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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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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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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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Why Folk Fiddle?

There's a widespread belief that folk fiddle is at the opposite end of the spectrum to classical...

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  • Alison Rowley Eastville, BS5

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    I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher with seven years of professional teaching experience. Lessons are relaxed and fun, whatever the age or ability of the student.
  • 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.
  • Daniel Neville Great Malvern, WR14

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    I am an experienced violin and viola teacher and have taught in schools and privately for the past 10 years. I am particularly keen to teach more adults - either new starters or those wanting to return to playing after a break.
  • 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.
  • Emily Askew Wandsworth Town, SW18 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.
  • Esther Hayden St. Albans, AL1 Gold Member

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    I am very passionate about music and recognise the importance of a teacher demonstrating this to their students. I make sure that I listen to how and what my students want to learn to get the best out of them.
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  • 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,...
  • Why Folk Fiddle? Editor's Pick

    Folk Fiddle Teacher (Manchester) Picture There's a widespread belief that folk fiddle is at the opposite end of the spectrum to classical violin in terms of technique, style, and pedagogy. However, being a hybrid musician and taking on folk fiddle as well as classical violin can be highly beneficial. Aural skills Due to the majority...