I teach online or in-person private music lessons,
and group workshops, for all ages.
See below for an overview of lesson opportunities,
and group class descriptions.
In-person appointments for private lessons can be scheduled approximately
every 4-6 weeks (I do not teach weekly lessons) in Salt Lake City, UT
or near Harpers Ferry, WV.
I teach in-person at my office, or can make location visits.
Online appointments can be scheduled more frequently, as often as twice monthly.
You may also schedule both online and in-person lessons as a hybrid approach.
One-time consultation, or occasional lessons, are available
and can be very effective for life-long learners.
A one-time trial lesson can be scheduled to see if we're a good match
for your musical path.
I'm now taking on students who already play the violin/fiddle to at least an intermediate level. For songwriters, I can accommodate any level of songwriting experience.
If requested, I can organize a class/workshop for a group of friends who want
to experience a fun learning atmosphere.
I teach one-hour lessons that are designed to meet your musical needs.
In-person lessons are $60 for 1 hour.
Online lessons are $50 for 1 hour.
Workshop prices can be negotiated according to location, how many people attend,
and how long a workshop is planned.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING CONTACT ME
THROUGH THIS EMAIL LINK.
“We have featured Kate in our school concerts for elementary school children. The children were energized and motivated. If you are considering working with her,
by all means do what you have to, to get her in front of an audience.”
Jeff Whiteley, Director of Excellence in the Community Concert Series, UT
Here's what I offer for private music lessons.
I specialize in fiddle playing for the styles of American Old-Time, Bluegrass, Irish, and Scottish.
I concentrate on violin playing techniques, understanding how the violin works, and how to enjoy your playing. I teach about many influential fiddlers with a variety of tunes that will help you understand the expression of the music and how to improve your own interpretation of fiddle music. I can help Classical violinists demystify the art of fiddle-playing, and share the stylistic characteristics of each fiddle genre.
For songwriting, a lesson can be very useful for sharpening your songwriting skills. These lessons are for songwriters who would like to look closely at the details of their original songs. The time involves listening, discussion, with editing of the lyrics, melodies, and arrangements.
Here's a list of workshops I offer for group sessions,
but classes are not limited to this list, I can create custom workshops.
~ Introductory Fiddle Playing - Includes demonstration and group involvement of fiddle playing, with an overview of fiddle genres, for beginning players.
~ Intermediate Fiddle Playing - Includes demonstration and group involvement of fiddle playing, with an overview of fiddle genres, for intermediate players.
~ Advanced Fiddle Playing - Includes demonstration and group involvement of fiddle playing,
with an overview of fiddle genres, for advanced players.
~ Irish Fiddle - Includes demonstration and group involvement of Irish fiddle playing, all levels.
~ Scottish Fiddle - Includes demonstration and group involvement of Scottish fiddle playing,
~ American Old-Time Fiddle - Includes demonstration and group involvement of
American Old-Time fiddle playing, for all levels.
~ Fiddle Bowing Techniques - Includes demonstration and group involvement of
bowing techniques that make each fiddle style unique, for all levels.
~ Fiddle Improvisation - Includes demonstration and group involvement of improvisation.
This class can be taught for different levels of playing.
~ Songwriting - Includes demonstration and group involvement for songwriting, discussion of editing for lyrics, melody, and arranging.
~ Traditional Song - Includes discussion, demonstration, and singing of traditional folk songs,
. and how to approach creating your own renditions of traditional songs. The connections
between traditional songs and contemporary popular songs are discussed and identified.