Violin & Fiddle Lessons

Personalised Fiddle / Violin lessons, for beginners - Celtic Style Playing

Want to become a confident player of the Violin or Celtic Fiddle?  

 

Firstly, a fiddle is simply a violin with a flatter bridge so that it's easier to play 2 strings at the same time, getting a harmonising effect between the 2 strings.  This is quite a common effect in irish / celctic style fiddle.

 

Some of the tunes you may play on Celtic Fiddle include dance tunes like jigs, reels, hornpipes and the slow airs.  

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Personalised Fiddle / Violin lessons, for beginners - Celtic Style Playing

Want to become a confident player of the Violin or Celtic Fiddle?  

 

Firstly, a fiddle is simply a violin with a flatter bridge so that it's easier to play 2 strings at the same time, getting a harmonising effect between the 2 strings.  This is quite a common effect in irish / celctic style fiddle.

 

Some of the tunes you may play on Celtic Fiddle include dance tunes like jigs, reels, hornpipes and the slow airs.  

 

In these lessons, students will learn to:

  • Make solid contact between the bow and strings, for a reliable and strong tone,

  • Finger positions

  • Scales,

  • Do various embellishments including cuts, rolls, slurs, triplets, 

  • Learn to Read music,

  • Playing to a beat and timing,

  • Connect with the instrument and play naturally and expressively,

  • Relax into your playing for maximum enjoyment.

  • Learning to care for the violin.

Focus

The focus of these lessons is to master the fundamentals of the instrument first, as it is traditionally played at high speed and without the fundamentals, the wheels can fall of very quickly as the tempo rises.

Elements such as finger positions and bowing are first and foremost, followed by some of the artsy special effects.

To enquire about lessons, please complete the contact form, or call Troy on 0414 203 423.
 

Lessons:

Lessons go for an hour or half hour of in person time.  Weekly lessons are best in order to ensure forward momentum.

How are the Lessons Delivered?

In person.  Sunshine Coast Location.