New York, NY & Online
" Violin/Fiddle Lessons"
Services: Fiddle, Violin
- $5730 min
- 0Classes Taught
Born and raised Alaska, Caitlin Warbelow began studying violin at three. After winning honors from the NFAA and National Suzuki Conference, she studied at Meadowmount, the Willie Clancy School, and BLAS. Caitlin attended Boston U. on full scholarship and obtained degrees in Violin Performance and Anthropology, then received an M.S. in Urban Planning at Columbia.
Caitlin holds titles at the Fleadh Cheoil (Irish music championships) and the New England Fiddle Championships and has toured with Cherish the Ladies, Celtic Fire, and Michael Londra, among others. In 2011, she produced "Manhattan Island Sessions", which was nominated for an Independent Music Award.
Caitlin teaches all ages and abilities, specializing in absolute beginners, adult amateurs, and children who wish to supplement their studies. She is on the faculty at the Irish Arts Center, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and the Far North Fiddle Festival.
Please stop by her website at www.caitlinwarbelow.com.
Charlotte M. November 1, 2011
"I have been a student of Caitlin for the past 2 years. She is a great teacher-she is an expert fiddler and her knowledge base is expansive. She is patient and carefully explains about technique, and my fiddling has greatly improved from having worked with her. Oh, and she is nice and has a great sense of humor!"
Nick P. October 26
"I've been a student of Caitlin's for Irish fiddle, for about a year or so. Starting as an adult beginner, I can heartily recommend her patient and insightful approach, sensitivity to students' interests, and positive and engaging lessons."
Arthur C. October 26
"I am a new student of Caitlin's, but after a lifetime as a student to the Ph.D. level, and teacher/professor myself, I quickly realized how gifted she is. She has the perfect balance of expertise, enthusiasm, generosity, and patience that is so very uncommon."
Tim B. October 27
"I have been a student of Caitlin Warbelow for the past sixteen months. Her professionalism and easy going personality allow for an enjoyable learning experience. She is a true talent and I consider myself lucky to be her student. "
Miriam B. October 27
"I'm a classically-trained violinist who always wanted to play Irish traditional music, and I found Caitlin through Gabriel Byrne (long story.... Buy me a Jameson first). She is nothing short of brilliant as a musician, teacher and music producer (see "Manhattan Sessions" her excellent collaborative CD). Just as important, she is a truly delightful compatriot in the world of music. No question is too stupid, guilt is not allowed, and good jokes are encouraged. She is an awesome teacher, a wonderful performer, and a super-cool human being."
diane M. October 27
"I have been studying with Caitlin for over two years and cannot say enough good things about her. She is patient, thorough, does not employ a cookie- cutter method to teaching her varied students. So get in on the ground floor before it's too late! Her studio will fill up pretty quickly! "
Tina M. October 29
"I have been working with Caitlin since I purchased my violin in Feb. 2012. She was recommended to me by the violin shop along with several others. After I took my first lesson with her, I never bothered with calling the others. As an older student (over 50) who decided to learn violin, I wanted to make sure I didn't have a teacher who would look down on me or roll her eyes at my efforts. Instead I found one who was so supportive, so enthusiastic, and so comfortable with directing the lesson and correcting me without putting me down. I listen to the old masters daily (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, etc) but I wanted to learn "fiddle" because that is really North America's "soul" music. Caitlin is great because she knows both. She knows how these tunes should be played and is very patient with my impatience to learn everything at once. I would recommend her to anyone. "
Catherine C. October 29
"Caitlin is always a pleasure; she will employ any method to best help you learn, with the added bonus of being approachable ,endearing, and a magnificent artist to boot! If I did not have Caitlin, I would have given up on violin. Her expertise and encouragement helps me to become a better musician every day."
Sharon K. November 8
"I love having Caitlin for a teacher. I've been with her for four years and I think she's probably taught me 100 tunes by now! She's patient and kind, her technique is excellent (she's kept me from bad habits), and she's flexible in the way that she teaches---she knows that the same methods don't always work with everyone, so she is always searching for the explanations that work best with me. Caitlin is also an excellent role model because she plays out in sessions and performances in NYC all the time, so I love to go and watch her play, or join her in a session. She is an amazing musician, a caring teacher, and a wonderful person, and I am very happy to have found her."
Katherine T. December 3
"I've been taking violin and fiddle lessons with Caitlin for a couple of months and I've enjoyed every single lesson. I am a classical trained violinist who used to play seriously in high school, but slowly started playing less and less because of college and work. Taking lessons with Caitlin has been such a pleasure. I love that I can work on classical violin and Irish fiddle in one lesson. I strongly recommend Caitlin, she is very knowledgable and knows how to make learning the violin and fiddle a wonderful experience. I can't even express how happy I am that I found her."
Meghan K. January 29
"Caitlin is a fantastic teacher. She's patient and encouraging while helping you build your technique from the ground up, mastering each song as you go. The hard songs become easy in no time at all. "