Online Trad Irish Fiddle Teachers and Advice
Does anyone know if there’s a list of traditional Irish Fiddle teachers who do lessons online?
I’d be looking for someone versed in Slaibh Luachre or East Clare traditions.
I’m still early on in my journey. I’ve been working with a teacher who leans on Suzuki method to start teaching fiddle (she’s not absolutist, and she teachers both fiddling and classical). She’s quite an amazing teacher and I’ve learned a lot quite fast over the past three months but I’m struggling with adding in non-Irish traditional music.
On one hand, part of me feels I should just dive in and go with the flow. I’ve learned an incredible amount and made huge progress, and I’m getting a lot of insight into traditional Irish music from my listening, watching videos, and reading as much as I can. I’ll also get around to more She’s not suggesting I learn classical, just learn the basics and mechanics lined up with Suzuki as an easiest way as I transition my body and ears to be able to be closer to the fiddle.
I know many people here espouse the "the beauty of Irish trad is focusing on the tunes" but I have found I learn well with some of the practices of scales and exercises, and as an "older" 41 year old learner with zero musical background, it’s been cool as heck to learn the music theory side of it, which she does an amazing job explaining.
So I’m torn.
I practice every day averaging an hour a day / week (if I’m feeling exhausted I’ll do 20 minutes). I spend about two-three hours a day listening to music (primarily from the above mentioned traditions).
Any advice in general, or specific pointing to teachers would be great.