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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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Alyssa M.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Alyssa M.

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Experienced fiddle teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of violin technique skills and improvisation. We'll learn Celtic, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues or any genre you are interested in!

About Alyssa

Hello! My name is Alyssa. I can't wait to meet you! Experience: I've been teaching stringed instruments for over 9 years to many ages. I focus on the Suzuki method with the young children and I believe in strong fundamentals. Ear training is a wonderful gift that comes with the discipline of viol

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Emma
Alyssa is a pleasure to work with! I'm looking forward to more lessons with her.
Allie L.
Amazing instructor, always provides detailed notes on what we should practice for the week. Fun charts and stickers to track practice and highlight progress for my 6 year old. Works so well with children and really knows how to listen to them. Highly recommend.
Oliver
I've had a great experience with Alyssa.

Her lessons are clear and well paced to accommodate your learning style and goals. Her enthusiasm makes class very enjoyable.

I would recommend Alyssa as your instructor.
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Elizabeth S.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • 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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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was only eight years old (over 20 years!) in many different bands, styles, and genres. I played in a traditional Irish ensemble when I was in college and have since picked up banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and bodhran (Irish hand drum). I've also helped teach group violin classes in music programs in Orlando, FL and NYC. I love playing and teaching bluegrass music, it's a special challenge both for me and the students!

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Mel P.

41 Reviews
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  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • 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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Jennifer A.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • 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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"Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!"
Preston
Took Fiddle lessons from Speedy B.
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"She is wonderful with my 9 year old daughter. It is my daughter's first instrument and she looks forward to each class. Highly recommended."
Candice Brady
Took Fiddle lessons from Dee F.
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"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."
Emily
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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"Alani is an outstanding instructor! My daughter is 13 and has learned so much from Alani. Alani is an accomplished musician and is very knowledgeable regarding fiddling and music. Alani has great communication skills and you will be happy with her as your instructor. I especially liked that Alani took the time to create youtube instructional videos for my daughter after the lessons. Thank you, Alani!"
Molly
Took Fiddle lessons from Alani S.
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"Cindy is teaching me how to play Old Time fiddle tunes and technique in the cross tune of GDGD. I find her to be an instructor that is both process-oriented (providing information about the music background"what,when,who,why") and product-oriented (how to play/technique). She always begins lessons with a review from the past lesson and the homework provided that she records and sends to me. Her demonstrations are very clear and are at a rate and pace comfortable to me. She provides clear verbal cues throughout the lessons. Cindy is very strong in task analysis, breaking down each tune part, beginning with bowing. Her feedback throughout lessons is both positive-specific and corrective-specific. Every lesson is highly enjoyable and filled with encouragement. I am a retired college professor in teacher education, and I know about the constructs of what makes a high quality teacher - Cindy, demonstrates this to me. I feel fortunate to have Cindy as my fiddle instructor."
Marybeth
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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"Great start. I am a super-beginner and we are starting with the basics. Today was my first lesson. Ashley is patient, and knowledgeable for a start-up student like me. And she plays a mean fiddle. I asked for a demonstration— I gotta long road ahead but I am excited by the prospects of Ashley’s instruction."
Michelle
Took Fiddle lessons from Ashley D.
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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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"I feel really lucky to have connected with Cindy on takelessons.com during the pandemic. I actually cannot think of another time a teacher has taught me so much so skillfully - and it's all happening over the internet! Cindy has a fabulous sense of humor, she is honest and good at her profession. She's more than a fiddle teacher, she shares a music tradition with wisdom and care."
Emily
Took Fiddle lessons from Cindy H.
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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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"Wonderful teacher!! Ashley has a great teaching style and is super super nice!! I’ve been playing for 12 years and I’ve never enjoyed playing as much as I have since i started with ashley. highly recommend for all ages!!"
reagan
Took Fiddle lessons from Ashley D.
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