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Pauline Lerner

Violin / Fiddle Teacher for Beginners of All Ages

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How I teach

I teach in my home in Rockville. My fee is $30 for a 45 minute lesson. I have students pay me for one month in advance. Please notify me of any cancellation at least 24 hours in advance. I encourage parents to talk to me about their children's progress and goals. It is important to practice regularly. If time is short, try to practice for about 20 minutes each day. Give me feedback! If you don't understand something or you want me to explain something in more detail, please let me know. Tell me what you want to learn. These are your lessons, and I want you to get the most you can from them.

About me

I am a patient, encouraging teacher, specializing in violin/fiddle for beginners of all ages. I welcome adults and children with or without any background in music. If you donít have a violin, I can help you get one. I tailor my teaching to each individual, understanding his/her skills, needs, and goals. I do my best to make the learning process enriching and fun, and I love to bring out the best in each student.

I have been playing the violin since age 10, over 40 years ago. Trained as a classical violinist, I now play both classical and folk music. I have played in several community symphony orchestras (currently the NIH Community Orchestra) and the Homespun Ceilidh Band. I love to share my knowledge of music with others by teaching.

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