I am available to teach the violin/fiddle in a multitude of different styles and genres. Everything from jazz to classical to country to klezmer/gypsy, I have been playing it and breathing it. I am based on Vancouver Island in a small cabin near the water and I am open to teaching via skype too.
I teach in a non-traditional sense but I also have experience teaching the Suzuki Method/Royal Conservatory. I am of the belief that we ALL have music inside of us. That all we have to do is develop an educated ear and a foundation of technique to explore it. I also believe in the power of JAM. Making music with others is a skill. It takes years of doing it and picking up on particular skills to even begin. It really starts with listening. I want to imbue individuals with the skill of listening, learning and accompanying. These are some of the things that I am really passionate about teaching.
I also am proficient in Bass, Guitar, Ukelele and Saxophone.
I teach all ages. Feel free to contact me
I have spent many years operating a home studio so I am no stranger to recording. In fact, all of my songs were recorded by ME. I have accompanied all sorts of players/singers in various styles and I have also played on countless records. I can arrange full string sections or ripping lead parts.
I have a handful of quality mics and preamps that allow me to record from my home and send files via dropbox.
Feel free to contact me if you need strings.