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Nicole O. holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%) and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was selected to perform Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with the Rollins College String Ensemble at Christmas Vesper services, to capacity audiences of community members, students and faculty at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David ...
I teach traditional violin fundamentals such as holding the instrument, basic sight reading, intonation, and basic theory. I primarily teach artistic expression that makes the fiddle art and improve different from violin studies on paper. Both are important, but in my experience, fiddle is more social and more fun.
Been playing the violin for over 40 yrs. Started in elementary school and held the coveted "Concert Master" designation all through high school. Been playing fiddle since 1985. Twenty years experience as a dance fiddler, and the last several years studying swing and traditional Irish. I play in three bands, all different genres. I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn new tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music.I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to
Fiddle is just another word to refer to a violin, but most people associate the fiddle with traditional bluegrass or country music.
Lessons for the Fiddle consist of learning songs that will strengthen a student's skills no matter what level they are at. Perfecting skills through the process of learning new and interesting songs allows the student to feel accomplished while becoming more advanced with each lesson. With a wide variety of music available, each student can take their own path once they learn the skills necessary to play their favorite style of music.
I have been playing the violin since I was 8 years old and teaching since I was 14. I am a graduate from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minor in Bluegrass and Old Time Music Studies. By having 10 years of experience in violin and fiddle instruction, I have mastered playing as well as teaching individuals of all ages. As an instructor, my mission is to help all students grow and develop their mental and physical abilities in music as well as provide discipline and focus towards perfecting the art of violin performance and knowledge. My teaching involves students learning songs from a vast collection of Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, Celtic, Traditional Hymns, and Classical Music. While each musician has their own personal
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."