it's not your average violin lesson.
The mission of the School of Fiddlerock! is to offer a modernized alternative to traditional violin pedagogy,
balancing technical study with the arrangement and performance of non-classical music genres.
Through creating original arrangements, honing improvisational skills,
and exploring stage fright management strategies,
students will have the opportunity to connect with both the music they love
and their audiences in an empowered, artistically rewarding way.
The curriculum for each student will be individually tailored to foster technical and artistic development
through studies and exercises, music theory assignments, arranging songs and composing,
mental game and stage fright management training, and regular performance experience.
Each student will have one hour of private in-person instruction each week at my home in Marseilles, IL.
Performances will be scheduled in the form of web-based performances and live events
in the Illinois Valley area, and will be held at public music venues, open mic nights,
and restaurants that are age appropriate and/or family friendly.
Enrollment in the School of Fiddlerock! is initially going to be limited to five students,
as it is extremely important to me that every student gets my undivided attention and
uncompromised presence for our work together.
This is more than just a weekly lesson—it’s a collaboration.
Application and Audition Specifics
This program is intended advancing highschool/college students and older,
but exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.
Fiddlerockers-in-Training should be of moderately advanced technical level
and comfortable with three-octave scales.
Let's get Fiddlerocking!