Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is one of New England's busiest live and studio fiddlers. He has been on national tours with Adam Ezra Group and Finnegan's Farewell, and has been an instructor at Strings & Things Music since 2011.
Middlebury College, ‘08
Master Artist for NH Traditional Arts Council’s apprenticeship program; Mentor, Pathway Center for Arts and Education; Teacher at Strings & Things Music 2011-present
New England Barn Dances and Celtic music since 1997; National touring: Adam Ezra Group ’12-’13, Finnegan’s Farewell ’13-’14; Regional touring: JamAntics ’09-’11, Dusty Gray Band ’11-’15, Jordan TW Trio, ’11-present; Session player in numerous bands in multiple genres; Recording session player on over 50 records; Live, performs over 200 shows each year with various bands, mostly around New England
Teaches by ear, in the traditional fiddle style. Focus is on learning to play from memory and by feel, building the connections between the music you hear in your head and what comes out of your instrument. No sheet music is used - practice assignments are to be played by ear, with recordings for reference. Most importantly, playing music should be FUN, so effort is made to cater to the student’s interestes and individual goals.
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