!!! I’m SO glad that you’re interested in pursuing music and are looking for help to do so!!! To say I am passionate about music is an understatement! I have had a fiddle in my hand since the ripe old age of six, and have been singing since I can remember! Now here I am 18 years later,

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"Very helpful and very straightforward toward of what was presented"
Dave
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"I have been taking fiddle/violin lessons from Marc for a few months now, and it has been a great experience. He is very patient and keeps things fun by helping me learn pieces that I am interested in learning to play. I would highly recommend him for any instrument you are wanting to learn."
Annie
Took Fiddle lessons from Marc D.
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"I have been taking lessons with Mel for almost two months.
As an adult learner who tried to learn violin on my own for the last six months I have found Mel to be a lifesaver.
He has been very patient and has helped me to fix all the bad habits I developed. The lessons are a nice mix of theory, skill development and working on fun songs.
I highly recommend him."
Jack
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument."
Jeff
Took Fiddle lessons from Rob F.
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"Very knowledgeable and friendly!"
David
Took Fiddle lessons from Kathleen L.
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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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"My 13 year old daughter is a classical violinist and wanted to learn how to fiddle. We found Alani and after 4 lessons my daughter is fiddling! Alani has a patient way of teaching teenagers how to fiddle by making it fun. She sends us recordings of the song so my daughter can work on the piece during the week and we appreciate it! I highly recommend this artist! We are having so much fun!"
Molly
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"The most honest and straightforward teacher

Kelvin's unparalleled enthusiasm for life and music shines through in his playing and teaching style. He shows a strong proficiency in many different styles and on multiple instruments.

He's reliable, experienced, professional, and a great guy all around. One of Kelvin's main strengths is his ability to convey a given subject matter in a way that is meaningful, constructive and easily understood.

I'm also a music teacher (private lessons and in the classroom) as well as a professional performer. I've found it to be a great pleasure working with Kelvin and I would strongly recommend him as a teacher and a performer."
Carol
Took Fiddle lessons from Kelvin L.
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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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"Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!"
Preston
Took Fiddle lessons from Speedy B.
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