Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners (Winter 2019)

A course for those with no prior fiddle experience.


$165 general / $135 members 60 minutes

Jan 28, 2019 – Mar 25, 2019



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Please note this class is NOT at Irish Arts Center.

Michiko Rehearsal Studios
149 West 46th Street
(3rd floor)
New York, NY 10036


This class is full. Join the wait-list by emailing

James Cleveland, Mondays, 6pm—7pm

8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, January 28th, 2019

A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes.

This class requires an instrument. For information about instrument rentals and purchases, click here

Student Testimonials:

"James is AMAZING.  He is an incredible teacher and really made this class what it is... [He was] absolutely accessible to everyone on the room no matter how quickly (or not quickly) they picked up on what we were learning. I would definitely recommend this class to others."
"James’ contribution to everyone’s musical growth is extraordinary: He plays slow and fast renditions beautifully, and the follow-up includes four or more examples on YouTube after we learn by ear.  He supports the whole extended group year after year with his presence at local jams."


Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; Delta Air Lines; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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