Kathryn Vanden Hehir

Folk Fiddle Teacher teacher

Based in
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Newcastle
Kathryn Vanden Hehir | Folk Fiddle Teacher teacher

Rates: £20 per hour

Make an enquiry Phone: 07796478024

Katy Vanden- Fiddle Teacher

I specialise in Folk music and Graduated in 2011 from Newcastle University with a BMus in Folk and Traditional Music. This included performing a large range of repertoire from collections of tunes to modern compositions. As part of my degree I have studied this Scottish music in detail under the tutorage of Catriona MacDonald and Iain Macfarlane, both founding members of the band Blazin' Fiddles. In addition to this I am a singer and songwriter and in 2010 won a place to attend the International Songwriting Festival at Bath Spa University.

Teaching Experience and Qualifications

I currently teach fiddle, songwriting, composition and ensemble to children between the ages of four and seventeen. I am also able to teach adults. Fiddle and ensemble tuition can be provided for beginners to advanced level pupils and songwriting for beginners and intermediates. Lessons can be on a one to one basis or in a larger group. I have studied teaching methods as part of my degree from which I gained practical advice and tuition to develop my personal teaching practice. I am a member of the Code of Practice for musicians, which is a set of guidelines laid down by Music Leader available here.

Teaching Technique

In my lessons I try to create a fun and enjoyable environment in which to learn. There is a long tradition of learning “by ear” or aurally in folk music and this is a technique I feel is valuable for students to learn. However, knowledge of written notation and music theory is also an essential skill in the modern musical world. I aim to combine these two elements giving students a rounded understanding of music. Overall I want students to be motivated in their musical life and enjoy the experience I provide.

Contact me with any queries or to arrange a lesson on 07796478024 or email [email protected]

References available
Fiddle Lesson: £20.00 per hour
Songwriting: £20.00 per hour
Ensemble: c. £5 per person, dependent on size of group.
No obligation taster session available free of charge.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07796478024

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