Brian teaches one and two day workshops for adults and kids. Although he plays and loves all fiddle styles, Brian’s specialty is teaching improvisational fiddle styles such as bluegrass, blues and swing. He teaches students more than just tunes, he teaches students to create. Brian guides his classes through a series of skills that range from ornamenting the melody to playing over chord changes. He also teaches the students to accompany other musicians with chords and rhythm. Brian tailors his instruction to teach all levels and ages.
The workshop event often culminates in a big family dance where the classes take turns providing the music for the other students and their families. Brian works with local dance callers to guide the students and their families through circle, contra and square dances. Please contact Brian if you would like more information about hosting a workshop in your area.
Arizona Suzuki Association
Minnesota Suzuki Association Festival
Massachuchets Suzuki Association Festival
Suzuki Strings of Madison, WI
MacPhail Center for the Arts of Minneapolis,MN
Creative Arts in Reading, MA
Headwaters School of Music in Bemidji, MN
Bethel College Suzuki Program of Newton, KS
Brookline Music School in Brookline, MA
Laura Barnette's studio in Golden, CO
Sycamore Strings Academy of Berkeley, CA
Mary Allen Studio of Stillwater, MN
Homestead Pickin' Parlor in Richfield, MN
Mills Music in Bothel, WA
Burlington Violins in Burlington, VT
Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, WA
Golden Music in Golden, CO
Telford Violins in Boise, ID
Dusty Strings Seattle, WA
Brian Teaches two to seven day camps across the US and in Canada, England and Sweden. He teaches bluegrass, swing, and general fiddle music.
Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, WV www.augustaheritage.com
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Ancramdale, NY www.greyfoxbluegrass.com
Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Assn. www.minnesotabluegrass.org
International Peace Garden, ND www.internationalmusiccamp.com
Sore Fingers Music Camp in England www.sorefingers.co.uk
Helsby, England www.hop.member.beeb.net
British Columbia Bluegrass Camp www.musicworkshops.ca
Montana Fiddle Camp www.montanafiddlers.org
Shady Grove Festival Calgary, BC www.melmusic.com
Stringalong, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Folk
Stringendo, Poughkeepsie, NY http://www.go2vip.com/stringendo
International Fiddle Camp,Nashville,TN http://crystalplohman.net/workshops.htm
Rocky Grass in Lyons, CO http://planetbluegrass.com/rockygrass/index.html
Targhee Bluegrass Festival Alta, WY http://www.grandtarghee.com
"I just have to share with you how much the kids loved your class last summer… you had a real impact on these kids…"
"Brian is a great teacher - really supportive and helpful."
"The class was phenomonal! Brian knew exactly the instruction that we needed."
"I appreciate his gentle, yet fun manner with the kids. My son came away enthused!"
"Your concert was so entertaining and educational. Brian, you are an inspiration!"
“This Easter I came upon Brian Wicklund, the bluegrass fiddle tutor, at a week in the Cotswolds. Above all, this guy is an inspirational teacher, a Suzuki-trained top-level violinist and immense fun. He had a group of 19 students ranging from 3 ex-music college graduates to a 10-year old who’d just played folk for 3 months. He kept everyone laughing, learning and interested.” – Sue Rivett, UK violin teacher