If you are looking for Irish fiddle lessons online, or in-person, or if you are interested in learning the fiddle in a different style (Scottish, Scandi, English), take a look at my fiddle students reviews and testimonials below. I have a rating on Google of 5.0 stars.
I am extremely proud of the feedback I receive from my students! Some of these students have been learning with me only a few months, some have been working with me 2 or 3 years. With every student my aim is to understand exactly what you want to achieve, and then build a way of teaching and learning that helps us get there together.
What students say about taking fiddle lessons with me
In-person fiddle students reviews and testimonials
Bradon is an engaging and patient teacher and his knowledge of folk fiddle playing is second to none. He provides recordings and learning aids online. I’d recommend Bradon for anyone wanting to learn folk fiddle or improve their playing. — Stuart
Bradon is a patient and friendly tutor who has offered me clear and direct strategies to go about achieving the essence of the traditional fiddle sound. In particular I’ve enjoyed learning how to effectively articulate a tune and ornament it in a way that compliments its points of interest. It has been a pleasure to learn many wonderful new tunes from a deeply knowledgeable tutor who gives them context and makes them come alive. — Catherine
Bradon’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the fiddle really comes across in his lessons. Lessons are well prepared and the music is challenging but accessible to my level. He is an excellent teacher; his explanations are clear and he is supportive when pointing out mistakes or suggesting improvements. His teaching style is friendly and approachable and I am comfortable asking him to explain things or elaborate on his explanations. I look forward to my lessons and highly recommended Bradon as a tutor. — Graham
I went to Bradon because I particularly wanted to learn Scottish and Irish fiddle music, he was brilliant for me, a professional player with very great teaching skills. — John
I had given up on fiddle playing a few years ago after my previous teacher left to live in Ireland. When I decided to start again and found Bradon via Google I was thinking that I would just give it a try again. Bradon was welcoming and managed to work out the level I had reached very quickly. His lessons are tailored to fit my level exactly, and he pushes just enough to make good progress. He is patient (which is definitely needed with me!) and explains technique very well, at the same time as teaching new tunes.
He supplies a recording of any tune learned at the lesson, at a speed suitable for the student, to play along to at home to enable practice between lessons, which is very useful. I feel like I am making good progress at last, and would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in playing Irish/Scottish folk music. — Malcolm
Bradon is an excellent patient teacher, allowing you to learn at a pace that suits you. He also provides you with recordings of the tunes you are learning at slow pace alongside a recording at pace with ornamentation ideas. Highly recommended. Thanks Bradon! — Val
Bradon is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable teacher. He has the ability to break down learning the fiddle into a way that makes sense. This is especially helpful as a mature student learning from scratch. The online resources are also really useful, meaning you can be learning and consolidating tunes wherever you are… you don’t always need your fiddle with you to be able to learn! Definitely recommend. — Bernie
Bradon is a remarkable fiddle tutor who has the ability to improve my playing by continually introducing new tunes and new techniques to keep it all fresh and fun. Importantly he does this with patience, good humour and a great personable approach. Bradon has recently introduced a really useful website that I can access whenever I want, holding a history of what we have done and including great downloadable audio and visual resources that just make the whole process much easier for me when I’m practicing at home. Great teacher, great website! — Julian
Excellent teacher, patient and knowledgeable. Also includes all previous work on an easy to access online portal. — Maya
I’m an adult beginner, and have enjoyed learning with Bradon. He’s very easy to get on with and I’ve definitely learned some violin skills. I would recommend him as a teacher. — Kate
Online fiddle students reviews and testimonials
These are students who have been taking Irish fiddle lessons online with me, via Zoom video calls.
Highly recommended! Bradon is an intuitive and flexible teacher – focused on your objectives but gently challenging you as well. He is very patient and creative with how he teaches – I have lessons over zoom but because of his creativity it works really well. I have learnt a lot and feel I have really improved from my lessons. — Glenda
I have been extremely pleased with my experience having fiddle lessons with Bradon! He is skilled, professional and easy to work with. I enjoy and look forward to my lessons. — Rosie
As an adult beginner Bradon is a fantastic teacher. Excellent communicator, amazing teaching skills and really easy to get on with. He has great patience teaching me and has revived my love of playing fiddle tunes. — Charlene
One of the best music teachers I’ve had. Good value, quality and professionalism in teaching you how to play one of the harder instruments, thanks Bradon! — Esme