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Jerry Pajel (Mr. J) is a passionate violin teacher. I have been taking violin lessons for one year now, and I must say that I learned so much in my first month of lessons. While teaching, he communicates effectively and makes learning the violin easy!Feb 25, 2013
Jerry is an enthusiastic, skilled, young violin teacher, tirelessly going the extra mile each time, with violin lessons for my daughter. With his highly motivating, fun and skilled gestures, he builds confidence to perform better.Feb 1, 2013
I started playing violin about a year and a half ago, learning out of a How to Play Irish Fiddle book. Back in July, I found an ad for a violin teacher that taught bluegrass, and Celtic styles of fiddling as well as classical violin, needless to say, I was quite excited. When I first started the lessons, I had many bad habits, from "Pizza handing" the neck of the violin, to bad bow strokes, and Jerry Pajel broke them very well. Ive learned a ton from him, and my skill with the violin has increased tremendously, over a short period of time. Hes very dedicated to the violin, and is amazingly talented. When he teaches, he makes sure that you actually understand what hes teaching you, and does it in a fun way. Jerry is quite flexible in teaching, I told him I was interested in fiddle music, and so he chose some Celtic, and some bluegrass songs that had different techniques prevalent in the pieces, we went through them, and I learned slides, flicks, and grace notes that way. I live about an hour away from Stockton, and it was definitely worth the drive there to learn from him. It has truly been a blessing to take fiddle instruction from this man.Feb 27, 2013
George is flexible and patient.Jul 10, 2015Verified
I am William DosReis the son of Thais DosReis and I am here to say that Mr. J is an excellent teacher. He is not only a good teacher but he can interact with you and make your experience fun in learning to play the violin. He can use things that you like and challenge you with those things, like a song that you may like. He is very professional and will do everything he can to make you as good as you can be as well. This is by far the best teacher I have had.Feb 1, 2013
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