Florida Music Institute

Bluegrass Fiddling for Suzuki Teachers
Jun 912, 2021 in Orlando, FL
at Florida Music Institute


Bluegrass Fiddling for Suzuki Teachers: Violin

Instructor: Derek Deakins,

Event Contact & Sign up

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Phone: 407-205-9550

Additional Schedule Information

Class will meet online from 9:30am to noon ET, daily from 06/09 to 06/12/2021.

Participants will receive a Zoom link for the class on 06/01/2021.

Event Description

This course will explore components of Bluegrass fiddling including: historical aspects, jamming, and fiddle techniques such as slides, improvised licks, double-stops, chopping, and bowings.
Suzuki teachers will learn how to incorporate fiddle tunes into their studio with ease, following the format used in “Fiddlin’ Favorites,” a series of books written by Lisa and Derek Deakins and licensed by the ISA.
Tuition includes both volumes of “Fiddlin’ Favorites”. Participants will receive the books before the course starts.

Price: $250.00

5 enrolled out of 20 maximum.

See contact information below to sign up.

Trainer Information

Derek Deakins

Derek Deakins is a fiddler, violinist, and registered Suzuki violin teacher originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. His musical journey began with Suzuki violin lessons at age five and has taken him around the world as a professional musician. Derek has performed all over the world in venues ranging from Madison Square Garden to the Grand Ole Opry.

Derek graduated from Belmont University (B.M. in Instrumental Music Education) and East Carolina University (M.M. in Orchestral Conducting). Derek has performed with major recording artists including The Osborne Brothers, James Monroe, Mac Wiseman, Charlie Daniels, and Blake Shelton. He has made several television appearances and four solo recordings.

When Derek is not teaching private lessons or performing, he is playing guitar and singing in his bluegrass and acoustic trio called Gravel Road. Visit Derek’s website for more information. www.derekdeakins.com


Wednesday, June 9 to Saturday, June 12, , 2021


This event will be held online.

Florida Music Institute

Lake Nona Middle School
13700 Narcoossee Rd
Orlando FL 32832

Phone: 407-205-9550
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More Info & Contact

Website: www.floridamusicinstitute.com

Rolando Freitag, Director

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