Fiddle Lessons

A life long student of the fiddler herself, one of Dakota's greatest joys is teaching and sharing what she knows. In 2017 after moving back to West Virginia from Baltimore, MD Dakota decided to dedicate herself to full time teaching. Her student base continued to grow until it was more than her little living room could hold. In 2019 Dakota built and opened her own traditional roots music school called 'The Cat and The Fiddle' in Capon Bridge, WV. There she continues teaching and pouring out her understanding of old-time fiddle to students of all ages. Besides this she also teaches one evening a week in Romney, WV at the Honeybee Music Studios. 

As a student of both old-time music and classical violin, Dakota likes to bring the best of both worlds, by teaching the techniques and posture of classical violin, but to the tunes and themes of old-time music, to help create a more well rounded musician. In accordance with the style of old-time music, most of her teaching is done in the oral tradition through learning by ear. She does include some music theory and reading music in her curriculum as students progress. The youngest age she accepts for new students if 7 years old.

To find out more, or setup a lesson you can email: or call: 443-860-2461



The Cat an The Fiddle
152 Capon School Street,
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Mon-Tues from 9AM-7PM
Wed-Thurs from 9AM-3PM

$35 per half hour

Honeybee Music Studios 
390 E Main Street,
Romney, WV 26757

Wednesdays from 4PM-8PM $40 per half hour
Learn from anywhere in the world!

Mon-Tues from 9AM-7PM 
Wed-Thurs from 9AM-3PM

$35 per half hour


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