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  • Ear Training
  • Scottish Fiddle
  • Fiddle
  • Irish Traditional Fiddle
     
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    Prairie WolfeOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    I am a Canadian Celtic fiddler specializing in Cape Breton fiddling.. I also play and perform many other styles, including French Canadian, Irish, Scottish, Shetland, and Appalachian.

    My Teaching Background
    I have been teaching adult beginner and intermediate learners since 2007 and have performance and touring experience. My performance experience ranges from instrumental bands, to backing up singers, to playing dances. I have had excellent reviews from students, much to my delight!

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I approach teaching traditionally, through emphasis on listening and learning by ear. I encourage and train every student to develop this important, attainable skill, whether you believe you have the ability or not. I also value the transmission of the cultural context of the fiddling/tunes instead of learning in a vacuum. I strive to tailor lessons to a student's needs and personality rather than use a "one size fits all" method. As a Canadian, I also employ ample humour, and make sure you are having fun first and foremost!

    Rates And Availability
    My lesson rate is $50/hour. For beginners, 50 minute lessons at $45 per lesson are recommended. Currently, I have the ability to teach at my own private residence, in students' homes/places of residence, and at Empty Sea Studios in Phinney Ridge in Seattle. Lessons at Empty Sea Studios may be subject to a surcharge. First lesson is a consultation/meet-and-greet and is free! Please contact me for availability. ***Note: Currently only accepting intermediate students***