Ed Pearlman has focused on performing, teaching, and judging fiddle music for over 30 years, offering performances and workshops throughout the USA and in Canada and Scotland. His original training was with members of the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, and he played with orchestras and chamber groups at Yale and in Boston. He currently teaches privately in Maine and at workshops around the country. He tours, often with his son Neil, a pianist in Scottish/jazz/Latin/funk styles. Ed directed the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club for 18 years, including major concerts and festivals. He has 3 CDs of his own and appears on others. His primary expertise is in Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle styles, but Ed plays other Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddle music, classical, some jazz, klez and Hungarian. For ten years he ran a CD distribution company to bring music to the USA from Scotland, Atlantic Canada, Ireland, Brittany and Wales. Ed has written the music column for Scottish Life magazine since 1996.
See other posts by Ed Pearlman
- The Impact of New Science on Music Teaching
- Provocative Expression
- Ideas on Playing Up to Tempo
- Music for Healing
- Beyond the Control Barrier
- Brain Research on Musicians
- Reversing the Learning Process
- Learning, Playing, and Teaching Music by Intention
- The Savvy Music Teacher — new book and website
- When To Present Advanced Musical Ideas?
- 6 Elements of Good Scheduling
- Tips for Teaching Online
- Helping Perfectionists
- The Nonpracticing Student
- Lessons from “Whiplash”
- Should a teacher supply instruments and accessories?
- Positive or Negative Teaching?
- Music Is Not Alone!
- Can YouTube really replace a teacher?
- Musings About Memorable Teachers