I teach a number of different styles of music on Fiddle and Mandolin: Trad Irish, Scottish, French, Breton, French Canadian, Shetland, Cajun and Old-Time Appalachian.

On Tenor Banjo: Trad Irish, Shetland and Scottish

On Acoustic Guitar: Trad Irish, Folk, Country and Blues

On Electric Guitar: Blues, Rock and Country

Serviced Areas

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Area

Contact Details

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  Person Dave Agee
  City Overland Park , KS
  Zip Code 66212
  Address 7910 Shawnee Drive
  Phone Number (913) 907-4605

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Dave Agee

Irish Music teacher David Agee grew up in Overland Park, KS and got his first guitar at age ten. David was a member of Kansas City's first Irish band, 'Talisman' in 1980 which featured Gerald Trimble. After Talisman, David was one of the founding members of Scartaglen along with Mike Dugger and Roger Landes. The group grew to include many musicians such as Dave Brown, Frank Martin, Matt Kirby, Connie Dover and Kathy Agee.

  • I would recommend this business
  • kindness is an understatement...he can competently play so many different instruments and styles

The lessons I've been taking from David on mandolin, tenor banjo, and the fiddle have been life changing for me and has led me to a much better place in my life not just the music or the variety of instruments he both teaches and plays effortlessly, or his patience even when i'm screeching through fiddle tunes, or simply his knowledge and library of all the music you can ever listen to ... To me he is not only a great teacher this guy has done so much for me as a friend. If you are looking for a kind patient knowledgeable talented music teacher he's right here. David will help guide you to the place where your music feels like home.

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  • I would recommend this business

We were very lucky to have found Dave to teach our then 7 yr old daughter how to play the fiddle. His teaching style was a perfect match for our daughter and he was able to keep her motivated to play and improve for the next six years before we moved out of state. Not only is Dave an immensely talented musician, whose ability crosses many musical genres, he is also very involved in the local music scene, which gave our daughter many opportunities to play and perform with other local musicians. Dave helped kindle a love for all music in our daughter and all these years later she still can't resist the temptation to pick up the nearest instrument and play a tune.

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  • I would recommend this business

You want to study with David. He has the unique capacity to break down a tune and make it accessible to your ears and to your fingers. With a broad appreciation of regional styles and their variations, he can show you the ways to make the tune your own on many different instruments.

Every part of David's instruction is focused on musicality: whether it is physically warming up, or standing or breathing, or small changes in technique, or adaptations to ensemble play or connecting your playing to the world of ideas, David is your guide. Whether hopeless beginner or accomplished talent, studying with David will make you a confident and expressive musician. What could be better than that?

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Decades of experience, teaches by example, corrects without criticism, very respectful. Meets needs.

Dave has been my fiddle teacher for a year now, and I couldnít be more impressed. Words that describe him would be experienced over decades, kind and respectful, good teacher by example and by giving you material and skills to reach for, and corrections without criticism. I canít believe how much he has already taught me! I have the choice of what tunes to work on within my ability, and he also plays some tunes of interest from different genres to widen my scope. I enjoy the history of titles and tunes that he shares with me. He has the ability to see where you are, where you might go from there, and move you along.
I give Dave a 5 star review for any age, and for the many instruments that he plays and teaches.

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LocationGood location for the Kansas City metro area
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Customer Testimonials

We were very lucky to have found Dave to teach our then 7 yr old daughter how to play the fiddle. His teaching style was a perfect match for our daughter and he was able to keep her motivated to play and improve for the next six years before we moved out of state. Not only is Dave an immensely talented musician, whose ability crosses many musical genres, he is also very involved in the local music scene, which gave our daughter many opportunities to play and perform with other local musicians. Dave helped kindle a love for all music in our daughter and all these years later she still can't resist the temptation to pick up the nearest instrument and play a tune.

Videos

Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh

David Agee playing "Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh" on his 1870's Mittenwald fiddle.


Day 24 Two French Canadian Tunes Song a Day Challenge Fiddle YouTube

Dave Agee with student Emily Koke playing two French Canadian tunes
Reel des Eboulement and La Grondeuse des iles




The Pancake Set

Frank's Reel / Maggie's Pancakes / Marie Breachnach's

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