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Sunshine Violin: Let's Learn to Fiddle

This One-On-One class meets weekly and teaches your beginner-Intermediate fiddle(violin) player how to take what they know, whether it be nothing or quite a bit, and learn how to fiddle!
Helen Justis
209 total reviews for this teacher
New class
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learner per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon Aug 15

Meets Once per week
11:30pm - 12am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Tue Aug 16

Meets Once per week
12:50am - 1:20am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Fri Aug 26

Meets Once per week
6:45pm - 7:15pm
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Each fiddler will learn how to play many different types of fiddle music that is geared to build upon what they already know.  We will start class with fun fiddle games that teach bowing styles, scales, intonation and more.  Then, we will practice together the tunes they are already working on and how to add ornamentation if they are ready!  Then we will try a new song.  Young fiddlers will enjoy my high energy class and be challenged to progress from whatever level they are at, to progress at their own ability in this custom class with YOUR child in mind.  

A Sample Lesson:
2 minutes:  Welcome, tune your fiddle, talk about practicing and answer questions
5-8 minutes:  Skills:  Scales, bowing patterns, games, note reading, note value and more.
8-10 Minutes:  Review music from previous weeks, adding ornamentation, speed, and working out the kinks!
8-10 minutes:  Learn a new tune.  Based on your current skill level, we will learn a new fiddle tune.
2 minutes: Wrap it up, discuss things to practice that week, answer questions.
I have been teaching for over 25 years including private and group lessons, youth orchestras, and played in community orchestras and church orchestras as well as solo work.  My fiddle learning started when I studied as a teen in Slovakia.  I played in a music school's folk orchestra and we toured around many places playing the folk and fiddle music in festivals.  I had so much joy from it that I have continued to play this style of music for my own enjoyment as well as many students.  
Fiddlers should practice according to their ability.  Beginners should practice 10-15 minutes a day, every day.  More advanced fiddlers should practice 20-30 minutes every day.
a violin (same instrument as a fiddle), bow, case, rosin, shoulder rest (a sponge one is good), finger tapes so that you know where to put the fingers and makes learning faster and develops a good ear (ability to recognize by sound when notes are in tune our out of tune). I will supply you with a more detailed message once you have signed up for class. You can rent or purchase your fiddle.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Helen Justis
Lives in the United States
Always learning!!!
209 total reviews
214 completed classes

About Me

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Come have fun, be encouraged, know that you CAN!  I am a teacher of over 25 years. I home educated my children, taught in traditional classrooms, and am currently teaching... 
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