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- Hundreds of Fiddle Tunes
- How to Improvise
- Music Theory
- Secrets to Shifting Success
- Performing Skills
- Texas Style Rhythm Guitar
- Tenor Guitar Rhythm
- Vibrato Secrets
- Double Stops
- And More...
* AND, if we don't have a lesson on something you want to learn, you can ask us to create one for you (and we will).
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I love myTalentForge because even though I take fiddle lessons it just isn’t enough. You guys offer so much information about playing the violin and fiddle and I can’t get that in my area. I have to drive an hour for a classical lesson and 1/2 hour for a fiddle lesson. I love the instructors, they’re so good. And, there’s sheet music to download too! What’s not to love?
Talent Forge has been so amazing with helping me learn! It has helped me improve on intonation, “fiddle wisdom”, and technique! I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today with my music were it not for Talent Forge! The teachers are so easy to understand, and if I have any problem, I know I can just shoot them an email. And I never have to wait long for a response!
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Meet Our Artist Teachers
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...
As Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department, Dr. David Wallace enjoys leading the foremost contemporary and eclectic string program in higher education. Previously, David served as a Juilliard professor for fourteen years, and a Ne...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
“… 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...
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...
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- Every person should have an opportunity to study music with a quality musician instructor.
- Finances should not keep people from becoming a good musician.
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- Being a musician helps us recognize our connection to each other and creates a sense of community.
- A lifelong love of music is as important as a lifelong love of learning.
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