Whether you are a complete beginner, or already an advanced player, I can help you improve your technique, teach you about the subtleties of phrasing and ornamentation in fiddle playing, and build your repetoire of tunes.
I can teach both orally - learning tunes by ear - but can also teach you to read music if you wish.
I create a relaxed environment for learning, looking to build confidence and help my students to understand the 'feel' of traditional music that is so important to playing the fiddle.
I teach from my home in Bristol (BS4), but can also travel throughout Bristol and Bath (an additional charge may be made depending on distance).
I am also available to give online teaching via video call if you are based elsewhere. During the current UK lockdown, all of my teaching has moved online, with 2 cameras to show details, and separate audio channels for instrument and voice. All of my students have found these online lessons very effective.
By special arrangement, I can also teach workshops for up to 20 students.
References are available on request.
Postcodes I am available to teach in: BS4, BS6, BS1, BS2, BS3, BS8, BS31, BA1, BA2.