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As the Gardner Museum’s Chamber Orchestra in Residence, A Far Cry musicians have a unique, intimate perspective on the interplay between art, architecture, and music. Join violinist Jesse Irons for an experimental and unforgettable small group experience.
Kathleen will be teaching an intermediate-level fiddle class - students should have a decent understanding of their instrument, holding the violin, as well as learning by ear. The class will focus on learning fiddle tunes by ear, an introduction to improvisation, and basic backing techniques. Come join in the fun as we explore tunes in the Americana...
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The violin and fiddle are the same physical instrument played in different styles: the violin for classical music and the fiddle for folk genres. The mandolin makes a great companion instrument for learning and playing with the fiddle. Many great instrumental tunes and song melodies can be easily flat-picked on a mandolin. The initial steps...
Learn from some of the world’s leading string virtuosos and educators. Under the direction of David Wallace, chair of Berklee’s String Department, you’ll explore in-depth a wide variety of string styles, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical, old-time, and Celtic. Master your technique on violin, viola, cello, mandolin, harp, banjo, and...
Caroline Drozdiak holds a Master of Music in violin performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. She attended the College of Wooster in Ohio (B.A. in Comparative Literature); she also spent a year at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA as a violin performance major studying with Cyrus Forough. Other influential...