Children’s String Ensemble Class geared for children ages 8 and up who play violin, viola, cello, or mandolin at intermediate to advanced levels will taught by Fiddle Champion Bronwyn Keith-Hynes. This 12 week class (Sept. 16th through December 9th ) will be held on Sundays from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at 146A South Street in Jamaica Plain. No previous experience with the Mark O’Connor method is necessary. Limited to 12 students, the tuition is $360 for the semester.
The class will focus on building repertoire, learning group jamming and arranging skills in an American fiddle music setting. Repertoire from the Mark O’Connor Method Book will be taught with sheet music and by ear during a portion of the class. The rest of class time will be spent learning how to jam in a group setting, developing an authentic fiddling sound, and arranging fiddle tunes for an end of semester group recital for family and friends.
The O'Connor Method is a music pedagogy that leverages the timeless melodies of American Root Music to develop solid string technique and features creative expression and improvising. For more information about this method visit: http://markoconnor.com/ and/or watch: http://vimeo.com/32875257
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, a fiddle champion from Charlottesville, Virginia, is a student at Berklee School of Music. She has performed throughout the U.S, Ireland, and France and has traveled to Ireland extensively to study with local traditional musicians. Trained in the O’Connor Method, Bronwyn is also an experienced ensemble and solo teacher. For more info about Bronwyn visit: http://www.bronwynkeithhynes.com/