Patrick Clark

The Fiddlist

Violin/Fiddle Instruction

Patrick Clark is a dedicated and experienced private violin/fiddle instructor, trained in the Suzuki Violin Method through Book 5 and the author of his own fiddling method.  While he supports the Suzuki method at it's base, he does NOT support delayed note reading.  Once a student shows a solid ability to create good tone by using the bow properly and maintaining consistent pitch, he believes it is time to start reading.  For some, that's within a year.  For others, it may be longer.  It may vary.  Additionally, Patrick brings in additional pieces to strengthen a student in an area that is weak, without plateauing on a "Suzuki" piece.  

Private Instruction for Las Vegas Residents

Those students interested in taking lessons, in person, in Las Vegas, are welcome to contact Nevada School of The Arts and request him as a teacher.  Private lessons are $65/hour.  Students seeking financial assistance will have to submit personal tax filings and other household information to be reviewed by the Dean, Shakeh Ghoukasian.  Their contact information is below:

Nevada School of The Arts

Private Instruction Via Skype/FaceTime

Private instruction online is also available to those who ARE NOT Las Vegas residents.  Those interested in private, online instruction are encouraged to fill out the form below to request an appointment.  Such instruction is available on a limited basis due to the studio load already carried.  Lessons will be booked AT LEAST 2 WEEKS in advance.  The lesson rate is $65/hour.  Skype lessons will be electronically charged 48 hours in advance.  Payment is due no later than 24 hours prior to the lesson date/time.  Failure to pay on time will result in a cancellation of the lesson and your slot will be given to another student.  If you wish to try again later, you will be charged a 25% cancellation fee from the previous lesson, in addition too the new lesson fee.  

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