Bronwyn Keith-Hynes

Bronwyn K.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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Bronwyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

My name is Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and I am a bluegrass and Irish fiddler living in Boston, MA. I am one of only a few fiddlers who play and teach bluegrass and Celtic music at a professional level. I have been playing the fiddle for 21 years, beginning at the age of 3 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 with a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. I have performed with The Milk Carton Kids, Anais Mitchell, Tony Trischka, and Peter Rowan and currently perform with my progressive bluegrass band Mile Twelve. In addition to my private teaching practice, I teach workshops at festivals and camps across New England and have been on staff for the last two years at Berklee College of Music teaching private lessons for the Five Week Program.

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Experience

Private Fiddle Teacher
Jan 2006 - Present
Self Employed

I have been teaching private fiddle lessons for the last ten years to students of all ages, levels and backgrounds.

Violin and Viola Teacher at Five Week Program
Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
Berklee College of Music

I was the violin and viola teacher at the Berklee College Five Week Summer Program in 2014 and 2015.

Education

Four Year Diploma in Violin Performance
May 2009 - Dec 2012
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher of the Mark O'Connor Violin Method
Oct 2009
Mark O'Connor Violin Method Training Program

Awards

String Department Achievement Award
Oct 2012
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

My band Mile Twelve performing a bluegrass standard called "Why Did You Wander"
An original fiddle I wrote called Swannanoa.
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Photo by Bronwyn K.

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Elementary school outreach in Walton, NY with Mile Twelve

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East Tennessee Blues
A Bela Fleck tune calle "When Joy Kills Sorrow"
Photo by Bronwyn K.

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My bluegrass band Mile Twelve
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3 Reviews

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Nate Apr 5, 2017
Fiddle · In home

Bronwyn is an excellent fiddle teacher! I've been playing in a band with her for years, and have only heard great things about her from her students that have come out to our shows and festival performances.

Jeremy Apr 4, 2017
Fiddle · In studio

Bronwyn has been a fantastic teacher for our daughter "M" for the last two years. She started with the O'Connor method, which was a great way to get a basic grounding in American fiddle music but quickly started to pull in tunes and techniques from other resources as well. Bronwyn has also been receptive to M's interests in various tunes and songs from Celtic to modern bluegrass to folk styles and has worked with her learn and play these varied styles. All the while, Bronwyn has done a great job of teaching M to progress as a musician and as a fiddler.

I see Bronwyn as a flexible and adaptive teacher who is willing to take varied paths toward a goal instead of insisting on single method or path. She is encouraging and gentle, and, because of these traits, she is able to ask her students to stretch themselves and try things they may not believe they can play. Bronwyn's Berklee training comes through as well as she layers aspects of musical theory into her teaching where it will help the student progress as a player and musician.

Finally, as an accomplished fiddler and a performer, Bronwyn goes beyond being a teacher and takes on a role of being someone young students can look up to, admire, and seek to emulate. I think our daughter sees her as a mentor.

Our experience with Bronwyn has been fantastic, and I heartily recommend her as a teacher to anyone looking to grow and develop as a fiddler.

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Barbara Goodman Apr 3, 2017
Fiddle · In studio

Bronwyn is the best!!! I have been studying with her for the last 2 years and she has really helped me take my playing to the next level. She is such a patient teacher and extremely focused to detail, which has helped my technique immensely. She helped me branch out from my classical background to explore several fiddle styles, which has been so much fun. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering fiddle or violin lessons!

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