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Megan Lynch B.

Master Teacher

FiddleStar Camp

HQ Phone:

FiddleStar Camp

Mail To 1418 Timber Trail Rd.

Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072

United States

Company Description

Megan is in high demand as a private and group teacher. She counts dozens of State and National Champions among her students, and has recently added several prestigious bluegrass camps to her list of teaching accomplishments. Her no-holds-barred workshops ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Consultant
Projectline Services Inc

Sourcing Specialist ,
Microsoft Corporation

Judges
Grand Master Fiddler Championship Inc

Musician
Warner Bros.

Harmony Singer
Cache Creek Casino Resort

Affiliations

Board Member
Grand Master Fiddler Championship Inc

Founder
Nashville Music Workshop

Education

Bachelor's degree

Northwestern University

master classes

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Workshop Topics

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National Champion and Master Teacher Megan Lynch will teach you specific fills and breaks to help you make it through your favorite bluegrass, country, or folk jam.

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In this workshop, National Fiddle Champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan B. Lynch will take you note for note through some of the most common bluegrass instrumentals and give you recordings and sheet music for several others. Both beginners and more advanced players are welcome at this workshop as Megan will have versions appropriate for all levels. This will be hands on and a ton of fun! Recording is encouraged.
Fiddle Workshop - Details, Details, Details! In this workshop Megan B. Lynch will show you how to take your playing to the next level - from any level! It's all about the details.
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In this workshop National Fiddle Champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan B. Lynch will show you some great double stop patterns in many common keys (as well as some uncommon ones!) as well as how to add droning strings to give your playing a fuller sound. Megan will cover double stops in several positions, but never fear, the entire fingerboard will be worry free when you get done with this workshop!
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National Champion Fiddler (and super encouraging teacher) Megan Lynch has the exercises, tips, and motivation to take your fiddling farther, faster. There will be handouts but bring a recording device and lots of questions!
Fiddle Workshop - Improvising, It Doesn't Have to Be So Scary! Ever wonder if there were some tricks of the trade when it comes to improvisation? National champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan B. Lynch will share them with you in this workshop. Learn how to play over chord changes, how breaks and solos are created, and last but not least, learn when and when not to play! Megan will reveal systems that will make your jamming and improvisation fun and successful. This workshop is best for beginning through intermediate fiddlers who would like to improve their musical interactions with others. Recording is encouraged.
Fiddle Workshop - Master Class for All Levels It's a workshop, it's a private lesson, it's both! Famed throughout the world, Megan Lynch's master classes provide a unique opportunity for 10 people to get together and figure out exactly what it takes to make themselves better fiddlers, under Megan's guidance. Because each person gets individual instruction, every experience level is welcome. (Beginners, don't be afraid!) No matter where you are now, you will be a better fiddler by the end of this workshop, and you will have specific instructions on how to continue to improve. We'll talk about practice techniques, exercises specific to your needs, tunes that can help you move forward in your genre of choice, and much more. Fiddlers travel from all over to work with Megan in Nashville, but for this master class she brings 20 years of experience right to you. Bring your instrument, a recording device and/or something with which to take some notes, and a desire to be a better fiddler. *This workshop is limited to 10 students so please register early.
Fiddle Workshop - More Jamming - Fiddle Style There can never be enough tricks and tips to being a successful jamming fiddler. Whether it be a bluegrass jam where you're desperately wanting to participate but aren't sure how, or an old-time jam where you're not sure how to play all those great old tunes with the word "possum" in the title, there are ways to succeed and Megan Lynch can help you.
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National Champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan Lynch is ready to change all that.
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In this workshop, Megan B. Lynch, National Champion and professional bluegrass and country fiddler, will break down two classic tunes (Washington County and Wednesday Night Waltz) double stop by double stop.
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Bill and Megan will review the roles of each instrument and get everyone started playing immediately on several easy songs played slowly!
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Megan will help you figure out the right kinds of songs for you, what keys are good choices for your voice, and where on earth to find those darn harmony parts.


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Venue: Megan Lynch's FiddleStar Camp


FiddleStar - Megan B. Lynch

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Megan is proud to have co-founded the Nashville Music Workshop with master educators and performers Ned Luberecki and Stephen Mougin.


FiddleStar - Megan B. Lynch - Megans Story

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Megan Lynch and hot fiddle I like to tell this story whenever someone asks, "What's Megan like?"

Our band had a northeast tour and we needed a fiddler. I didn't know Megan then, but had heard her play with other bands and knew she'd be great. I called her and she said yes.
She lives in Nashville-a small town in middle Tennessee famous for Goo-Goo Clusters-so she flew to Boston to meet us. Almost. The weather gods got together and decided they were going to throw a major storm in her path. She was deplaned, replaned, derouted, and rerouted, and after two days ended up in Portland, Maine. The airline had lost her luggage and she had used several forms of transportation just to catch up with us. When we picked her up she only had the clothes on her back and a fiddle. I was expecting a very grumpy musician.
Instead, she jumped in the van with a big smile, ready to hit the tour. The only thing she asked was if we could stop to buy clothes and toothpaste ("Quit being a prima donna," I snapped back)-she never complained, knew all our material, and knocked it out of the park on stage.
Megan Lynch laughing I also tell that story whenever someone asks, "What's a professional?"
But let me introduce her to you. She's from Redding, California (where Black Bear Diners is based-so it's sort of the Comfort Food Capital of the West), and began taking fiddle lessons at the age of four. It took Megan four long years to win the National Fiddle Championship at eight years old at the famed Weiser National Fiddler's Contest, considered the premier fiddling event in the world.
She didn't win the next year-I suspect Colonel Mustard in the parlor-then won three straight championships, following up with two more in 2003 and 2004. When I introduce her on stage as six-time national fiddle champion, I hear gasps from fiddlers in the audience. They know how hard it is to win one.
Megan Lynch is in high demand as a private and group teacher. She counts dozens of State and National Champions among her students, and has been an instructor at the most prestigious bluegrass and acoustic camps throughout the world, including Augusta Heritage Week, The British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, and Sorefingers Bluegrass Week in England. Her no-holds-barred workshops have drawn rave reviews across the U.S and Canada. Her encouraging style makes the newest players as well as seasoned professionals feel like the next level of fiddle success is completely within reach.
Megan Lynch. Megan has also won six California State titles (which I consider more difficult since you have to invent a new form of social media while you fiddle), as well as the Minnesota State Championship, and served as a board member of the Grand Master Fiddler Championship.
She may not want me to say it, but Megan's contest fiddling is really not what she's about. As a songwriter, I lift an aggressive eyebrow whenever someone plays over the singing or tries to show off to the detriment of the song. Megan is a musician who listens to, and respects, lyrics as much as melody. She knows exactly what to play-and when-and is always about the song, not herself.
This selflessness comes across in her teaching, too. She's a world-class fiddle teacher, but it's all about the students' goals. When we teach at camps, her students seem to have more fun than mine, which is fine, except they also learn more, which I think is rubbing it in a bit.
And she teaches clogging and singing, too! Of course, I've never seen her do all three at once, but now that I've thrown out the challenge, I look forward to our next encounter. She's taught at Augusta Heritage Week, the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, Sore Fingers Bluegrass Week in the UK, and the California Bluegrass Association Camp, among many others.
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Megan Lynch


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