Beginner Fiddle Lessons

I have been concentrating on playing American old-time/Bluegrass and Irish/Celtic fiddle styles. I feel that these tend to draw together the various musical styles that I teach. Itís also fun for the banjo students to have a fiddle playing along with them, as it brings a different kind of focus to their performance

I would now like to offer beginning fiddle lessons to interested students. Please note that these are not graded, formal (classical) violin lessons. The focus will be on simple traditional fiddle styles with whatever technical work the student needs in order to progress.

The fiddle is an exacting instrument - itís not a convenient accompaniment piece like the guitar, so be prepared to practice! Like everything else, if you put in the time, youíll get the results and itís a very rewarding experience.

  Lessons can be 30 mins or an hour, itís up to you. The first step is to contact me and we can discuss your needs and interests.

I am available in Edinburgh from 9am to 8pm on weekdays, and some weekends.

Prices ( per half hour )



Weekdays until 5pm



Evenings 5 - 8pm and weekends



Your first three lessons are paid individually, thereafter payment is one month or 4 lessons in advance.

CANCELLATIONS - If you cancel with more than 24 hrs notice, you will not be charged and you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your quota, or carry your credits over to your next scheduled time.
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, then you will be charged for the full lesson price or you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your scheduled quota. If no notice is given of cancellation, then you will be charged the full lesson price and you will not be given the option of a catch up lesson.
CATCH UP LESSONS - any cancellation will result in a full charge for the lesson