Check out our upcoming Livestream Workshops! These exclusive sessions are free for myTalentForge members, and $25 for non-members. Let's make some music!
Exclusive livestream workshop with Andy Reiner, Skiing Fiddler, Composer, and member of Half Pelican
In this workshop, we’ll dissect fiddle tunes to find out what makes them tick, explore different compositional strategies, discuss how to use melodic development to turn a small phrase into a coherent fiddle tune, and learn how to open ourselves up to receive those magic bits of inspiration. As a group, we will collaborate on writing a new tune together, and attendees will leave with a new skill set and inspiration for writing new tunes – and playing them – into the future!
June 12, 2021 – 2:00PM MDT
Cost: myTalentForge Members – Free, non-members – $25.00
Andy Reiner, an award-winning fiddler, singer, actor and composer, began playing at age five with the Reiner Family Band. Andy tours both as a solo artist and with groups Half Pelican featured in the soundtrack to the Netflix series Godless and The Queen’s Gambit, as well as performing with Darol Anger and the Furies and Whitewater Ramble. He is also the producer and host of the “River of Suck” podcast, interviewing musicians, scientists and more. Andy Reiner is an official Yamaha Performing Artist and a Codabow Ambassador. Many of Andy’s string orchestra works, fiddle tunes and songs are influenced by mountains and nature. He is also known as the “Skiing Fiddler.” Andy skis every month of the year and has skied while playing the fiddle top to bottom on double black diamond runs at Silverton, CO and Mt. Baker, WA. He enjoys playing his fiddle on 14,000 foot high mountain summits with his wife and musical partner, cellist Dr. Joy Adams, of Half Pelican.