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American Folk Music for Violin
Welcome to American Folk Music for Violin! Here students will learn the history and tunes of American folk music in a fun and engaging way!
In this class we will be using Fiddlers Philharmonic by Andrew Dabczynski and Bob Phillips. This book will cover basic tunes and widely used variations. Each week we will cover a different set of tunes and variations, and we will use supplementary material from the Fiddlers Fakebook to discuss theory, history, and rhythm. Class will be structured mostly in a large group with lecture style instruction where I will show learners the material, and how to play it. Each learner will have a...
Students will learn: to master their bow control to replicate rhythms and techniques to create different types of sound with their bow to replicate left hand patterns to recall and discuss historical context for fiddle music.
Violin teacher for 8+ years, 2-3 online teaching. Violin player for 20+ years, with a Junior's division 2nd place award at the Lyons Fiddle Festival.
Homework OfferedHomework will be a series of practice assignments, and students can expect to spend 20-30 minutes 5 days a week practicing each assignment. Students may be asked to submit videos of their playing.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offeredlearner progress is assessed informally using: Videos submitted by the student student's participation in class (playing in class) student's commitment to practice time.
Violin Pencil Fiddlers Philharmonic by Andrew Dabczynski and Bob Phillips. Optional: The Fiddler's Fakebook by David Brody
Content may include historical events related to fiddling.
Fiddlers Philharmonic by Andrew Dabczynski and Bob Phillips
Meet the teacher
I teach Violin and Viola, and my teaching style is learner and interest centered. I offer materials that cover classical, folk/fiddle, and pop style of playing, and can work with students to learn familiar and fun music like Disney favorites,...
$250for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
Live video meetings
4-10 learners per class