Abby Flanagan, fiddle and violin. Abby began playing fiddle in the third grade when she was introduced to French Canadian tunes and the local fiddle traditions of Maine. Abby loves introducing people to the world of fiddle, showing them old tunes that are new to them. She mostly teaches by ear (but can also teach sight-reading) and working on ear-training techniques to help students develop the skills to ultimately learn tunes on their own. My approach to beginner fiddlers is broad and applicable to a variety of student interests, focusing on bowing technique, melodic ear-training, and intonation. My approach to intermediate or advanced lessons is geared towards the Appalachian old time tradition and honing an individual sound. Abby can also teach beginning violin, with the focus on technique and fundamentals.