Fiddle Tunes with Dina Maccabee

This class will give you a great collection of tunes you can enjoy playing on your own and with others! Familiar favorites and a few oddities to get you comfortable in various keys.

For students with at least 1 year of playing experience.

Music reading ability suggested but not required.

Other instruments besides violin are welcome but main focus will be for violin.

Materials (sheet music, recordings) will be provided. 


I can't wait to meet you and help you realize your musical dreams! I have been lucky to play and teach violin and viola all over the world, and I hold a Bachelor of Music in Classical Viola from University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Composition from Wesleyan University. From 2009 - 2013, I worked with San Francisco Conservatory leading After School Strings, and in 2015-2016 I was the violist/backup vocalist for international tours with songwriter Julia Holter.

As an original member of Real Vocal String Quartet, I recorded two albums and performed and taught masterclasses across the U.S. and in Europe with the American Music Abroad program. My folk-inspired groups Carolyna Picknick and Guts & Buttons have recorded several albums of traditional and original music and performed widely in many settings from cafes to weddings, and I am avidly interested in many non-classical styles including Klezmer, Old-Time, Choro, Celtic, and others. I recently co-wrote the new musical, Sweet Land, which premiered in May 2017 at History Theatre in St. Paul, MN. Ramon & Jessica's adaptation of The World is Round, a 1939 children's book by Gertrude Stein, was staged in a May 2017 workshop by Berkeley's Just Theater. 


Dina always offers a great challenge! Thank you!

— Ashelynn D., Private Student on Lessonface

Teacher Dina is very attentive, professional, and understanding. Because of her kindness, it helps my transition from in person learning to online learning so much easier. Also, she was able to help me with my bow technique.

— Verified Private Student on Lessonface


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The next session is Tuesday, August 11, at 2 pm EDT | 11 am PDT | 18:00 UTC.

Kids under 12

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