Instruction for all ages
Our organization is about the young, the old, and carrying on the tradition of fiddle music. A number of our talented members are also instructors. If you have a desire to learn the instruments of the American fiddle tradition, we may be able to help. Listed below are active members of our organization who teach some of the core instruments used in our musical style.
Location: Salt Lake City area
June teaches beginner to advanced players from ages 6 to 60. June is also the association contest chairperson.
Phone: (801) 309-1446
Location: Harrisville / Ogden area
Instruments: clawhammer banjo, bluegrass banjo, mandolin & guitar
Options: private weekly lessons, occasional “personal workshops”, and internet lessons (via Skype or FaceTime). For those who are interested in clawhammer banjo (and are the self motivated type), you can learn to play for free using the Tab & Instruction section of Mike’s website (found under the “Progressive Clawhammer” heading. Mike is also available for group workshops at festivals and music camps. For more information visit Mike’s website and navigate to the “Private Instruction” heading under “Mike’s Music”
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: (801)782-0534
The Hales Family
Location: Pleasant View Area
Instruments: Fiddle, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin
Cindy Hales and her family provide musical instruction on fiddle, piano, guitar, banjo and mandolin. They teach in the bluegrass and celtic style and also have group rates. The Hales also have a family band and are available for performances.
For information, contact Cindy Hales at 801-782-1764
If interested, contact Lexie Stoker at 801-710-9521
Member at large, Lora Staples has extensive online violin and fiddle lessons for beginners. Intended for those in rural locations, the homebound, or the “closet” fiddler who just wants to learn at home.
Location: Ogden Area
Heather Blaisdell is a teacher, with over 20 years of experience playing the violin. She has both classically training and fiddling experience. Her main emphasis has been in Celtic and traditional American fiddle tunes. Lessons involve learning to read music, memorizing tunes, playing by ear, learning chords and backup techniques, and improvisation.
If interested, contact Heather at 801-564-4492.