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Beginning Fiddle

with Kat Wallace

Thursday, March 14, 2024

6:30PM

Beginning Fiddle

  • Americana
  • Celtic
  • Country
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • In-Person Classes
  • Instrumental
  • Old Time
  • Roots
  • Trad

**THIS IS AN IN-PERSON CLASS**

 

Become a better fiddler and get ready to have fun!

You’ll learn some engaging and accessible traditional American fiddle tunes that are a unique combination of music of the early Scotch-Irish and African occupants of this country as well as some other uniquely American fiddle Styles from the Cajun and Creole traditions. Other traditional fiddle styles including Irish, Scottish and French Canadian also may be included!

Basic fiddle techniques of ear training, tone, timing and style will be taught in the context of specific tunes.

Instruction will be by ear, but notation will be available along with slowed down video recordings of the tunes.

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm ET on Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

Please note:The class will be held at The Passim School of Music which is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Limited to students 16 yrs of age or older;  Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sale ends 1 hour before the class begins. Tickets can be purchased at the door. before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Kat Wallace

Kat Wallace is an accomplished Boston based fiddle player, singer and violin instructor. After receiving a degree in Violin Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2016, Kat crossed over from classical to alternative string styles with ease, connecting her with masters of the fiddle. She’s directed a fiddle group in her home state of Connecticut as part of the famed Fire in the Kitchen Concert Series and Workshops, leading to opportunities to trade tunes with Darol Anger, Hanneke Cassel, Jeremy Kittel, Mike Block and others of their legacy. During her graduate studies at New England Conservatory she became a founding member and arranger of the Askia Quartet, where her skills in writing and arranging for string quartet flourished.

Her affinity for original music has her working and recording with a myriad of successful bands ranging in genre from Country and Bluegrass to Celtic and Folk. She is currently in the process of writing and recording a solo record of original folk songs on tenor guitar, set to be released in the summer of 2024. Wallace is also touring the debut self titled record Rachel Sumner and Traveling Light with 2021 Lennon Award Winner, Rachel Sumner, and has two other critically acclaimed LP’s recorded with multi-instrumentalist, David Sasso released in 2021 and 2019 respectively. When she’s not on the road, Kat frequents the legendary Irish pubs of Boston, calling tunes and songs with the city’s finest Celtic players.

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