Music Lessons - North Branch, MN USA
Music Lessons - North Branch, MN USA
Music Lessons - North Branch, MN USA
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NBAHS Edelstein Auditorium
North Branch, MN USA
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Fiddle/Violin Lessons

Learn Country, Folk & Bluegrass Music
Private &/or Family Duo Weekly lessons
for ages 6-Adult - Beginners Welcome!
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Pierre Jacques Pleau
Musician & Teaching Artist

Star.jpg For Fiddle Music Fans

Learn a fun mix of fiddle music to play on the front porch and around the campfire!
Music Books/methods used: 
‘American Fiddle Method' ‘Deluxe Fiddling Method’ …
Fiddle Music:   Americana, Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic, French-Canadian, Irish, New England, Ragtime, Scandinavian, Swedish, Scottish and Western Swing…
Learn fabulous fiddle playing techniques and fiddle tunes such as:  Orange Blossom Special, Kesh Jig,
Red Haired Boy, Cotton Eyed Joe, Arkansas Traveler,
St. Anne’s Reel, Fisher’s Hornpipe, Ragtime Annie,
Star of the County Down, Westphalia Waltz,
and many more!!!
Star.jpg Fiddle/Violin Lessons for ages 6-Adult

Star.jpg Beginners Welcome! 

Star.jpg No previous music experience is necessary!

Star.jpg Sign-up for an “Intro to the Fiddle/Violin” to find out more about this great instrument

Star.jpg Instrument provided upon request for the “Intro Lesson” - dependent on availability


Star.jpg Private &/or Family Duo 30 minute weekly lessons are held year round:

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Star.jpg Fun Options for Family & Friends:

Duo Lessons:  Parent/child, siblings or Grandparent/grandchild...Take a 30 min duo lesson on the same kind of instrument (example: fiddle).

Private Lessons:  Take 30 min. private lessons back to back with a friend or family member (example:  1 guitar & 1 fiddle/violin) and spend part of the time jamming together!


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Star.jpg Pierre @ NSTC 651-674-8129

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Q&A videos & Music Videos @


“Ever wanted to Play the Fiddle? 
Why wait – Jump in and Start Making Music!”

“Music Lessons are Fun, Relaxed & Easygoing!”

“No Need to ‘Practice’ at Home –
Just ‘Play’ your Instrument & you’ll Get Good!”
Q.  Is it a Fiddle or is it a Violin?
A.  2 names for 1 "fun to play" Instrument!
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Q&A videos & Music Videos @
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Learn Classical Violin fingering & bowing techniques
while playing Americana, Celtic & Scandinavian folk music and music by classical composers - Bach, Handel, Brahms, Schumann, Paganini & Beethoven…

Receive a Fiddle - Rent *Free for 1 Month

when you sign-up for an 'Intro to the Violin' session!
*Security deposit due at the signing of the rental contract
($75 or $100 based upon the instrument being rented).
* Offer good while supplies last.  *Limit - 1 per family
* Offer expires 1/30/18
Fiddle/Violin Outfits
(fiddle/violin, bow, case, rosin & tuner)
Sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 & 4/4 (full size)
For Rent:  $16/month
Call NSTC 651-674-8129
for instrument availability

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Q:  “What do students learn beyond playing songs?”
A:  “In order to learn to play the Fiddle like a pro (achieve great sound), there are a number of skills that are focused on during lessons:
Star.jpgGood form and posture
Star.jpgLeft hand Fiddle hold/position (for ease of playing and visual effect)
Star.jpgExcellent right hand bow hold (classic bow hold for agility - freedom of movement)
Star.jpgIntonation Success (Learn the secret techniques for playing in tune on the Fiddle’s fretless fingerboard)
Star.jpg Rhythm (Learn how to tap out the rhythm to keep time while playing the Fiddle as well as how to play in time with other instruments)
Star.jpgThe Fiddle learning method uses the oral music tradition of
 ‘Listen, Watch & Play!’ as well as standard music notation with ‘Tabs’ for easy reading!
Star.jpgFiddle Lessons include playing with, mandolin, ukulele &/or guitar accompaniment

Star.jpgAs Fiddle students progress they can sign-up for “NSTC Jam Camps”

Students can also audition to perform music at festivals & events…

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North Star Theater Company  651-674-8129  North Branch, Minnesota USA

Pierre Jacques Pleau
Musician & Teaching Artist - NSTC Artistic Director

Music Lessons:  Fiddle/Violin (Country, Folk, Bluegrass…)  Violin (Classical/Folk)

Ukulele  Mandolin  Guitar  Singing/Voice  Lesson Locations  Music Camps


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