Accredited O'Connor Method teacher 2015 /2016.
Books I&II beginners and Books III&IV intermediate /advanced.
Teaching Violin,viola beginner-advanced and beginner cello.
Welcome to FIDDLECAT website. This is a place where you may find out all my musical comings and goings.You can browse my history;find a gig that I am playing ;make a booking enquiry to book me direct for a performance,function or as a fiddle/violin/strings teacher.
Currently I am freelancing as a FIDDLER and excited about setting up to teach THE O'CONNOR METHOD- A New American School of String Playing -written by legendary violinist Mark O'Connor, here in Sydney after being accredited in July 2015 ....along with my AMEB teaching,this method gives all levels of students the ability to explore mixed genres as well as classical while they are learning.Lessons are currently available right now with the first lesson complimentary...use the contact page to book a lesson now !
More info on FIDDLECAT TEACHING may be found on the Services page.
A new string group will also be born from this,with all welcome and rehearsal premises announced soon-watch this space!
December 11- Fiddlecat Trio minstrelling at Charleston Square (Newcastle) Sunday 1:30-4:30pm
JANUARY 2017-Happy new Year !!!
Attending Sunshine Fiddle Camp January 3-8 at Alexandra heads Queensland.
January 25- Community AusDay gig at Canton Beach-Claire Hayes BushBand. 4-9pm
Australia Day January 26-
St.Patrick's Day-March 17 -Trinity Bar Surry Hills Friday 6:30pm Fiddlecat Irish Band
August 2016-Accredited teacher in intermediate/advanced O'Connor Method Books III&IV
July 2016- Travelled to New York City,New York U.S.A to attend O'Connor Method Camp Aug1-5 and complete teacher training in Books III&IV-teacher training by Mark O'Connor.
August 2015-Broken Shoulder. Out of action for 12 months.
Accredited as a teacher of THE O'CONNOR METHOD- A New American School of String Playing
Travelled on study trip to Portland ,Maine,USA
5-10 July ,to attend O'CONNOR METHOD Camp Maine as fiddle teacher trainee in Books I-II
O'Connor Method-teacher training by Pam Wiley ,editor of OCM Books I-II.
A New American School of String Playing by legend,virtuoso violinist &multi instrumentalist Mark O'Connor.
Will You Remember Me -A Tribute to Ted Mulry-released Feb 2015.
I was fortunate in 2014 to be asked by producer Tony Romeril (Australian Vocalist Autumn/ The
Razz/Excellent Iguanas ) to play on a couple of songs on this beautiful and poignant tribute album to the song writing talents of the late Ted Mulry,one of our well loved and known Aus performers. Featuring many artists here, including Tony ,with some works of Ted's previously not as well known ...Fiddlecat plays strings on Julia and some fiddledeedee Celtic fiddle on the waltz which is the title and final track.This album,a labour of love from Tony Romeril may be purchased through www.autumnrecords.com.au