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I offer lessons in:

  • Bluegrass Fiddle
  • Irish Traditional Fiddle
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bluegrass Mandolin
  • Irish Mandolin
  • Irish Traditional Tin Whistle

    I also have these skills:

    • Accordion
    • Irish Traditional Flute
    • Rock Organ
    • Jazz Organ
    • Popular Piano
    • Uilleann Pipes
     
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    Michael ConnollyOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
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    Please note: Unfortunately, due to my touring and recording schedules I am not currently accepting students - but please check out some of the other wonderful teachers on LearningMusician in the Seattle area!
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    Introduction
    My name's Michael Connolly. I'm a fiddle and mandolin player and teacher, as well as the founder of this website, LearningMusician.com. I believe that music teachers, players, and listeners are all "learning musicians" -- we're all interested in learning how to teach better, play better, and enjoy music more fully.

    About Me
    I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and spent my childhood steeped in bluegrass, gospel, Irish, jazz, and just about any other genre of music I could get my hands on. Although I've flirted with many instrument families, including a fairly serious stint as a orchestral clarinet player, I have primarily focused on fiddle and mandolin for the last 10 years, covering a range of old-time, bluegrass, Irish, jazz, and simply "American" music.

    Performances
    I have performed and recorded with many wonderful Seattle bands, including the Korby Lenker Band, Coyote Grace, Kate Graves Dysfunction Junction, The Dustmakers, and as a founding member of the "bluegrass-ish" band Captain Gravel. As a sideman, I have toured with and played alongside The Indigo Girls, Girlyman and others.

    I am available as a session player for your album, either on a track-by-track or by-project basis.

    My Teaching
    Unfortunately, due to my touring and recording schedules I am not currently accepting students - but please check out some of the other wonderful teachers on LearningMusician in the Seattle area!
    Blog
    4 postings total

    Becoming a beginner again
    February 6, 2008
     
    The Harp Symposium was a blast...
    December 11, 2007
     
    Harp symposium!
    October 29, 2007
     
    Checking out the Portland "Chamber Folk" scene
    October 7, 2007
     
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