First Chair Fiddlers
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16 years in business
15 hires on Thumbtack
The professionalism of the instructor in getting with both parent and child.Oct 4, 2015Verified
My teacher is Claire. She's awesome. My abilities have improved every lesson. She is energetic, accomodating, and easy to talk to. And, she is very flexible. I really enjoy my guitar lessons with Claire. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn to play guitar.Aug 1, 2013VerifiedRachel G.'s reply
*For clarification, Claire Adams is a teacher who worked with my studio in Kansas City in 2013. She is now on her own, and is a wonderful teacher and advocate for young people! Check out her music at http://claireandthecrowdedstage.bandcamp.com/. You can also see her with http://kgandthegirls.com/.
I had my first bass guitar class today with Rachel. Rachel is a great music instructor! I had no musical experience in the past at all. So, I was confused and felt totally lost. But Rachel has a wonderful approach to her students. She explains interprets musical terms into simple everyday language. That helps so much! I would recommend her to anybody with different musical levels and experiences!!! Thank you, Rachel!Mar 5, 2013Verified
Rachel Gaither and Claire Adams are outstanding teachers and wonderful people ,with lots of exsperiance under there belt, and are very patient with you ,also anything you need help in or want to learn they know what there talking about and will get you to where you want to be. Again thanks so much rachel & Claire. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to be where they want to be in music.-JayJan 13, 2013Verified
Tanya H.Mar 27, 2013VerifiedRachel G.'s reply
Hi, Tanya! I'm glad to hear that your experience working with our piano teacher Kimi was positive. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to improve your experience or the experience of your girls!
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- What types of customers have you worked with?I mostly teach violin, as it is my first instrument (about 85% of my students are learning violin). I teach individual lessons of all skill levels, as well as fiddling! I also teach online via Skype and Google video. (About 40% of my current roster is through online video lessons.) My next most popular lesson is beginner guitar. I've been playing myself for over 17 years, and regularly write music through guitar. The third most popular instrument is piano, followed by voice. I trained for both in college while earning my degree in music.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?First, look for a teacher with training in their instrument, as well as one who regularly performs. A teacher who is regularly performing is likely one who is still working on their craft and can relate to the issues the student will face in their own performance. After that, you want to find someone you or your child enjoys as a teacher--or at least is motivated by: the interpersonal dynamics between teacher and student can make or break the student's personal motivation and joy in playing and working on the instrument.