Bluegrass Fiddling for Suzuki Teachers – Online and In-Person



This course will explore components of Bluegrass fiddling including: historical aspects, jamming, and fiddle techniques such as slides, improvised licks, double-stops, chopping, and bowings.
Suzuki teachers will learn how to incorporate fiddle tunes into their studio with ease, following the format used in “Fiddlin’ Favorites,” a series of books written by Lisa and Derek Deakins and licensed by the International Suzuki Association. In-person participants will have the opportunity to observe Derek and Lisa teaching the fiddling class to students.
Tuition includes both volumes of “Fiddlin’ Favorites” and the recordings that accompany the books. Participants who register before June 1st, 2023 will receive the books and recordings before the course starts.

100% participation is required for course registration with the SAA.

Instructor: Derek Deakins

10am – 12:30pm Eastern Time, June 14-17, 2023.

This class is available online and in personObservations are available only in the in-person option.

The 2023 Summer Institute will be held at the Broadway United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando, 406 E. Amelia St.

Tuition includes a $175 nonrefundable fee. There will be no refunds after May 15, 2023.