Musician, Educator, Composer


Nimblefingers Bluegrass & Old Time Workshop, 2016

Private Lessons

Miriam teaches private lessons (classical violin and fiddle, all levels, beginner piano, guitar, clawhammer banjo and songwriting) at her home in Victoria, BC. Lessons include custom transcriptions (music notation and tablature), and are a combination of learning by ear, note reading, as well as music theory and technique. For current rates and availability please contact Miriam.

Online Lessons

Online lessons are available using Skype, FaceTime, as well as other platforms.  


Summer workshops and camps are listed in EVENTS as soon as they are confirmed.  Camps are a great way to learn, even for beginners.


Do you take raw beginners?

- Yes

Do you teach adults and seniors?

- Yes

I can't read music, can I still take lessons?

- Yes, I do a lot of my teaching by ear, and reading is not mandatory

I don't have a very good ear, can I still learn an unfretted instrument?

- There are many exercises for improving your ear. All of my students have been able to improve their ear with regular practice

Student testimonials

Thanks so much for your excellent teaching. You are so patient, organized and talented!


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. Miriam's classes were the highlights of my time at camp. 

- Deborah

Thanks so much for your continued enthusiasm, expertise and openness all through this year. My daughter really is enjoying her time with you and I hear her improving. 

- Jennifer