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Jam with Lauren

Lauren Rioux’s
Fiddle Curriculum

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Have Fiddle, Will Travel ... to Camp

How to Choose a Fiddle Camp

A huge part of fiddle tune culture is attending a camp, making like-listening friends and learning tunes together. There are so many camps to choose from, so with a little sleuthing you can find the ideal environment for your learning style. …

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The Gift of Music

Happy December, Folks!

It is truly winter here in Maine, and I’m writing you bundled up in my quilt with a cup of tea to stay cozy. One of the many things I love about the holidays is catching up and checking in with loved ones. Music has given me a huge network of friends and I’m so grateful for you. In the spirit of the season, I have gifts for you! …

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Four ways to stay inspired

It's the start of school year and a new season is here, so I’m thinking of ways to remind students of why they love this instrument. We need to harness that love and let it guide our daily practice. …

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Lauren is pleased to endorse

L auren’s lessons provide instruction on popular fiddle tunes and the techniques used to play them in social settings.

If you’re...

  • A fiddler who wants to learn more about playing good back up and improvising

  • A classical violinist who wants to play by ear and sound authentic

  • A brand new beginner...

These lessons are set up for every student to be successful.

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How It Works

Lauren's curriculum incorporates more than 30 traditional fiddle tunes, and also includes more than two dozen “foundation” lessons on technique and theory.

Members get complete access to all 350 videos on the site—and more are on the way.

Lauren guides you through:

  • Learning tunes

  • Creating your own left hand & right hand variations on melodies

  • Hearing & playing chord progressions

Each tune includes a video to jam with, and a play along track to download. Theory is explained in a way that will make sense on your violin, and Lauren offers insight on good technique and practice tips.

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Try a Lesson

Here’s the first tune in the curriculum: “Bile ‘em Cabbage Down”. Work your way through each lesson on this tune and see if Lauren’s teaching style is right for you.

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About Lauren

Lauren Rioux is enthusiastically sought out for her teaching expertise and leads classes and workshops across the globe. In her private studio, she teaches a delightfully rowdy group of over thirty violinists, violists, and fiddlers ranging in age from 5 to 70.

Lauren has toured the United States, Europe and the UK with Darol Anger and his Republic of Strings, as a duo with Brittany Haas, with Scott Nygaard and Crow Molly, and most recently with her husband Sten Isak.

Lauren is a proud Maine-iac, born in Portland and raised in East Machias. She graduated from University of Southern Maine with degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education on full-scholarship.

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Blog

Have Fiddle, Will Travel ... to Camp

How to Choose a Fiddle Camp

A huge part of fiddle tune culture is attending a camp, making like-listening friends and learning tunes together. There are so many camps to choose from, so with a little sleuthing you can find the ideal environment for your learning style. …

Read More...

The Gift of Music

Happy December, Folks!

It is truly winter here in Maine, and I’m writing you bundled up in my quilt with a cup of tea to stay cozy. One of the many things I love about the holidays is catching up and checking in with loved ones. Music has given me a huge network of friends and I’m so grateful for you. In the spirit of the season, I have gifts for you! …

Read More...

Four ways to stay inspired

It's the start of school year and a new season is here, so I’m thinking of ways to remind students of why they love this instrument. We need to harness that love and let it guide our daily practice. …

Read More...

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