Want to learn from me? I want to help! The internet provides many opportunities to share knowledge in various modalities. Here are a few of the best ways to connect:
For private lessons, check out www.StringMasters.com, an online platform for high-level, curated instruction videos, lessons, and an impressive library repertoire and teaching materials. Or just shoot me an email.
For the self help-inclined, take a look at my instructional videos at https://www.dc-musicschool.com. They are full of videos and transcriptions of my solos over standard swing and jazz tunes, plus several chapters of lessons about playing in a jazz idiom.
You might also enjoy my Transcription Of the Month Club, hosted by Patreon.com. For a few bucks a month, TOMClub members receive detailed transcriptions of great jazz performances, edited for violin, viola, or cello, along with a demo video performed by me and an all-star rhythm section. Members can also receive my analysis of each solo, backing tracks to practice with, etudes, and asynchronous video lessons.
Evan’s diverse training and experience make him a sought-after teacher of a broad scope of musical and string-related knowledge. Since 1991, he has offered private lessons in violin, fiddling, improvisation, chamber music, music theory, and arranging. In addition to private instruction, Evan has led improvisation and alternative styles workshops for large groups and ensembles, masterclasses for string players of all styles, and co-instructs (with HCSF founder, Paul Mehling) an on-going Gypsy Jazz Ensemble at the California Jazz Conservatory. His teaching venues have included camps such as Django In June, the Ashokan Music Center, and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School; higher institutions such as Wellesley College, The California Jazz Conservatory, and the University of California Berkeley; one-on-one at-home lessons; and remote instruction via www.PlayWithAPro.com. He has also appeared as a guest clinician at educational institutions worldwide, including Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, Interlochen Center for the Arts, The Cleveland Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Eastman School of Music, Louisiana State University, and UCLA, among others.