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Music

Fiddling Around – Strategies to Write Your Own Fiddle Tunes.

September 7th, 2016 by Katherine Moller

I have been writing fiddle tunes for the past 15 years or so, but only started doing so with any regularity six years ago.  At the moment I write all of my tunes with my fiddle in my hands, and have come up with a few strategies.  Since I am currently in the process of [...]

Tips & Tricks: How to Prep for the Recording Studio

November 9th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

So I am preparing to go the studio again next week. This time I will be recording pop covers on the cello. Kind of wild! This is not something I had imagined doing, but it will be fun! I have been in the studio numerous times to record my own four CDs, tracks for three [...]

Playing Violin in the Pit

October 12th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

I love playing in a pit orchestra. It really doesn’t matter the style of music. In high school I played for our school production of “Oklahoma,” in university I played for several Gilbert and Sullivan productions, and now in my professional life I have played in the pit for several baroque operas. I have loved [...]

Tips & Tricks: Encouraging Your Child

August 24th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

Just a few weeks ago I had a student come to a violin lesson who did not want to get her violin out of her case. Her mother told me that someone had told her that she was not very good, the student had taken it to heart, and did not want to play anymore. [...]

Letting Fear Get in the Way

July 7th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

I took an online course back in 2012 all about the business of music.  One of the many things that my teacher taught me is that sometimes you have to take a leap.  I am sure she had a much more eloquent quote for this, but basically, you can’t change the direction on a ship [...]

Tips & Tricks: Summertime – What Now?

June 22nd, 2015 by Katherine Moller

I wrapped up all of my private teaching last week for the school year, so now both my students and I have a well-deserved break. I am a great believer in taking a break from the routine and feel that we all need a change every now and then. Sometimes a break can be a [...]

Bittersweet Performances

June 8th, 2015 by Katherine Moller

As part of my studio, I run a group called the Fredericton Fiddle Orchestra. At the moment this is a group of 8 women who play fiddle and piano. We like to play a mix of Old Time, Celtic, and Oldies. We have performed at various venues over the years, but the one that we [...]

Any of you who are regular readers will know that I am a huge advocate of practicing music slowly. My students hate hearing me say “Let’s work on this passage slowly with a metronome.” Two of my favourite learning tools together! A couple of my students have been performing solos in the local music festival [...]

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''Celtic fiddle with a classical twist:
the heart and soul of afiddler, the artistry and finesse of a classical violinist.''