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Folk Fiddle Vs. Classical Violin Techniques

After reading John Dipper's article on the relation between classical violin and folk playing I...
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Studying Classical & Folk Technique is Beneficial

I teach both Classical violin and folk violin, and I notice that there is a widely held...
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Motivation For Fiddle - Small Changes, Big Results

Finding the motivation is one of the biggest steps to becoming the musician you want to be. But...
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How To Practice Without Sheetmusic

One of the biggest challenges of learning to play folk fiddle is working out how to practise. It...

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  • Louise Askew Central Fareham, PO16 Gold Member

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    I am a friendly, enthusiastic and engaging music teacher and professional musician. I have 10 years of teaching experience of all ages and abilities.
  • Alison Rowley Hillfields, BS16

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    I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher with eight years of professional teaching experience. Lessons are relaxed and fun, whatever the age or ability of the student.
  • Rupert Avis Central York, YO10 Gold Member

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    I attended Chetham's School of Music and hold degrees from the universities of Manchester and Cambridge. I am currently completing a PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of York.
  • John Dipper Salisbury, SP1 Gold Member

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    I've been teaching for over 17 years, and my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm combine to make me a much sought-after tutor. I regularly teach at the University of Newcastle, Goldsmiths and the University of Limerick on the BA and MA courses.
  • Imogen Clarke Fulford, YO10

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    I am a friendly teacher working in the York area, where I am currently taking on new students. I prioritise making sure my students enjoy their lessons and the instrument they are learning and my aim is to suit lessons to each individual.
  • Paul Keeler Central Norwich, NR2 Gold Member

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    I am an experienced folk fiddle player and teacher with a background in classical and folk traditions.
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  • Motivation For Fiddle - Small Changes, Big Results

    Mairi Hawthorn Folk Fiddle Teacher (South East London) Picture Finding the motivation is one of the biggest steps to becoming the musician you want to be. But how? A teacher of mine once said that I needed to 'catch the bug for my instrument'. He was right. At the time, I didn't think a lot about the importance of what he meant but looking back, it's what...
  • Folk Fiddle Vs. Classical Violin Techniques Editor's Pick

    Paul Keeler Folk Fiddle Teacher (Norwich) Picture After reading John Dipper's article on the relation between classical violin and folk playing I found myself thinking more about this and how it related to my experience as a classically trained folk player and teacher. I feel lucky to have had the chance to start learning when I was young, and...
  • Learning By Ear

    Folk Fiddle Teacher (Glasgow) Picture In 2015 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to California to take part in classes with fiddle tutors from across the world at Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp. The tutors included fiddle players from Scotland, Ireland and Sweden as well as specialists in American fiddle...

 

  • Studying Classical & Folk Technique is Beneficial Editor's Pick

    John Dipper Folk Fiddle Teacher (Salisbury) Picture I teach both Classical violin and folk violin, and I notice that there is a widely held misconception that traditional and folk fiddle playing is a totally different - almost an unrelated and substantially inferior technique. It is often assumed by musicians approaching folk music having...
  • How To Practice Without Sheetmusic

    Alison Rowley Folk Fiddle Teacher (Bristol) Picture One of the biggest challenges of learning to play folk fiddle is working out how to practise. It is all to easy to treat 'practise time' as an epic tune-playing session, where you rattle off all the tunes you can think of. This is undoubtedly helpful for solidifying your repertoire, but...
  • Useful Materials For Learning Folk Fiddle

    Folk Fiddle Teacher (Coventry) Picture With so many books on folk music out there, it can be daunting choosing which one to go for. Here are a few suggestions that I use regularly with my students. The Caledonian Companion (Hardie Press) - This is an excellent book if you are interested in Scots Fiddle Music. Not just a tune book,...