Ellen Carlson


Fiddle, Violin


Ellen Carlson teaches fiddle and beginning violin at Strings & Things Music as well as leading the NH Fiddle Ensemble. She plays with many local and national acts, and has released the critically acclaimed album, "People I Play With".

Academic Credentials

Masters in Education


Teaching Experience

Many years teaching bluegrass, country, celtic, swing and jazz


Professional Experience

Leads the NH Fiddle Ensemble.  Teaches at many camps/workshops/festivals including Fiddle Hell, Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest, Pemi Valley Fest, Joe Val Fest, Wernick Jam Camps.  Plays with acoustic roots band High Range, with blues great TJ Wheeler, swing with Honest Millie.  Her album, “People I Play With” received a coveted highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited.  Tune won Fiddler Magazine tune contest. Toured with country band Blue Hill Kick in 80’s & 90’s.  Played with Sweet Hot & Spicy.  Runs Fiddleheads Jam Camp.


Teaching Philosophy

All can learn.  Life is more interesting when playing music with others.



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