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Strings Without Boundaries Video Library
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Strings Without Boundaries is a multi-style string conference operating for over 27 seasons. In partnership with artistic director Julie Lyonn Lieberman, recordings from past conferences are now available on myTalentForge.
The Lost Herman Johnson Tapes
Herman Johnson is the only 5-time, undefeated, National Fiddling Champion.
Now, exclusively on myTalentForge.com, learn Herman's favorite fiddle contest tunes with Herman himself.
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Meet Our Artist Teachers
Vi Wickam - Fiddle Teacher
Music is in my blood. Every note I play is nourishment. I came from a musical family; some of my ancestors even have a claim to fame. My Great Grandpa Joseph Wickam was a professional violinist, published composer and teacher. He used popular music...
Dr. David "Doc" Wallace - Viola and Violin Teacher
Dr. David Wallace improvises solos like “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin” (New York Times). A composer, Texas-style fiddler, and musician fluent in classical, rock, jazz, CCM, and more, Doc Wallace chairs Berklee College of Music’s String Depart...
Daniel Carwile - Fiddle/Guitar/Tenor Guitar Teacher
U.S. Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Daniel Carwile has competed in virtually every major fiddle competition in the United States. He has been crowned the Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention "Fiddle King" an amazing 7 times. Other conquests...
Matthew Hartz - Fiddle and Guitar Teacher
Matthew Hartz holds a unique position in roots and americana music. From an early age, his ear was bent toward old time fiddle masters including Benny Thomasson, Texas Shorty and Terry Morris. Attending local, regional and national level fiddle ...
Pete Martin - Mandolin Teacher
Pete Martin has been called a "national class mandolin and fiddle player" by the Portland Oregonian and “an impressive multi instrumentalist" by SPBGMA Bluegrass Music News. Playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar he has performed and recorded w...
Julie Lyonn Lieberman - Multi-Style Artist/Educator & Author
Julie Lyonn Lieberman has helped develop the multi-style string field over the last forty+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, writer, recording artist, and performer...
Steve Eulberg - Guitar, Dulcimer Teacher
“… a superb dulcimer player … and a first rate composer.” Neal Walters, Dulcimer Players News He’s a versatile full-time folk musician who specializes in fretted and hammered dulcimers, but his first instrument was his mother’s ukulele. At a youth r...
Stephanie Sever, LMT - Yoga and Body Awareness
Stephanie Sever is a dedicated student of yoga and holistic healing practices, which is what fuels her enthusiasm for teaching. While an injury is what initially brought Stephanie to yoga in 2005, it was the overall feeling of wholeness and balance that...
Justin Branum - Swing Fiddle
Starting on fiddle at age 12, Justin began his musical journey by learning Texas/contest style fiddling and competing in fiddle contests around the country. During this time he was heavily influenced by the fiddling of Benny Thomasson, Terry Morris, Orville...
Samantha Robichaud - Fiddle Teacher
Samantha Robichaud has always been a spirited performer, composer and recording artist. More than a decade and a half as a professional fiddler player, step-dancer, vocalist and all ‘round entertainer has given the phenomenally talented New Brunswick n...
Michael Schaefer is a Colorado native and a 1969 graduate of Poudre High School in Fort Collins. He studied undergraduate and graduate conducting with Wilfred Schwartz and earned a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 1974 and a Master’s in Instruction in ...
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