I have an online site for free fiddle lessons called FiddleHed.
Anyone can play music. I’ve taught the fiddle to kids, old folks, hipsters, nerds, construction workers, computer programmers and meter maids (really). All I’ve ever cared about as a teacher is that people ENJOY making music.
I teach private and group lessons in San Francisco.
Check out Fiddlehed, my youtube channel for free online lessons.
I’ve been playing the fiddle for over 35 years and teaching since 1996. I specialize in folk fiddle styles like irish, old-time, bluegrass and klezmer though i’ve also taught improvisation and classical music to interested students.
Here’s a fun video of my students playing Arkansas traveller:
I mostly teach by ear. We start with simple tunes and learn them one note at a time, building small phrases, then putting them together until a student has the full tune. With practice students get faster at learning this way. I also teach music-reading to interested students.
Most of my students start as absolute beginners. Others used to play as a kid and want to pick it up again with some new and fun music.
Please email me for rates and scheduling.