FiddleQuest is a curriculum project, co-founded by Duane Whitcomb, designed to help teachers and parents cultivate life-long violin and fiddle players.
FiddleQuest is built on these core principles:
- A strong ear is the most important part of a violin and fiddle player.
- Students should first learn to be social players before training to be performers.
- Students should develop fluency in a variety of styles of music, not just classical or bluegrass.
- Students should be taught the most important skills for life-long playing (e.g. aural learning, improvisation, comping, sight-reading.)
- Community is central to cultivating life-long musicianship.
You can learn more at fiddlequest.com.