Contact Brendan Booher, violin teacher in Redmond Oregon

Brendan Booher, Private Violin Teacher in Redmond Oregon

Teaching experience: Have taught for 15 years at the Booher Family Music Camp in Western and Central Oregon. Taught for about 4 months at the Shedd Institute of Music in Eugene Oregon. Taught music theory, voice and violin/fiddle for 1 year at the Sisters Academy of Fine Arts in Sisters Oregon.

Instruments played and taught: Violin, Electric Violin, Bass, Guitar

Education:: Self taught, and also instructed yearly for many years by various well know fiddle greats such as Johnny Gimble, Paul Anastasio (personally taught by Joe Venuti), Dale Morris, Rudi Booher (my brother) etc.

Teaching experience: 17 years in group and private settings.

Performance experience: 24 years in Canada, USA, Mexico, Europe for audiences of up to 12,000. Has performed with Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny Gimble, and members of George Straight's band. Methods of choice and approach to teaching: Focusing on ear and proper technique. Providing a variety of styles: Cajun, Western Swing, Jazz, Gospel, Bluegrass, Oldtime fiddle, and contemporary fiddle. I do not teach classical, except for some classical technique.

Bio/background info: Brendan Booher began playing the fiddle at the tender age of 3, and by the time he was 12, he had already begun teaching. At 5 Brendan was on stage playing his heart out for audiences in the western Oregon vicinity with his family, who eventually along with Brendan travelled around the USA, Europe, Canada and Mexico performing to crowds of up to 12,000. Brendan has always desired to share his heart through his instrument and be a blessing to others in this way. Before his teen years, he picked up the mandolin and eventually learned to play the guitar, tenor guitar and bass. Brendan has now taught 100's of students, privately and in classes for the last 16 years, from beginning to advanced levels. He has enjoyed the opportunity to perform with members of George Straight's band, Asleep at the Wheel, and Johnny Gimble. Brendan will be teaching Oldtime Fiddle, Jazz, Western Swing, and Gospel. He desires to impart to his students the joy of making music, and the ability to express their heart in a very quality way on their instrument.

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