Lessons/Camps

Miriam teaches private classical violin and fiddle lessons in Victoria BC. She also teaches skype lessons, occasional group fiddle classes, and leads workshops at music camps across Canada.

2018 Camps : 

Beyond Trad Music Camp Nanoose Bay, BC July 24 – 28

Nimblefingers Bluegrass & Old Time Workshop Sorrento, BC, August

Vancouver Island Music Workshop Nanoose Bay, BC, September 8 – 10

To inquire about lessons, group classes and workshops, and to be added to Miriam’s e-mail list, please e-mail: miriamsonstenes{at}hotmail.com

Student Testimonials:

“Miriam was my fiddle teacher at Beyond Trad in 2018. Miriam is a true gem, so talented and patient and she has such a great way of passing on information. Nothing was too much trouble. I got a great deal out of Miriam’s workshops and her classes were the highlights of my time at the camp. Thanks Miriam, I’m doing much better because of my time with you. I hope to have you as my teacher in future.” Debbie Budd (Perth Australia)

“Thanks so much for the great choice of tunes and the awesome teaching! It was my first music camp ever and I came away feeling like I learned a ton.”

I have had umpteen teachers over the years and Miriam is the best! Why? She is clear, thorough, patient, encouraging, and focuses on the lesson instead of talking. She offers real value for whatever money you are paying.”

“My daughter loved every minute of lessons with you over the last 2 years. I give you my sincere thanks for your wonderful and supportive teaching…” 

Past Camps:

January Jamboree Ft Simpson, NWT

Aurora Fiddle Workshop Yellowknife, NWT

Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Camp, Ness Creek, Saskatchewan

FiddlyNess Fiddle Camp Ness Creek, Saskatchewan

Beyond Trad Music Camp Nanoose Bay, BC

Nimblefingers Bluegrass & Old Time Workshop Sorrento, BC

Vancouver Island Music Workshop Nanoose Bay BC