Annemieke has taught violin and fiddle as well as ensemble lessons, in Gainesville, Florida since 1991.  She
                                                                                             studied violin at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Music Therapy in London,
                                                                                             Great Britain.  During her studies in Amsterdam,  Annemieke was taught the Baroque violin style, by
                                                                                             Jaap Schroder.  In 1990 Annemieke came to the US to do research in Bluegrass fiddling.  She studied with
                                                                                             fiddler George Custer as well as with other fiddlers, such as Byron Berline and Laurie Lewis.
"Typically, I organize one or more recitals a year.  
Making music is not just a matter of playing your instrument at home by yourself or at your lesson.  Music comes to life, in particular when we share music together.
Meeting the other students, hearing them play or playing with them can be a very enriching experience.  In preparation for recitals, at times you may be asked to
play in ensemble with other students.   The Annasemble is a great group to enjoy playing music together.  For further information, please visit the
Annasemble page.

Recitals and  workshops tend to take place at the "in-home" setting, though on occasion some students may perform at the local Thomas Center.  Paramount is that
music is fun, to perform and share your music is fun and thus recitals are a party for you, your family and your friends.  We hope you join the party!"
The Studio
No Suzuki
My European based teaching-style
"I was taught in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where the Suzuki way of teaching was not common.  There are numerous different schools and methods of teaching violin.  Depending on the student
and on their age, I like to choose the materials we work with.  Often I work with an English method, written by Eta Cohen.  I like its approach and the music offered, as it works with both classically and
folk based tunes.  I may use the Avsharian series for younger children or a method written by composers: Sandor, Jardanyi and Szervanski.  Mark O'Connor's method is another favorite of mine.

Baroque Music and Fiddling
Beyond these method books, I like to introduce a variety of composers and cannot but help share some of my excitement for Baroque music.  Baroque music, when performed well, can be very
exciting indeed.  It is fascinating how aspects of Baroque music can be found in fiddling.  As such it seems only natural for me to welcome any student to learn to play fiddle.  In my practice I am aware
that my personal heritage is classical, and I encourage my fiddle students to connect with the fiddle world out there.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas  
27 October 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Brown Paper Tickets link to event page and tickets:
The duo’s legendary workshops, which emphasize the linguistic and rhythmic drive of traditional music, are open to students and performers of all ages. Although most
With their inclusive focus on building community through music-making, Alasdair and Natalie create a safe, non-judgmental, non-competitive place to learn. All teaching include finding your own voice
on your instrument, becoming 'groove' aware, ensemble playing, creativity and improvisation, arrangement, and forming medleys and larger pieces by combining fiddle tunes.

Like Alasdair and Natalie’s concert the night before, this workshop will be an opportunity you will not want to miss. Going beyond the concert experience, you will have the chance to enhance your
skills and personal connections to music through direct interactions with these masters in a relaxed and intimate setting. Alasdair and Natalies personable, unpretentious style, disarming given their
accomplishments and stature as musicians and teachers, will keep you off guard and open to all you will learn from this delightfully intensive experience. Gainesville-area residents are very fortunate
that their tour schedule allows them to offer this opportunity, and that these astounding artists have chosen the Gainesville community as one place in which to share their knowledge, skills, and love
of music.

The workshop will run from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, October 27th, at the home of Annemieke, Jonathan, and David Coron, 6334 N.W. 33 Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653. Refreshments will be
provided. Please pay here in advance ($35 per person), and note that space is limited. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Ken Meyer at 352-514-5606.

To see and hear more….
Alasdair & Natalies website:
Alasdairs website:
Natalies website:
Videos of performances: