Jim Price Violin And Fiddle Lessons

Jim Price Violin And Fiddle Lessons

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About this pro

My service stands out because my students always impress with what I show them, always getting a good response at,for instance, a performance with a group or band, the State Fair Talent Show or a Fiddle Contest. I think it's important to know where a students strengths are and where they need help. I can also write out anything you need to play, in a short time. Students bring me a song or title of a song and I help them by transcribing it, then demonstrating how to play it. This is for students at all levels, as I can work with anybody to enrich their experience with the instrument. Many years teaching experience.. All ages may apply.

I like seeing a student perform something I've taught them, but really I just enjoy imparting my knowledge on the subject of music and violin/fiddle playing. I know all the pieces that are "winners" but am good at creating a good technique as well as a winning repertoire.

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Minneapolis, MN 55407
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  • Beth Jopp


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

 We start where you are, use what you have, and do what we can.

We'll establish a direction to take, initiate a piece to develop, establish an achievable goal to keep the inertia going and keep things compelling but not daunting.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I started as a young boy, studied with Minneapolis Symphony Violinist and other professional players, and made my first debut in the 5th grade.

Since then,I've been on a mission: To become as good and as versatile and as original as I can be, playing with  orchestras, jazz groups, Irish groups, opera orchestra, Rock stars (Prince), recording sessions, composing, Italian, Mariachi, Bluegrass, Country, Chinese and Avante Garde scenarios, to name a few. I studied at Indiana University and University of Minnesota.Hopkins school district through High School.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$35. per 30 minute lesson.

$45 for 45 minute lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I started in High School at a local music store in Hopkins, Minnesota.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with many people young and old, from 5 years old to 85+ years old.The violin is so versatile that I've developed a broad repertoire to share with as many students as I can.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Performed my original symphonic composition "Violin Story: World's Fair Exposition" with the 3M Symphony orchestra.

Developing new sounds for the violin and writing pieces to showcase them.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't be intimidated by my resume: I love to teach and impart knowledge as a happy warrior, no matter where you are on your journey.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

A solid technique is attainable if you develop a good muscle memory for it. Think about what kinds of music appeal to you, but don't worry if you draw a blank: I can inspire you. The possibilities are beyond many people's comprehension, as the violin is like a human voice: endlessly variable.

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