Green Mountain Music

Lessons, Repairs, Weddings & Events

All lessons are currently being taught online

Meet the Teachers


Helen Taylor is a classically-trained violinist and seasoned touring fiddle player who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Theater Arts from Bennington College in Vermont. She’s been teaching violin to students of all ages since 2009.

Jay Taylor has been playing and teaching music for 25 years and building and repairing stringed instruments for nearly 20. He has studied and performed classical music at Florida State, Jazz in Miami, and Bluegrass at Brevard College in North Carolina.


1 month of lessons................................. (30min/week)

1 month of lessons................................. (60min/week)

Monthly family discount........................

1st Student

Each additional student.........................

Please contact us for group rates









Please contact us for instrument availability



We repair all types of stringed instruments.

Please contact us for a quote.


What to Expect

At Green Mountain Music we pride ourselves on our students' self-sufficiency and enjoyment of playing music, whatever their age may be. You will learn to read and understand written music as well as how to play in any preferred styles. Whether you love country, rock, classical, celtic, old-time, bluegrass or all of the above, Jay and Helen will follow your lead and get you on your feet.

In lieu of a formal recital Green Mountain Music hosts 4 music potlucks a year. Bring a song and a dish to share!

Weddings & Events


Soloist Package

Guitar or violin/fiddle soloist

$450 for the ceremony


rehearsal dinner

Band Package

Guitar and violin/fiddle and singing

$600 for the ceremony


rehearsal dinner

Additional compensation may be required depending on travel.

Please contact us for more information.



I started with Mrs. Helen almost 5 years ago and I have learned everything from her! She always knows how to challenge you in the best way and helps you fix errors in creative ways. She makes learning the violin fun!


I've been playing violin for almost 5 years now, and taking lessons with Helen from the start. Violin is very difficult; the patience and encouragement Helen shows is helpful no matter your age.



They played and sang beautifully at our wedding, and met with us to make sure they understood exactly what we wanted and came through so superbly.  We were so happy their music was perfect for our special day.


I recall the sounds of birds, of rustling pine needles, and then the sweetest lilt of song to solemnize that moment of agreement and introduction that marks a wedding ceremony. Being a musician myself, I eminently trusted Helen with this moment. She is a delight - precise and reliable, with warm, intuitive tone, impeccable taste, and extraordinary commitment to beautiful music.

-Janell, bride

I've been taught by Helen for about five years now. In that time, her guidance has allowed me to develop musically in a way no other teacher has before: she allows me to find the styles and methods that suit me best, and truly find a passion for music.


We asked Helen to play the ceremony music at our wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased! I didn't know exactly what I wanted, so she was kind enough to send me ideas of music pieces I might like. Ease of planning is an understatement, she did the hard work for me. All I had to do was pick out a few songs and she took care of the rest! Her selections paired so beautifully with our ceremony. I highly recommend her!



Rutland, Vermont


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