Irish Fiddle Lessons


"Jeanne has lovingly and patiently shaped our daughters into wonderful and passionate Irish fiddlers.  Her unique combination of classical training and deep understanding of Irish traditional music has enabled her to develop in our children strong instrument technique as well as an energetic traditional fiddle style. She has taught them countless tunes and enhanced their musicality, but more importantly Jeanne has inspired them with her contagious love of the music. "  ~Heather C. 


 "I tried four different teachers before finding Jeanne, all of which were good classical teachers, but weren't really setup to teach Irish music, which is what I wanted to do. I have been a student of Jeanne's for over two years now and she's a wonderful player and mentor. I've improved tremendously and I'm really enjoying learning and playing". ~Jon C.


"Jeanne is a wonderful teacher, flexible regarding schedule and sensitive to the particular quirks facing and presented by the adult student. With her enthusiasm, professionalism and kindness, she is a real gift to the Irish music community." ~Sue B.


"Jeanne is an accomplished musician, a dedicated teacher, and an enthusiastic advocate for Irish traditional music." ~J.O.



I teach primarily in the traditional way, by ear, as I believe this helps the student more quickly master Irish phrasing and rhythms.  I also draw on my classical background as needed and individualize the instruction to help each student improve their tone, intonation, timing, bowing.  While my focus is always on developing a love of playing Irish music, I have also been proud to mentor a number of young people who have gone on to qualify for and compete in the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil (music competition).