Katie: Jazz violinist, fiddler extraordinaire

Masterful Musician, Katie G. violin, fiddle, vocals Katie studied classical and jazz violin at the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating with a BA in music performance and a certificate in jazz studies. In 2007 she became only the second American to attend the Centre Musique Didier Lockwood in France, the world’s foremost jazz violin school.
Katie has been teaching fiddling since 1994. She teaches fiddling as a basis for historical study, technique, improvisation, theory, rhythm, preservation, repertoire (Texas fiddle, western swing, swing, jazz, oldtime etc.) and purely the joy of playing music. Lessons are taught primarily by ear, with an emphasis on music reading.  Katie teaches fiddling in the traditional sense of building a song from the melody and then expanding to many variations of the theme.  Practice programs and styles taught are designed per student.  The styles range from: Texas oldtime fiddle, swing, western swing, Gypsy jazz and Celtic.

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