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Alyssa J. Rodriguez

Alyssa Rodriguez is a classically trained violinist gone fiddle player who holds a degree in Music Composition from Ithaca College. She plays Scandinavian, Irish, Scottish, New England, Old-time, and is passionate about teaching fiddle and Suzuki violin. She studied Suzuki pedagogy with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and now teaches Suzuki violin (and fiddle) privately and at the Kanack School of Musical Artistry in Brighton.

Alyssa discovered her love of fiddle music in Ithaca’s vibrant Contra dance and Irish music scene, and discovered Bal Folk and other European fiddle music while studying abroad in Vienna, Austria. She studied Irish fiddle with Tim Ball and Scandinavian fiddle with Laurie Hart of Ithaca, NY, enjoys performing for live dance events, and plays jazz violin with the Gregory Street Vagabonds. Learn more about her by visiting