I am excited to offer a wide variety of services!
Have another idea in mind? I love performing at unique events. Please Contact Me with your event details and ideas
to get a price quote based on your needs.
Wedding Ceremony - Violin, Hardanger Fiddle, or Both
$200 / Ceremony
I will work with you to pick meaningful music for each part of your ceremony. This includes 15 minutes of prelude music, family seating and bridal party processional music, bride's entrance, music during the ceremony, recessional music, and 15 minutes of postlude music. Attendance at the wedding rehearsal is an extra fee but is not necessary; I have played at many weddings and will gather information about the size of your bridal party and other details of the service to perfect timing. Wedding ceremonies are available on solo violin and/or Hardanger fiddle. Norwegian folk tunes and bridal marches from your ancestors' region of Norway make a beautiful addition to a wedding!
Performance - Violin, Hardanger Fiddle, or Both
$200 / Hour
You let me know what you would like for the musical mood (for example classical, pop music, folk music, Hardanger fiddle) and I will play for an hour from my repertoire. If I am playing for multiple hours, I will take a short break each hour. Think creatively! I have performed everywhere from formal concert settings to cocktail hours to backyard parties. A discount applies if a performance is booked in conjunction with a wedding.
Hardanger Fiddle Presentation
$200 / Presentation
The Hardanger fiddle is a unique instrument and an integral part of Norwegian culture. I will present information about the music and dance of the Hardanger fiddle, demonstrate the instrument, perform many tunes, answer questions, and give an up-close look at the instrument. I offer a presentation tailored for classical musicians about the folk music that influenced and inspired Edvard Grieg. Other potential presentation foci include bygdedans and gammeldans dance traditions, music of a specific region, or contemporary Hardanger fiddle music. Presentations can be tailored to fit anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Hardanger Fiddle Lessons
$30 / 30 Minute Lesson
As is tradition, the Hardanger fiddle is taught by ear and the student is given the sheet music only when they have mastered a tune by memory. Because of this, it is easiest to learn Hardanger fiddle in person. However, because it is such a rare instrument, I do offer online lessons for Hardanger fiddle only. Please contact me to check on lesson availability and learn about lesson policies. (Note: I am not accepting any new violin students at this time.)
I regularly travel within the tri-state area of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. A mileage charge might be added for travel to venues outside of a 20-mile radius of my hometown. I use the current mileage rate for musician travel multiplied by the miles and number of trips. Please contact me and, if a mileage charge applies, I will calculate what the charge will be.
I love to expand my repertoire! I have a lot of music in my repertoire and can find a lot of arrangements online, but sometimes a special request necessitates that I purchase sheet music, do a custom arrangement, or need significantly more rehearsal time. If need be, I can also coordinate with other musicians such as pianists or vocalists and rehearse. If you have a song or collaboration in mind, please let me know and I will let you know if there is an additional fee.
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I offer performances at a greatly discounted price for 501c3 non-profit groups and charity events, and for in-trade marketing and publicity.
I am a founding member of the Rhapsody String Quartet. If you are looking for a string quartet for your wedding, cocktail hour, party, or another special event, please see the Rhapsody String Quartet Website for more information.