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New Video Series! Introducing “How To Play Blues Fiddle”

Josie has taught Blues Fiddle classes at Swallow Hill, and due to popular demand, Josie has a new video series on How To Play Blues Fiddle. The series includes play-along videos of blues tunes and videos with tips on playing back-up and improvising. This video series will introduce you to the joy of improvising, and it is an entryway to improvising in all styles. We’ll talk about what makes that bluesey sound, how to swing, and how to back up other players. PDFs and backing tracks are also available. The series is available on Patreon at

Teaching experience

Josie Quick is a highly qualified violin teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. During that time she has taught students ranging from four to eighty-four, beginning to advanced. Josie is certified in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy and has a strong foundation in traditional (non-Suzuki) training.

Styles Josie teaches

In addition to classical repertoire, Josie teaches contemporary styles such as rock, jazz, blues, and fiddle. She teaches adult classes in Fiddle, Blues Fiddle, and Improvisation at the Swallow Hill Music Association.

Teaching philosophy

Josie’s approach emphasizes ease, relaxation, and technique. These lead to a beautiful sound, which in turn leads to enjoying music-making to its fullest.   Pushing her students without being heavy-handed, she prefers to encourage them to strive for their full potential. She believes it’s important to have the ability to play by ear as well as read music and works for a balance between the two. She loves to share her knowledge of the violin, and this is evident in her enthusiasm and dedication to teaching.


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