Learn to Fiddle in Bear River, NS or online
I teach adult students who are looking to begin playing fiddle, pick it up after many years, or continue playing. I teach youth (ages 4 and up) fiddling as well, so long as they expressed desire to fiddle and have lessons. My studio is in a heritage building in Bear River and the room sounds so good, and we can see the river as we learn! I teach Scottish & Cape Breton styles traditionally (by ear) with tons of patience, kindness, and excitement and sharing craft and time this way. I bring my experience as a learner, fiddler, and professional musician to my lessons. I also bring my training in the Alexander Technique with me, as well as personal experience with pain, injury, and recovery in playing. I specialize in performance coaching for beginners and pros. My real joy, though, is delightful afternoons spent sharing tunes with my amazing students, who I see as vulnerable and creative and courageous by allowing me to support them in pursuing an interest of theirs and try something new. I currently teach every second Sunday and every Tuesday and am accepting new students. My policy is to have a first lesson, commitment free, to feel out our fit. From there, students reserve their lesson time in 12-week learning blocks and can renew, take a break, or continue each 12 week learning block.
My studio also offers group classes in the spring.