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Fiddling & Folk Instruments


The precollege fiddling program offers a holistic approach in teaching children to play, using the Suzuki philosophy to build solid technique and tone, mixed with the “Fiddle and Song” curriculum to teach traditional fiddle music, incorporating ear training, singing, harmonies, improvisation, and arranging.

Introductory classical and historical folk styles, including old-time, bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, Texas swing and other world styles, are taught. Beginning students have 30-minute weekly private lessons and small group experience. Second-year students and higher participate in the Fiddle Frenzy performance group, which rehearses bimonthly for community performances and gives students the opportunity to have fun playing and learning with peers. Program recitals are also held at the end of each semester.

Lessons are also available in dulcimer, mandolin, and folk guitar.

This high-demand program is directed by Crystal Plohman Wiegman.

Please contact her to inquire about openings at 615-343-6360 or via email.

Spring 2018 offerings and tuition

30-minute weekly/group experience: $675

45-minute weekly private/group experience: $1,000

60-minute weekly private/group experience: $1,330

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