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I offer lessons in:

  • Scottish Fiddle
  • Irish Traditional Fiddle
  • Beginning Violin
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    Cayley SchmidOffering private lessons in
    Bellingham, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I am a fiddle teacher and performer who specializes in Irish and Scottish music.

    My Teaching Background
    I have been playing fiddle for twelve years and performing for ten of those. My career as a teacher began four years ago. Most of my experience has been with private lessons although I have been part of several workshops as well. I currently am in a semi-touring band called Polecat that is based out of Bellingham.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I have always loved Celtic music and dance. When I was ten I started doing Scottish Highland dancing and competed internationally until I was eighteen. Around twelve I was given a fiddle that belonged to my family and discovered what an amazing instrument it was. What a cool feeling it was to be able to play the music I was dancing to! I was lucky enough to take fiddle lessons from Anna Schaad for eight years (a wonderful Celtic and Blues violinist) and I have realized now how important it is to have an engaged and motiviating instructor to keep you passionate about your music.

    Teaching fiddle and helping to keep this type of music alive is extremely important to me. I want to continue to share the beauty of Celtic music through instruction and performance, and help others have as much fun playing it as I do.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach fiddle lessons in Bellingham and the surrounding area throughout the year. Curriculum can be of your own choosing or I can provide you with materials. My students range from five to fifty years old, and from absolute beginners to intermediate players.

    $30 for 1/2 hour individual lessons
    $40 for 3/4 hour individual lessons
    $10-$15 for group lessons