· John Wallace – Fiddle (Old Time), Banjo (Old Time) ·
Call the store at 612-861-3308 to schedule a lesson with John.
John Wallace has been playing stringed instruments for more than 40 years. Teaching has been a priority for John for nearly 25 of those 40 years. He continues to receive great rewards from his continued musical explorations, and from the resulting learning experiences. John actually prefers teaching to performing, although you will find his name on the roster of many a fiddle contest throughout the Midwest.
John is available Thursdays at The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor, where he teaches old-time banjo and fiddle — with occasional consultations on mandolin, flatpick guitar and bluegrass banjo. John is currently interested in developing cross-over musical awareness (learn a tune on the fiddle, play it on the guitar), and in the value of a centered focus between right and left hands on all instruments.
John specializes in musical instruction for adults and enjoys teaching students at all levels of playing ability.
We took an opportunity to sit down with John and discuss music instruction in one of our Homestead Pickin’ Parlor ‘Teacher Features’: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2051760423686&set=vb.101044873270591&type=2&theater
Here is proof of his willingness to participate in fiddle contests. John is shown here competing in the Pillager, MN fiddle contest with his version of “Arkansas Traveler” with his buddy Gilmore Lee backing him up on guitar:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A_3QrcdZ-I