In association with
Mr Steve Blake

Professional player for 30 years,
Instruments: Fiddle i.e. Violin in a traditional folk style (American Old Time / English).
5 String Banjo - (Clawhammer / Frailing style - Not Bluegrass).
Genre/Style(s): American Old Time
English Traditional
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


My teaching is focused mainly on achieving a deeper (and relaxed) sense of groove (the music I play is dance music), the idiomatic language of traditional fiddle (particularly American Old Time) and ear training, rather than focussing on scales or reading from music score (dots). I have worked as a dance accompanist at Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music And Dance for around 20 years.
I am Musical Director and composer for choreographer Lea Anderson, having written all her music for nearly 30 years.
I have my own band The Old Time Wasters and I play regularly with the ceilidh bands Cut A Shine and Ceilidh Tree. I am self taught on all of the instruments I play.

Contact Steve

Address: 7a Hafton Rd
Greater London
Mobile: 07941 740 083
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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