Manning Music events: Freight and Salvage Concert (Dr Dave Weiland), Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (Mike Melnyk)
I teach private fiddle lessons for beginners and intermediate players and I truly believe everyone can play the fiddle!
If you've never played the fiddle (or any instrument) before I can get you started in a fun, non-intimidating way. If you have played before but want to take your playing to the next level I can gladly help with that too. I have experience teaching folks who have never played music and also classically trained violinists learning how to play fiddle style/learn by ear. You will need a fiddle and bow to take lessons, though! (I also recommend having a tuner or tuning ap.)
I specialize in old time and bluegrass fiddling, but try to tailor to each student's musical taste and goals. I am also a big fan of learning a reasonable amount of practical music theory and getting it to work for you - it can make such a big difference in jamming with others, learning songs quickly, and making interesting solos.
I teach out of a studio in Berkeley shared with my mentor, Chad Manning, and other amazing teachers under the Manning Music umbrella. Included in the lesson price are all monthly Manning Music jams. (Student jams are the funnest, best way to get comfortable playing music with others!)
To schedule a lesson please email firstname.lastname@example.org