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Learn Scottish tunes, tips and techniques with US National Fiddle Champion Emerald Rae. She is deeply passionate, experienced, knowledgeable and presents the tradition in a fun and engaging way.
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Get access to the video library of traditional tunes, tips, tricks and techniques. New videos with beginner, intermediate and advanced tunes are added monthly. Learn at your own pace, in your own time, in your own home.
Video + Support
Get feedback on your progress via email. Provide the link to a YouTube video of you playing the tunes you've learned and Emerald will respond with helpful advice on how to improve your performance and expand your musicality.
Video + Support + Lessons
Add a monthly Skype Lesson to your package and Emerald will help you set and achieve your long term goals. One 30 minute lesson per month will give you time to dig into the nitty gritty and answer all your burning questions.
Every month, Emerald will add new reels, jigs, strathpeys, slow tunes and more to the Library. You will have complete access to all the videos, past and present. Her approach is fluid and improvisational, allowing you to grasp key concepts, gain confidence and develop your style quickly and easily. Dig into the the Tips and Tricks videos for an in depth look at ornamentation exercises, bowing, posture and positioning.
Getting feedback on your work is not only helpful, but essential to your growth. Emerald believes strongly that confidence building is key to reaching your full potential. Her advice is aimed at demystifying the process and opening your mind to fundamental concepts that will stick with you and guide you through your fiddling life. All burning questions welcome here.
Take your learning to the next level with Skype Lessons. This is your time to discuss with your dreams and goals for your playing and dig into the nitty-gritty details of how you can develop your musicianship. Emerald will help you decide which areas to focus on and give you all the tools your need to make the most of your practice time. Most of what you play happens in your brain! Expand your horizons and discover how to “think like a fiddler”.
“Emerald has been an outstanding teacher for our two young fiddlers. She inspires with her unbounded enthusiasm for the music while teaching them to play with sure technique and confidence. More than music lessons, though — she sets an example for approaching and mastering a task systematically and creatively. I know music will always be a part of their lives, and their lessons with Emerald will pay dividends for years to come.”
–Tom Kozachek (father of Mary, 14, and Elizabeth, 15)