How to have a GREAT fiddle lesson!
- Be brave! You are here to learn new things and sometimes that can be challenging - but always rewarding. Please be kind to yourself during the learning process.
- Be willing to repeat the part of the song you are learning - probably a lot!
- Be ok not looking at the tab or sheet music! We don't use written out notes in lessons, but I am happy to provide tab for practice purposes.
- Practice! Probably obvious, I know -- but practicing well (see “How to have a GREAT practice session”) lets us do more new fun stuff in lessons. But…
- Don't beat yourself up if you didn’t practice as much as you feel you should have. That is so SO unproductive and we all have weeks like that! We can use our lesson time together to play music, get our fiddle brain fired up, and hopefully jump start you for the following week.
- On requests: I love it when students bring in a list of tunes they are motivated to learn! But many years of experience helping people learn to play fiddle has gone into material I typically teach in the beginning. I love teaching songs you love, but I also love teaching songs that give you the skills to play those better, learn them faster, and understand why they sound the way they do!