Learn anywhere at your own pace!
Once you sign up you get access to all the courses as well as Live Zoom Classes!
Absolute Beginner Level
Never played before? Not a problem! We will teach you proper technique so that you will have a solid foundation to play any type of music your heart desires.
Dust off your instrument, choose your favorite genre and jump right in. We teach tunes by practicing WITH you rather than showing you quickly and expecting you to figure it out.
Each week there are optional live Zoom classes led by one or more instructors. Join us to ask questions and interact with others in the program.
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.
Intermediate classes provide Sheet music and fingerings.
All the tools and guidance to start playing tunes right away!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to fiddle? We specialize in teaching two types of adults: Absolute Beginners and Intermediate Players who are ready to dust off their instruments.
There's no need to read music or memorize it. You don't even have to know how to hold a bow! We take the time to make sure you learn and progress with confidence.
Laurel Morgan Parks
Laurel Morgan has been playing the violin for 25 years. She has shared the stage with Midori, Pepe Ramero, Sharon Isbin, Nadja Salerno-Sonneberg, and has been a featured musician for the United States Department of Labor. She has also performed with the Des Moines Symphony, Quixotic fusion ensemble, Musical Theatre Heritage at the Off-Center Theatre (Kansas City) and is a member of folk-rock band, ‘In the Pines”. As a member of ‘In the Pines’, Ms. Morgan has toured throughout Germany and Austria, has music featured in the film ’72 Musicians’ and has won several Pitch music awards. As a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Ms. Morgan has received prizes and scholarships from the Lincoln Symphony and UMKC Conservatory. Ms. Morgan is a former faculty member of the Cottey College department of music.
Sascha Groschang, cellist, is an active recitalist, having concertized across the United States and Asia. As an Artists International Special Presentation Winner, she gave her solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in February of 2009. She has appeared at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall many times as a chamber and orchestral musician, including as a featured soloist with country artist Clay Walker, and as associate principal of the National Youth Symphony. She has shared the stage with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenburg, Johnathon Biss, Robert Levin, Sharon Isben, Vladimir Feltsman and Pepe Ramero. She has been a soloist with the Grammy-Award-winning Kansas City Chorale, The Bach-Aria Soloists, and has been a featured performer for Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (MO), Governor Bob Holden (MO) and the United States Department of Labor.
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
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!
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!
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!