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Fun and Fundamentals -- Violin and Fiddle Lessons, Learn to Play

"One thing I will say, Paul, is that hands down, you are the best teacher around."
-- RM

"NO ONE WILL EVER BE AS TERRIFIC FOR ME AS YOU. I mean that! You made the violin mean fun to me. No other teacher came close."
-- JM

"Paul has been teaching my daughter for several years now and she’s never enjoyed the violin more. Paul pushes her to focus and improve her playing, while making sure she has fun with the instrument and the music."
-- AB

"We’ve enjoyed many happy years with Classical Fiddle Studio. The variety of music selection, the support for orchestra and special projects, the encouragement to reach goals and new challenges have been exactly what was needed for a young musician. Paul is attentive, focused, curious, and enthusiastic. You simply can’t find a more fun teacher and studio!"
-- HK

"Paul has been teaching my daughter for over 6 years now and she loves the violin more now than she did when she first started. She's encouraged to explore music that interests her while maintaining and improving the fundamentals."
-- JC

"Paul is a master craftsman. From day one his attention to detail and breadth of experience are immediately obvious. He goes above and beyond to explain the violin, always looking for the most effective angle from which to approach my individual strengths and weaknesses. At Paul's studio, things are as far from one-size-fits-all as can be. If you're looking for an individualized, practical, and student-focused experience, then I highly recommend Paul."
-- CR

Learn to Play the Violin with Classical Fiddle Lessons!

Through my "Classical Fiddle" Method -- a dynamic pairing of the popular SUZUKI Method plus the O'Connor American Violin Method -- I'll teach you all the technique of Classical Violin with all the fun of Traditional Fiddle!

My primary goal is to develop a solid foundation of technique and musical expression in my students. No player can ever achieve their highest goals if they are held back by lack of technique or lack of understanding how to use that technique to express themselves.

We also cover: large and small ensemble playing, solo playing, music theory, performance/how to own the stage, classical vs. traditional playing, the history of the violin and its care...and lots more!

Of course no single style of music can be interesting to everyone, so I encourage exploration into whatever it is my students want to play themselves. I always say, "I don't care what you want to play, I just want you to want to play." All while maintaining guidance at lessons and a constant progression through the Suzuki and O'Connor books to assure a constant technical evolution.

Become just as comfortable in an orchestra as a traditional fiddle session or even playing for dancing. And most of all: HAVE FUN!

I love adult beginners too! Remember that you are never too old to start.

For more information:


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"Paul Carlson is an extraordinarily talented musician and teacher...I can testify personally that he has helped me improve my playing significantly and surprisingly."
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