Pricing & FAQ

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premium member of the Fiddlershop Academy

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Membership

As a member, you’ll get personalized help and advice from Michael & Pierre via the Masterclass Exchange. You’ll also gain access to more advanced lessons, accompaniment tracks, and special live events.

What is the Masterclass exchange?

When you submit a video of your progress, we can see exactly what is holding you back and what you need to work on.

We submit a video with what you specifically need to work on, so you don’t keep making the same mistakes.

As part of our belief in “showing your work,” these interactions help our community improve and grow together.

Watch the lessons

Our constantly expanding library of lessons, songs, and masterclass exchanges are available 24/7. 

Film yourself & Send it to us

No more scheduling! Just pick up your phone and record a quick video and upload it right from your phone. No editing, no stress.

Get personalized feedback

We’ll respond with a video made specifically for you to show you how to take your playing to the next level.

Free

$0

/Month
Premium

$39

/Month
Premium Unlimited

$49

/Month
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Please look over these frequently asked questions before contacting us.

Fiddlershop Academy is ideal for beginners who prefer the flexibility to learn at their own pace, may not live near an in-person teacher, or just want another perspective on playing the violin.

While real time, in-person learning is the best way to advance, Fiddlershop Academy is a viable alternative available 24/7, with human feedback.

Fiddlershop Academy is intended for students age 18 and older. Minors may still enroll and may need dedicated assistance to make progress.

No user submitted videos from minors will be cataloged in the Masterclass Exchange. There is also currently no chat or messaging system for users.

All courses can be viewed via computer or smartphone under the “All Courses” tab. When you are logged in as a member, you will see the full course list compared to the partial view as a visitor.

All lessons are taught in English at this time, but since music is a universal language, you are welcome to submit videos of your progress without talking. Your instructor will try their best to accomodate.

If that’s the way you want to play, we’ll teach you. All lessons are demonstrated from the “violin in left hand” position.

We’ve gathered tried and true repertoire, exercises, metaphors, tricks, tips, and secrets from our own experience and hundreds of years of violin pedagogy. 

Since there are so many high quality methods and systems for the violin, we didn’t feel the need to “re-invent the wheel.”  We try to cite our sources, but some expressions, repertoire, and exercises are so universally taught, it’s hard to know where they all came from.

All the video lessons are streaming videos and require an internet connection. However you can download the sheet music, and backing tracks for offline use and practice.

We accept all major credit and debit cards that are processed via Paypal. We do not accept any other forms of payment at this time. 

Paypal is just the payment gateway. When you are at the Paypal screen,  select “Add Debit or Credit Card” to your method of payment.

All pricing options are month-to-month, so you can cancel any time.

It’s completely understandable if you don’t feel confident about filming yourself for lessons. 

There are a few options that can make things better:

1) You can omit any identifying information like your name –  You can call yourself “Enigma,” or “Batman” for all we care. You can also wear your mask, or simply crop out your face from the video if you’d like.

Video just conveys much more of the necessary information for us to diagnose what you need. Only audio or emailing us just isn’t that helpful or efficient.

Hearing your own recording is also incredibly helpful for your own progress.

Lastly, we’re an incredibly supportive community, and we’re here to encourage each other. It’s not as scary as it seems.

 

We do not offer Live, in-store lessons at this time. All lessons must be filmed and uploaded to the website.