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Learn The Fiddle

Even If You've Never Played Before!


Online In Person Ireland Retreat

Drunken Fiddles

Drunken Fiddles LLC is a music company that teaches adults how to play the fiddle.  Whether you have no experience whatsoever or are wanting to dust off your instrument again, Drunken Fiddles will provide a path to community and musical fulfillment in the form of a fiddle (or cello).  We offer in-person workshops, a 24/7 online music school, international retreats in places such as Ireland, and online intensives.

  • In Person Workshop  (Kansas City, Omaha, Lawrence, St. Joseph, Lawrence) is for adults who would like to learn how to play the fiddle/violin. During the 4 week class participants will learn a new fiddle tune each week in a relaxed group environment. We drink wine, we laugh, we have fun and, most importantly, we fiddle! Each class is taught by violinist/fiddler Laurel Parks (of The Wires String duo) whose background includes classical training, fiddling, composing and improvisation.
  • Fiddle Life Online School is for learners of all ages who want to learn to play fiddle in the comfort of their own home.  Lessons are accessible 24/7 with sheet music cheat sheets, slow practice videos and more.  For $29/month (cancel anytime) you will have access to courses such as Absolute Beginner, Celtic Tunes, Romani, Bluegrass, and more!
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Ireland Retreat, Enrollment Launching Jan 1

Want to learn to fiddle in Ireland?  Join Laurel (violin instructor) and Sascha (cello instructor) this summer for a musical adventure of a lifetime.  All retreat info will launch Jan 1.  Make sure you're on the email list to get the information on the day it comes out.

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Drunken Fiddles Online

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!

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100's Of Instructional Videos

Step by step instructional videos starting with how to properly hold the instrument and get a good sound

"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! "


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