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Studio Update - Saturday String Lab 🍀

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Update

Hi Fiddle Students and Families!

As we make our way toward the middle of March, I wanted to share a couple events that are happening this weekend in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day next week. As you know I'm quite keen on playing jigs and reels and get excited when students are able to learn some themselves. I encourage students to participate as much as they like.

Studio String Lab: Jigs and Reels - Saturday at 10 am

This coming Saturday, March 13, I will be hosting a String Lab for any and all students and friends online. This will be a virtual jam session. In the spirit of St. Paddy's Day, I will share and some irish-inspired tunes. All levels are invited to join. For beginners, I will teach simple versions of the first few tunes then after they can sit back and listen (or dance along) . Feel free to come and play along or just listen. Aside from the tune leader, we will all be muted. 


I've flagged Irish tunes in FiddleQuest that your student might know in their practice page. Tunes can even be learned by ear on the spot as is the tradition in Irish Sessions.  But if they'd like to prepare, here is a list of tunes that are likely to be played:

  • Red Haired Boy
  • Swallowtail Jig
  • Bill Malley's Barndance
  • Kerfunken Jig

The Return of Whiskey Mary

My interest in irish fiddling started over 15 years ago when my brother-in-law and friends invited me to accompany a couple songs for a St. Patrick's Day party. From that event, I caught the fiddle bug and never looked back.  My irish party band, Whiskey Mary is back and will be sharing some of our favorite traditional and contemporary Irish tunes and covers this coming Saturday, March 13 at 2:30pm. The show will be livestreamed on our Facebook Page. Grab a pint and enjoy some of these fun songs.

2020-21 Lesson Times Posted

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | Update

Thank you for re-enrolling for lessons for the 2020-21 Primary Session. If you log into your studio account you will find your student's lesson time slot which begins the week of September 14. Please let me know if the proposed time will not work and I'll try and make further arrangements.

I realize there are lot of things up in the air when it comes to school and schedules as we begin the school year. Feel free to keep me posted about any potential change in your child's schedule. I ask that you provide at least 2 weeks notice if you want to move out of your current lesson times. 

As usual, you will be sent reminders 2 days before your lesson. Reminders will also contain the Zoom/Jitsi link you will need to access the lesson.  **You can also sync your calendars to your mobile phones. **

If you do not see your student or yourself scheduled, I have not seen that you've submitted an enrollment form. Please visit the following link to this form. Once I've seen you have completed this form, I will put you on the calendar. 

I anxiously await your return to lessons!

Best,

BJ