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     “… fiddler Ellen Carlson, whose sweet-toned instrument soars throughout this recording.”

    Steve Goldfield,
    Bluegrass Unlimited
    May 2008


    Teaching

    Private lessons are offered in Exeter, Concord, Nottingham and Manchester, NH and via

    Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp

    She co-runs the Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp in Contoocook, NH for 20 years.

    NH Fiddle Ensemble

    Director and organizer of the NH Fiddle Ensemble, a community orchestra of over 60 members, amateur and professional,  ages 5 – 88.    Check out this video from WMUR, Channel 9

    Workshops

    Ellen is a certified Wernick Jam teacher and was selected by Pete Wernick as the fiddle instructor for his Silver Bay Jam Camp

    She teaches at Fiddle Hell Grey Fox , Pemi Valley, and many others. 

    Student Quotes

    “Ellen truly is an amazing teacher!

    Ellen has given me the tools and courage to attend jams and “play like I mean it”!   I never would have had the guts to do what she has encouraged me to do!  She’s awesome!!”  -- K. Stevens


    “Forty years I have been looking for a fiddle teacher, true statement,

    Ellen is  a gift. I am living a dream; learning to fiddle from a teacher that makes it  fun and positive from day #1. She has given me a repertoire of Bluegrass, Celtic, Blues, Waltzes, Classical, Cajun, Swing...and I can play these with a smile on my face after only a year! She even motivated me to improvise some riffs of my own! If I am struggling with something she is always there with assurance," it will come, let's try this". Ellen has brought the joy of learning an instrument and being proud of what I can play. When we play together I'm living a childhood dream of "foot tappin' .. knee slappin..just plain fun jamming! (WHA!  HOO!    get out them spoons!)”   -- MJ Farmlett


    “Ellen is the kind of teacher every student hopes to find. She's patient, she teaches even the most basic skills in an interesting and meaningful way, and she incorporates your personal preferences into the lessons. Her supportive and easy-going personality helps put the nervous beginner at ease and really helps to build self-confidence. I come away from every lesson with Ellen feeling more inspired, more eager to learn, more confident, and even more talented! “  -- M. Carignan 


     "After attending a recent festival and going field picking. I now realize all the little details that Ellen taught me mean so much when playing with others."
    Q. Griffith (age 11)


    "Taking lessons with Ellen has been such a fun, positive learning experience for me.  Her teaching style is so non-intimidating, always letting the "joy of music" lead the way.   Being somewhat shy, it was difficult for me to get past the fear of playing with others.  Learning how to jam with others has given me a new self- confidence and, with Ellen's support and encouragement,  I  have learned how to push through and overcome my fear-based barriers.  Being able to play with a group of other musicians is so much fun.  My musical journey is such a positive energy in my life; I can't get enough of it!  Thank you, Ellen, for leading the way."  Sue Q


    Ellen Carlson
    603-661-1981
    Email Ellen Carlson
    PO Box 77
    Nottingham, NH 03290