Fiddling Workshop Opportunity with Sara Pajunen

Sara will be giving two workshops! Sara will be presenting two workshops on Wednesday, January 28th! 5:00-6:00 for beginning students and community members and 6:00-7:00 for advanced violin students. Admission is free for CCSA students and $10 for community members. (Sara welcomes viola and cello players as well.) The workshops will be held at the E.L. Wright Studio.

Sara and TeijaGrowing up on the Iron Range of Minnesota, Sara Pajunen started playing violin at the age of six. Sara is on the left here, with her musical partner, Teija Nuki. They are "Allotar". You can hear some of their music, and learn more about them, at Her Finnish heritage has always played a role in her musical life, but never as strongly as now. After over 20 years of classical music study in Minneapolis, Taipei, and Helsinki, Sara received a grant in 2009 to study folk fiddling in Finland, which inspired her to form the group Kaivama. Blending Finnish traditional fiddling with modern sounds of Finnish-America, Kaivama has just released its second full-length album in collaboration with famed Finnish fiddler Arto JŠrvelŠ. In her workshop, Sara, who has been described as one of the most ambitious and notable practitioners of Finnish folk music outside of Finland, will share some old and new tunes from Finland's fiddle tradition, as well as a bit of history and some notes on style. Songs will be taught by ear, with notes available upon request.


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Piano Recital Rescheduled for Sautrday, January 24th

The Piano Recital, originally schedule for January 17th, has been resheduled to Saturday, January 24th, at 2:00 pm. It will take place at CCSA Studio in the E.L.Wright Building. All of Amanda's students will be taking part. Come listen and help them celebrate their accomplishments!


12/13/2014 New Fiddling Classes

The Copper Country Suzuki Association is offering youth and adult fiddling classes in January! Libby teaching

The Copper Country Suzuki Association (CCSA) will be offering two fiddling classes beginning the week of January 26th. A beginning fiddling class for students 9-12 years old will be offered on Tuesday nights at 6:00. An adult fiddling class will be offered on Thursday evenings at 7:00. Both classes will run 10 weeks and cost $125 including instrument rental. If you own your own violin, the cost is $100. Enrollment is limited. Registration form and full instructions for registering are here.

CCSA Executive Director, Libby Meyer, will teach both fiddle classes. Dr. Meyer specializes in Celtic fiddling and has studied Irish Fiddle at the Swannanoa Gathering with Martin Hayes, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and the Augusta Heritage Center. She has played in several traditional music groups including Craic, Fiddlehead and The Thimbleberry Band.


12/04/2014 Suzuki Cello Instructor Position Now Open

New Position for Suzuki cello instructor to begin fall of 2015. Details are here.


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