I have been playing the violin for nearly 30 years, and growing up in a folk music family, I have played folk fiddle in the English, Irish and Scottish styles for nearly as long. I am a well known player on the Irish session scene in London, Bristol and Bath, and have spent time playing in Scotland, around Ireland and further afield. I have played with a number of Ceilidh bands, including in Bristol and Bath.
I am a classically trained violinist, but I now specialise in playing and teaching folk fiddle.
Whether you are a complete beginner, or already an advanced player, I can help you improve your technique, teach you about the subtleties of phrasing and ornamentation in fiddle playing in different traditions, and build your repertoire of tunes. I can teach orally – learning tunes by ear – but can also teach you to read music if you wish.
Please contact me if you would be interested in lessons.
COVID-19 update: I am still teaching, and have a covered outdoor area in my garden where I can give lessons outside with social distancing.