All of my beginner students start with the Suzuki violin repertoire, to develop a strong technical foundation and ear training.
Fiddle tunes are introduced gradually while learning
violin skills in books 1 & 2.
Listening to recommended recordings , in addition to the Suzuki material is essential.
All fiddle tunes are learnt by ear.
I have taught Fiddling at Summer music camps including the O’Flaherty youth camp and Monarch Suzuki Academy. I started the Austin Waldorf Fiddle Club, a children’s group, in 2014.