Amanda Kerr

Violin Teacher

Amanda Kerr

SAA Member


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Amanda Kerr grew up in Anchorage, AK. Her fiddling career started with a Cracker Jack box with a ruler taped to it. Somewhere around 10,000 “Mississippi Stop Stops” later she began traveling to fiddle contests around the country. Her titles have included the Alaska State Fair Grand Champion, Western Open Junior & Grand Champion, and the National Junior Fiddle Champion.
In 2003, Amanda started teaching music lessons. What started out as a couple of students a week in the living room quickly turned into a full-time teaching studio. After studying music education at the University of Alaska, Amanda went on to complete teacher training for Suzuki Method (Every Child Can, Suzuki Principles in Action, Joys of Pre-Twinkle, and Violin Units 1 through 4), and Music Mind Games (Unit 1). The methods that gave her the technique she uses today is now being passed on to the next generation of fiddlers.
In addition to teaching private lessons, Amanda also enjoys teaching group classes, workshops, and camps. She spent 2 years teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass at the Aurora Waldorf School in Anchorage, Alaska. In Alexandria, Virginia Amanda taught Suzuki Violin, fiddling, and Music Mind Games group classes with Stephanie Flack and Russell Fallstad as a part of the “Heartstrings Academy.” Every summer, Amanda continues to teach fiddle and guitar at many music camps in (and out) of the country.
Amanda loves traveling and performing just as much as teaching. She often performs with High Lonesome Sound, Big Chimney Barn Dance, and the Anna Lynch Band. You can hear her fiddling on Anna Lynch’s self-titled album that was released in 2014. Now living back home in Anchorage, you can also find Amanda playing music with her husband, Dan Booth.