Join Oona's Lesson Studio

weekly private lessons

Oona draws on her extensive experience studying fiddle music and absorbing the philosophies of the Suzuki Method to create a personolized curriculum for each student.

While studying Irish tunes and/or classical repertoire, we will also explore technique & posture, practice skills, and more.

2022-2023 classes take place online or in-person following covid protocols.

The program includes weekly private lessons with ensemble and performance opportunities throughout the school year.

Please get in touch for rates and availability.

Caffe Lena School of Music

Caffe Lena After School Folk Music Ensembles

Wednesdays: Jan 4 - Mar 15

Team learning with Oona & James Gascoyne & Matt Griffin, for students 7-15 years.  Learn to play your favorite instrument by ear in a supportive group setting.

Three class times (2:45-3:30 + 3:40-4:25 + 4:35-5:20).  Come to one or all.  

Scholarships are available!

Oona teaches fiddle, ukulele, bass, vocals, etc., and coaches ensembles.  Guitar, banjo, and percussion are also offered.

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Irish tunes online

Irish Tunes Online is a new course inspired by Oona's extensive experience teaching both in-person and online workshops and classes, and recording educational videos.  There are two components to the program, based on each students' learning style and educational needs.

1) Start with a series of four pre-recorded lesson videos (e.g. #1 Jigs).  In each lesson Oona will start with a rhythmic warmup and other technical preparations, and then teach a tune phrase by phrase.

2) If you want additional instruction or feedback on your playing, add an optional lesson or package of lessons.  Perhaps you want to get feedback on all four jigs once you have finished the course?  Or maybe you'd be more comfortable getting some pointers after you learn the first tune, and choose the 4 lesson package?  These options are designed to be very flexible, to best support your learning.

New tune type series' are planned to be released on a rolling bases and as interest dictates.

Watch a sample lesson:

One-off lessons and packages