About this course

In this course, Pierre Schryer will pull you deep into different styles of the wast Canadien fiddle traditions. His way of teaching will give not only the melody but all the nitty gritty parts that go into playing a specific style, where the bare-bone melody is but a canvas to paint on. Ornaments, bowings, micro-dynamics, vibrato, and more are the things that you need in your toolbox. Pierre will help you refine these in this course.

Danceability is a keyword; rhythm and groove are paramount and the happiness of dancers is what Pierre is aiming for with these lessons. How do you play in a way that makes people want to dance? Check out this course and you will get there.

Covering Canadian Old Time, Québecois, and the Cape Breton tradition. You will taste the maple syrup of Canada in these lessons. 

About the Fiddle

The fiddle, also known as the violin, has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the 16th century in Italy. The instrument was originally designed to be played in orchestras and other classical music settings. However, it soon became popular in folk music traditions around the world, including in regions such as Ireland, Scotland, the Nordic countries, and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. The fiddle's popularity in these traditions can be attributed to its versatility and ability to convey emotion and tell stories through music. Today, the fiddle remains a beloved instrument in many genres of music, including folk, country, and bluegrass, and is appreciated for its beautiful sound and ability to evoke strong emotions in listeners.
Learn more about the Fiddle

About Pierre Schryer

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. He truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old Time, American Swing, and more.
Learn more about Pierre
Pierre Schryer

The best online
platform for
Folk Music!

On the Folk Music Academy, you will be able to learn folk music in online video masterclasses taught by some of the best traditional musicians around.