Lauren’s lessons provide instruction on popular fiddle tunes and the techniques used to play them in social settings.


If you’re…

  • A fiddler who wants to learn more about playing good back up and improvising
  • A classical violinist who wants to play by ear and sound authentic
  • A brand new beginner

These lessons are set up for every student to be successful.

Join Jam with Lauren

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How It Works

This online studio has over 400 videos and counting. Lauren guides you through learning tunes, creating your own left hand & right hand variations on melodies, and how to hear & play chord progressions. Each tune includes a video to jam with, and a play along track to download. Theory is explained in a way that will make sense on your violin, and Lauren offers insight on good technique and practice tips.

You choose how you’d like to practice: subscribe for access to all the videos, or purchase one tune at a time. View practice plans »

Try a Lesson

Bile Em Cabbage Down
Here’s the first tune in the curriculum: “Bile ‘em Cabbage Down”. Work your way through each lesson on this tune and see if Lauren’s teaching style is right for you.

About Lauren

Lauren Rioux is enthusiastically sought out for her teaching expertise and leads classes and workshops across the globe. In her private studio, she teaches a delightfully rowdy group of over thirty violinists, violists, and fiddlers ranging in age from 5 to 70.

Lauren has toured the United States, Europe and the UK with Darol Anger and his Republic of Strings, as a duo with Brittany Haas, with Scott Nygaard and Crow Molly, and most recently with her husband Sten Isak.

Lauren is a proud Maine-iac, born in Portland and raised in East Machias. She graduated from University of Southern Maine with degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education on full-scholarship.

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