About Us

FiddlersGuide is a blog for beginner and intermediate violinists, who want to improve their playing skills and become a better player. Our mission is to offer free content, motivational tips, and lessons created by seasoned violinists and teachers. Whether you’re looking for buying advice, songs to learn, tone tips, or simply motivation, we’re here for you!

Meet the team

Karli Rhind

Karli Rhind

Karli has 16 years of experience as a classical violist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Viola Performance from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Music in String Pedagogy Violin from the University of New Mexico. Karli is a certified Suzuki teacher and the Lead String Instructor at Forte Academy of Music in Littleton, teaching violin and viola privately, as well as creating workshops for string students.

Natalia Merezhuk

Natalia Merezhuk

Originally from Russia, Nataly has made her way from the Moscow Conservatory all the way to the East Coast of the United States. She is currently a freelance orchestra musician in the Greater Washington D.C. area. Although well-grounded in the classical world, she has long been fascinated by improvised music genres. Performing in a wide variety of styles over the years ultimately led her to the jazz world, the sounds of Svend Asmussen and Stephane Grappelli.

Vena Johnson

Vena Johnson

Vena is an American professional violinist and teaching artist with a passion for collaborative music and performance art. After studying, teaching, and freelancing in the greater-Philadelphia region for 10 years, Vena set off to travel the world with her violin. Her travels have almost always intersected with her passion for music performance, bringing her to Italy, Ireland, the Middle East, Nepal, India, China, and Japan, where she currently resides.

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