Teaching Irish Trad at the 2nd Annual Mark O’Connor String Method Camp

Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle cover

I’m looking forward to being in Charleston SC this next week, where I am once again on the faculty of the Mark O’Connor String Method camp. This is the second year for the camp and if you’ve read some of my previous blogs about Mark’s method books and the camp itself, you’ll understand why I am . . . → Read More: Teaching Irish Trad at the 2nd Annual Mark O’Connor String Method Camp

Introducing the Mark O’Connor String Method to local teachers

Playing selections from the Mark O'Connor String Method book while Jim & Felicia follow along

As one of the first string educators in the Alabama gulf coast area to have attended one of the Mark O’Connor String Method seminars, I’ve enjoyed talking about Mark’s teaching concepts to my colleagues. (For those of you not familiar with this new method, it employs classical violin technique, using familiar American music to engage and motivate young students.) . . . → Read More: Introducing the Mark O’Connor String Method to local teachers

More Fun Teaching Irish Fiddle, or The Road To Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa String Players Enjoy Some Fiddling

Tuscaloosa String Players Enjoy Some Fiddling

This past weekend I spent another great day teaching a willing group of adult intermediate string players about the joy of playing traditional Irish fiddle tunes, this time in Tuscaloosa, on the University of Alabama campus. This particular group were mostly all members of an adult string orchestra led by . . . → Read More: More Fun Teaching Irish Fiddle, or The Road To Tuscaloosa