Online Fiddle School

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 10:15am
Written by JamesT

Fiddle players around the world will soon be able to learn the fiddle online from one of the instrument's most high-profile and respected teachers. The School of Fiddle with Darol Anger is part of the new ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass that will also see Tony Trischka (banjo), Mike Marshall (mandolin), Bryan Sutton (guitar) and Missy Raines (bass) offering personalized instruction online using innovative Video Exchanges™.

The School of Fiddle with Darol Anger will contain high quality beginner, intermediate, and advanced video lessons; as well as a number of social features. Every student at the fiddle school has the opportunity to send a recorded video of themselves practicing and receive a personal video response with individualized instruction from Darol.

Commenting on the forthcoming launch of the School of Fiddle, Darol Anger said:

"This Fiddle School is going to be the closest thing to an in-person experience at a great fiddle camp that you can have... without the mosquitoes and the tent snorers!"

The School of Fiddle with Darol Anger and the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass are expected to launch in June 2011, with an Exclusive Sneak Peak Video available for download from


Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Darol Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his founding of numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, the Duo and other ensembles. Today Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He has recorded and produced scores of important recordings since 1977, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers' residencies and grants. He is a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks. Anger is also committed to string education and helped create the String Resource Board for the International Jazz Educators Association. He is a contributing editor with Strings Magazine, teaches at the Berklee College of Music and at Mark O'Connor and Aladair Fraser’s Fiddle Conferences. He has given string clinics all over the world, and continues to discover and expose new string talents.