Violin Lessons with Jared MacFarlane
Violin Lessons with Jared MacFarlane

Violin Lessons with Jared MacFarlane

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Introduction: I teach violin students of all ages from no experience to beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. I strive for greater playing ability in a nurturing environment while always making a beautiful sound. My music education focuses the student through immersion, encouragement, small steps, and an unforced timetable for learning material based on each student's development and ability to imitate examples and internalize principles. Regular consistent practice is required and parent involvement is encouraged for younger students. Reviewing material, position, intonation, and bow techniques to always make a beautiful sound is of primary importance. I start with the Suzuki method. I've recorded violin for many studio sessions including Barcelona's album "Absolutes", Rosie Thomas "These Friends of Mine", Courtney Marie Andrews "No One's Slate is Clean". I've performed live with Michael W Smith and contributed violin for Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" music video.

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Serves Mukilteo, WA

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Anne Y.
Jun 25, 2019

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I am re-learning the violin after 40 years of not playing. i also have disabilities. Jared is very patient and knowledgeable and works around my disabilities. and he has a way of making lessons fun. i would absolutely recommend Jared if you are looking for a good teacher.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • No, the student cannot read music • Classical violin • Classical • Yes, the student has a violin • 30 minutes • I travel to the violin teacher

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Sirikarn N.
Mar 31, 2017

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I have had violin lessons with Jared for almost 4 months now. I have some basics in violin but had not played for 17 years. Jared helped me to get back to playing pretty fast. His technique is great and the teaching is pleasant. He makes the learning fun. He is also very patient and flexible with my busy work schedule. Thanks!!!
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Aaron L.
Jul 7, 2022
Lessons with Jared were exactly what I needed. I'm in my early 30s, and when I first sought violin lessons early in the pandemic, it had been a dozen years since I had played regularly in an orchestra and a couple more since I had regularly taken lessons. I thought that, with more discipline and maturity and some personal experience as a teacher, I was ready for an exacting, perfectionist approach and methodical repetition of scales and etudes, and a big emphasis on musical theory. I was surprised when we started simple and moved quickly through a variety of pieces. I had been used to spending months on certain pieces, but Jared wasn't nitpicking, and we played together a lot. But what I soon realized is that this is really what I needed. I found my love for my instrument was soon restored, and that I was choosing to practice as an outlet during the pandemic. I was practicing more than ever, and enjoying it. And as we moved onto new pieces, Jared gradually introduced more difficult music with new technical challenges, including scales and etudes. He mixed in folk and popular music as well, and was open to my suggestions of pieces to play. I can see and hear that my range and skills have grown noticeably: I am now more comfortable in second position, I'm playing in more challenging keys, my ear has improved. Importantly, I'm playing my violin better than I ever was, and ready to invest in upgrades to my instrument. Jared is a patient teacher and a kind person, and is accommodating with scheduling for his adult students as well as with online and safe, socially distanced lessons. I also observed a little of him working with kids, and it is clear that he's great with young students. If you're an adult and are looking to revive your love for your instrument and make real strides, I highly recommend Jared for your violin lessons.
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Sarah S.
Jun 29, 2019
I loved taking violin lessons from Jared at Macfarlane Violin Studio. He challenged my skill in both music and performance, was patient with my progress, encouraging yet strict with techniques, and passionate about the art of violin. After just a few lessons I already saw progress in my skill. I highly recommend him as a violin teacher to anyone looking to learn or improve their skill in playing violin.
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Vanderveen E.
May 1, 2014
Jared is patient and thoughtful violin instructor who has worked with my thirteen year old son to improve his violin skills- he has made tremendous strides in the past six months. He and my son have selected the pieces to work on together; this has kept my son engaged and motivated to practice at home. He has also been very flexible in adjusting lesson times so as to fit our busy schedule. He has developed a strong rapport with my son whose love for the instrument has grown tremendously. I strongly recommend Jared as a violin instructor.
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