String Circle fiddle workshops

Learn to play fiddle in Edinburgh

Ros ran the String Circle fiddle classes and workshops from 2009 to 2017. She is currently teaching with Fun Fiddle at their weekly classes at the Wash House in Portobello.

Ros is now available to run one-day fiddle workshops in Scotland focusing on a particular areas of technique, and also for individual fiddle lessons in Edinburgh. If you would like to find out more, please contact Ros here.


“A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step”

Fiddle class, Edinburgh
Photo ©Ros Gasson 2013

Ros’s  friendly fiddle workshops and classes focus on producing better tone from the fiddle, and developing relaxed playing with a strong sense of rhythm, rather than learning tunes. They can help you with particular issues that you would like to work on. We play and learn new tunes by ear. Written music is available online after each workshop, as a reminder.

“Really useful advice on bowhold and pulse. Also tips for the left hand – already making a difference!”

Workshops are open to adult fiddle (violin) players and are suitable for people who have been playing for a few years, and who are able to learn by ear. We explore many aspects of playing technique, aiming to build players’ ability to play more fluidly, and develop their own style.

“You created a really good atmosphere – very positive. We both left with a buzz!” JMcK

If you’d like to find out more about what we’ve covered in previous workshops, there are notes on the  fiddle workshop update page, which include brief details of what we worked on. The one day workshops each have a specific focus.

“I really enjoyed the classes, the atmosphere and the friendship. I felt it was exactly what I needed” JG

Page last updated October 2018