Though "fiddle" and "violin" are technically the same thing, the two are different styles of playing. Fiddle music focuses on either country music and Irish/Celtic music. Fiddle is one of the more fun aspects of the violin.
The best violin teacher in Manhattan. I pride myself on my long years of experience, friendly attitude, never-ending patience but mostly my ability to get along with others while still be an exacting, effective teacher. I work based on results, which is exactly what you will experience after Lesson 1. *** Lesson Details *** By the first lesson, you will be playing the violin. By the end of the second lesson, you will usually be playing a song. By the end of the second month, you will be comfortable reading and playing easy music. *** Studio Equipment *** 4/4 Violin for rental or sale 3/4 Violin for rental or sale 1/2 Violin for rental or sale 1/4 Violin for rental or sale 1/8 Violin for rental or sale Violin accessories (bows, rosin, strings, books, music) *** Travel ...
Music has the power to uncover the beauty all around us. It can strengthen our bonds with other people. It can raise us out of low, lost places. It can be a filter that brightens our view of our daily lives. Learning an instrument or any discipline brings to the learner opportunities for growth and improvement. It also provides a space for self-reflection. Rarely in our daily lives are we encouraged to face ourselves- to meet head on with our strengths and weaknesses. Learning any instrument can help reveal these things to us and allow us to address them in a more objective way. We can build discipline, develop problem-solving skills, and find confidence. If learned with the right approach, the instrument can be an external indicator of our internal growth. In addition to all ...
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Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her career developments are primarily in music, but she also pursues interest in creative writing, journal writing and human rights. She has given may community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A. G. Rhodes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Catherine initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has ...
Folk tunes from around the world, Irish/Scottish etc. How to join jam sessions with bands and improvise your own new melodies.
Private instruction, early childhood education, elementary and high school education
Fiddle lessons incorporate the same technical foundation as violin studies, with greater emphasis on improvisation, folk songs, and jazz scales.
Welcome! I am a full-time violin/viola teacher from New York and a registered member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am an active performer of contemporary and classical music, and my commitment is to instill my students with both a passion for playing music and a strong technical foundation. My teaching method is tailored to each student's individual learning style and motivation for playing. The first question I will ask at every first lesson is: what music do you love? This can be one song - a nursery rhyme, classical melody, or popular song - or a genre of music. Regardless of age, I believe that the most effective path for learning violin or viola is to start with the music! For younger children, I suggest beginning with the Suzuki method in order to establish ...
Martha's most recent projects have included working with Sting on the world premiere run of his musical, The Last Ship, and performing with the British electronic pop group, London Grammar.
She has traveled internationally giving lectures, masterclasses, and workshops focusing on classical, Scottish, Appalachian/Old-time, Irish, bluegrass, Scandinavian, and improvisation.
Martha is a New York City-based classical violinist and fiddler. Her most recent projects have included working with Sting on the world premiere run of his musical, The Last Ship, and performing with the British electronic pop group, London Grammar. Martha has performed throughout the US and Europe in concerts and music festivals, and both her classical work and fiddling have been featured on public radio and television. She has given lectures, masterclasses, and workshops focusing on classical, Scottish, Appalachian/Old-time, Irish, bluegrass, Scandinavian, and improvisation. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lawrence University with a minor in creative writing, where she studied under the instruction of Wen-Lei Gu. She also studied with Carol Cook, ...
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