Friday, July 29, 2016

Experience and Training

Started violin in 5th grade in North Canton schools with Margery Henke
Private violin lessons with Winifred Brechbuhler, 5th-12th grades
Private violin lessons with Larry Bradford, 1988-1990
School orchestra through 11th grade
Canton Youth Symphony, 9th-12th grades
Studied music theory in 9th and 10th grades and have continued to study over the years
Started guitar in 9th grade, with one summer of lessons, the rest self-taught
Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, 1982-1991,
Bog Carrot, traditional Celtic ensemble, 1990-2000
Tightly Wound String Band, traditional music ensemble, various years
Self-taught on mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, and Autoharp
 Mideast Regional Mountain Dulcimer contest, 1994, 2nd place
Performances include historical festivals, museums, weddings, churches, pubs, private parties, farmers markets, and contra dances
Have given private lessons and workshops at festivals on Celtic fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, and guitar
Have intensively studied Scottish, Irish, English, historical British Isles, colonial American, and Baroque performance styles

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