Fiddle, Violin, Melodeon, Piano, Concertina, Folk, Music Teacher, “Bishops Castle”, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Wenlock, Leominster, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire,
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About Kitty

Kitty running a fiddle workshop at Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Kitty Greenwood * Folk Fiddle Teacher

Which instrument?

Enjoy folk music but not sure which instrument to choose?

Kitty also teaches anglo concertina, melodeon, classical piano, violin.

You are welcome to attend a taster session, try out the instruments and learn about their different qualities. Kitty can advise on what to purchase and may be able to loan an instrument to get you started.


Individual or group lessons?

Lessons are open to individuals or small groups, in fact there is no better way to
keep motivated than to share your music making with like-minded students.  Likewise, those learning individually will be encouraged to network with other beginners.  Kitty often organises informal social gatherings, giving students the chance to swap tunes, tips and share their musical passions.

Tuition: experienced players

Perhaps you already know some folk tunes, but can't seem to bring them to life? Kitty will show you how to play with greater flair and confidence, including ornamentation, bowing patterns, phrasing and improved technique.

Lessons with Kitty can equally be a great introduction to traditional fiddle music for classically-trained violinists. Whatever your starting point, Kitty will inspire you with a refreshing and infectious repertoire of jigs, reels, airs and hornpipes from Britain and around the world.

Tuition: complete beginners

Playing traditional fiddle music is sociable and great fun.  All you need to start is a violin and lots of enthusiasm! Kitty’s classical training will set you on the correct path - balancing good technique with pleasurable playing.

In your first lesson, you'll learn the best way to hold the violin and then accompany a traditional tune, by plucking the fiddle strings.  Within a few weeks you'll be playing the tunes yourself.  It’s not unknown for a complete beginner to join in with a pub session after just one lesson.


“I’ve always thought music was closed off to me, like a different language, but now you’ve opened it up and I can learn something I thought was out of my reach”
  -  Subhania, Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Relaxed and informal violin lessons, beginners to advanced players, all ages.