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January 2021

Strings Without Boundaries String Summit 2021

January 7 - January 10

I will be teaching 10 classes at String Summit 2021 - Winter Edition! This virtual string conference takes place via zoom and has opportunities for players of all experience levels. Registration is Now Open!   Register Now!   Here's a list of the classes I'll be teaching: Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30-1:45PM MST - Fiddling for Classical Violinists (All Levels) 4:45-6:00PM MST - Top Show Fiddle Tunes - Draggin’ the Bow (Intermediate+ Level) Friday January 8, 2021 11:00AM-12:15PM MST -…

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Utah Old-Time Fiddlers Association Virtual Workshops

January 16

I will be teaching two workshops with the Utah Old Time Fiddlers Association via zoom. Members of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers Association will be able to attend for free as part of their membership. 10:00-11:15 MST - Improvising in Fiddle Tunes This workshop shows how to go from playing the melody to making a tune your own. Techniques covered include chord structure, arpeggiation, passing tones, and accidentals. Have fiddle (mandolin) and questions handy for this interactive workshop. 11:30-12:45 MST…

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February 2021

Rock 101 – Joe Deninzon – myTalentForge Livestream Workshop

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST
Virtual Zoom Workshop,

Join Joe Deninzon for this exclusive myTalentForge.com Livestream Workshop! Class Description: Learn about power chords, pentatonic and blues riffs, iconic songs and riffs, and how to put rock swagger into every performance! This class explores the DNA of Rock N Roll. Bring your axe, your attitude...and wear your tight leather pants! Register Now Cost: myTalentForge Members - Free, non-members - $25.00    About Joe: Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin,” because…

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Fiddle Hell – Livestream Jam Session with Franklin Taggart

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
Fiddle Hell Livestream
Free

Franklin Taggart and I will be hosting a multi-styles livestream fiddle jam session for Fiddle Hell. We will lead you in everything from fiddle tunes, to celtic and western swing. It's going to be a gas! Bring your instrument, play along, and have some fun with us!

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Quilt Your Own Breakdown – Wyoming Fiddlers’ Association & the Wyoming Arts Council

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST
Virtual Zoom Workshop
$40

I will be hosting a virtual fiddle  workshop for the Wyoming Fiddlers' Association and the Wyoming Arts Council. In this workshop, I will use a popular fiddle tune, Sally Goodin, to teach participants how to take a simple melody and turn it into a great breakdown fiddle tune.  We will listen to a number of iconic versions of the tune and identify elements that make the versions interesting.  You will learn the structure and elements of a fiddle tune, and…

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March 2021

ASTA 2021 Presentation – Use The Internet And Online Video To Grow Your Studio And Your Personal Brand

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm MST
Online,

Have you heard that you should market and brand yourself, but don't know how? Do you want to create an online presence, but don't know where to start? Are you using your social media effectively? As a web-savvy string teacher, your unique perspective will help you find and build your audience. As you leverage these strategies and tactics, you will gain the skills necessary to connect with new students who seek what you teach. This hands-on session will grow your…

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Musicians! Ingredients for Success – Julie Lyonn Lieberman – myTalentForge Livestream Workshop

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
Virtual Zoom Workshop
$25

Register Now Exclusive livestream workshop with Julie Lyonn Lieberman: multi-style, ergonomically based acoustic/amplified performer and educator Class Description: While teaching at Mark O’Connor’s camp when it was in Nashville many decades ago, I sat down to lunch with a number of the faculty. A very famous fiddler bemoaned the fact that his playing hadn’t improved for years. He said, “I guess everyone hits a glass ceiling they’re never able to overcome. He looked like he wanted us to commiserate with…

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April 2021

Three Part Harmonies – Lauren Rioux – myTalentForge Livestream Workshop

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT
Virtual Zoom Workshop
$25

Exclusive livestream workshop with Lauren Rioux of JamWithLauren.com Class Description: I have always looooved the sound of three-part harmonies - for voices and instruments. As a younger player who didn’t grow up learning harmony parts, I always wondered how other musicians could figure them out on the fly. Did they just know how the parts sounded and used their ears? Were there ‘rules’ that I just didn’t know about? Some of the time I could figure out a bit of…

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Fiddle Hell Online – Workshops

April 16 - April 18
Online,

I'm excited to be teaching again at Fiddle Hell Online Spring 2021! The conference runs April 15-18 and includes over 200 opportunities to hear great musicians play, learn from awesome instructors, and jam with other fiddlers. The conference may have fiddle in the name, but if you play mandolin, guitar, banjo, or you're a singer or even a cellist, there's plenty of opportunities for you too. Check out the classes I'll be teaching:   Practical Music Theory - April 16,…

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July 2021

Strings Without Boundaries String Summit 2021

July 8 - July 11
$29

This July, I will be teaching six classes at String Summit 2021, and co-teaching a 7th with Donna Hébert. This virtual string conference takes place via zoom and has opportunities for players of all experience levels. Registration is Now Open!   Register Now!   Here's a list of the classes I'll be teaching: Thursday July 8, 2021 8:30AM-9:45AM MDT - Jam Session Prep - Tunes & Techniques Jamming is a great way to get comfortable playing music with others, but…

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