Drunken Fiddles Online

Learn to fiddle or cello-fiddle...even if you've never played before!

 
Join the Wires string duo in learning within this fun and unique program!

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Lock In Special Intro Pricing!

$29/month

Cancel anytime

  • New fiddle styles released every 2 months
  • Instructors practice WITH you within the course
  • Weekly Happy Hours and Live Interactive Zoom Classes
  • Option for personal feedback directly from instructors
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All The Tools You Need To Learn The Fiddle or Cello

Have you ever wanted to learn the fiddle? Don't let the fact that you're an adult hold you back. We've taught hundreds of people to play from the very beginning, getting them to the point where they could perform confidently (if they wanted to!) There's no need to read music nor memorize it.  You don't even have to know how to play! We take the time to practice the tunes with you as you learn them.

Start fiddling right away!

Sign up on this page or Contact:

Laurel Parks
Founder/Instuctor of Fiddle
[email protected]
 
 
Sascha Groschang
Instructor of Cello

Need a Fiddle? No Problem!

It's easy! Rent a violin on a monthly basis! Contact one of our partners below.  Both shops ship nationally and deliver curbside to locals in Kansas City.

Wyatt Violin Shop

www.wyattviolin.com
[email protected]
816-252-5656

KC Strings

www.wyattviolin.com
[email protected]
913-677-0400

All Levels of Classes Included!

How it works

Once you sign up you get access to several courses including Absolute Beginner, Celtic Tunes, Cello, Techniques, Old-Time Tunes and more! Every two months another fiddle-style course is added (Coming in August: Romany Fiddle). You will work at your own pace using the videos and sheet music cheat sheets found within the website.  If you want more, you are invited to attend our weekly Zoom classes for Absolute Beginners and Intermediate levels.  We also have a weekly Happy Hour to socialize with other members of the Drunken Fiddles community if you're into that. 

 

Absolute Beginner Class

Absolute Beginners: you will learn to fiddle/cello-fiddle alongside small groups of students.  We start from the very beginning - everything is explained thoroughly.

Intermediate 

Intermediate Beginner: This course is for people who already know how to play and would like to learn tunes and styles at a slow to moderate pace.  We don't just learn the notes - we learn the styles.

Live Classes with the Instructor

Live Classes (optional): Each week there are live, interactive classes on Zoom with the instructor(s) for those who want more!  All calls are recorded and posted on the website if you can't be present but want to be.

Absolute Beginner

Online, Absolute Beginner Course:

All levels are included!

What makes this course special is that we've filled in the gaps in learning between tunes so that you don’t have to make big leaps in technique.  One skill is introduced at a time so that playing is progressive. We get you to playing tunes right away.

What you get:

  • Step by step instructional videos starting with how to properly hold the instrument and get a good sound.
  • We start at the VERY beginning.  You can learn the first tune "Boil 'em Cabbage" in the first day.
  • Tune cheat sheets! Don’t worry, you don’t need to learn how to read music.  I will teach you a combination of learning by ear plus using a cheat sheet so you don’t have to memorize anything.
  • Videos continually added to keep you progressing.
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Intermediate Beginner

Online, Experienced Beginners / Intermediate:

All levels are included!

You will learn a variety of tunes in different styles, focusing on one style every 2 months.  

What you get:

  • Instructional Videos of one tune/week
  • Lesson Videos that teach the notes of the tune at a slow and methodical pace.
  • Advanced Lesson videos to on how to make it sound stylistically fiddly.
  • Slow Tempo Practice videos to play along to once you learn the tune
  • Performance Videos of the instructors playing their own arrangements of the tunes at a faster tempo.
  • Sheet music with fingerings.
  • Bonus Videos for learning specific fiddle techniques.
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Now Available: Drunken Cellos

In addition to teaching, Laurel Parks and Sascha Groschang make up the Wires - an original modern string duo that composes music inspired by a variety of world styles.   Both instructors collaborate on course material.  Make sure you check out the Wires to hear styles and techniques headed your way!

Listen to the Wires

Lock In Special Intro Pricing!

$29/month

Cancel anytime

  • New fiddle styles released every 2 months
  • Instructors practice WITH you within the course
  • Weekly Happy Hours and Live Interactive Zoom Classes
  • Option for personal feedback directly from instructors
SIGN UP!

All The Tools You Need To Learn The Fiddle!

Drunken Fiddles started out as a group class for adults who would like to learn how to play the fiddle/violin. The class started with four people in a living room and has now grown to 6 classes, 3 different levels and hundreds of people who have been through the program. We have spent the last few months creating an online version of Drunken Fiddles for people who would like to learn alongside our community at home. There's no need to read music nor memorize it.  You don't even have to know how to play! The cello version of the course will be released in May.

Start fiddling right away!

Sign up on this page or Contact:

Laurel Parks
Founder/Instuctor
[email protected]
 

Keep In Touch

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Christina

I love Laurel Parks!

She changed my life! I had always dreamed of playing music in a band, and performing in front of large crowds, but my extreme stage fright held me back from this dream. Laurel provided me with the perfect tools and methods to overcome this. I was shocked at how quickly my performance anxiety melted away with her help. I highly recommend Laurel Parks to cure your performance anxiety. She is magical and will transform you. I am so very thankful that I am now living my dream as a full-time performing musician!

Ellen

I love Drunken Fiddles!  Laurel is very welcoming and makes the classes enjoyable.  The videos are so informative and you can do them at your own pace.  You also get to share the with other group members in the on-line gatherings.  I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to have fun and learn to play the fiddle!

Erin

One takeaway from all this time of self-reflection during Quarantine is that I love music and I love playing my violin. I loved it before quarantine, but the time I’ve had to practice has been good for my soul. It’s taught me that it’s never too late to try something new or return to something you once loved. It also makes me forget about the bad things in this world. It restores my peace. Also grateful for my @drunkenfiddles family that I can still zoom with each week too!

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