Facebook Pixel: 860269260696263

Celtic Fiddle 'Play by Ear'

Six Week Course

Imagine if you could play Celtic fiddle with confidence.

Want to know more..... Watch the video below!

Sample course page

Each module includes an introduction lesson followed by a series of video lessons taking students through learning the technique and how to practice and improve on their own.

CFG Celtic Fiddle Play By Ear Course Overview


  • tune breakdowns
  • practice procedure
  • videos of tunes
  • stories behind the tunes
  • mp3 tune recordings
  • tunes played at different speeds
          to boost learning of tunes


    You can learn the tunes

  • in the comfort your own home
  • at your own pace
  • with friends
  • anywhere in the world
  • AND
    entertain your friends with the tune stories!



    Book Your Spot In The Next Course

    Who's Your Course Guide?

    Colin MacLeod Celtic Fiddle Guru Resipole Fiddle Fest

    “In this era of coronavirus Colin's music and Celtic Fiddle course are like a rainbow on a persistently rainy day!"

    Meg Pilkington, Australia

    What's In The Course?

    High Quality Video Training. View Samples Below

    Colin MacLeod Celtic Fiddle Guru Resipole Fiddle Fest
    • It's a 6 week course - attend
      when it is convenient for you
    • We cover techniques to help
      you develop the skills of playing
      Celtic fiddle tunes by ear
    • Q&A sessions, homework
      reviews and replays
    • Techniques applied to tunes
    • And homework - if you wish
      you can submit it

    “Colin not only taught several pieces of music to a
    group of fiddle players of a wide range of ages and abilities,
    but had the audience smiling and singing as well.

    Even the most musically shy of us were playing and
    moving around the stage to the rhythm of the music.

    Colin's love for Celtic music is contagious! Thank you Colin.

    I had so much fun - can't wait to do it again!”

    Sarah O'Brien, USA

    Who's This For?

    Colin MacLeod, Celtic Fiddle, On The Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland

    This is for you if you

    • are a violin player at beginner level
    • are an established player who might like to change from playing 'sheet' music to 'playing by ear.'
    • are a Celtic fiddle player who has only been playing with 'sheet' music and wishes to play Celtic fiddle tunes by ear
    • perhaps play a melody instrument e.g. mandolin
    • might like to have more fun when joining in a Celtic music session anywhere in the world

    School of Celtic Fiddle Mastery Daily Celtic Music Session
    • We know that students are always keen to learn new things and explore new knowledge.  At Celtic Fiddle Guru we are passionate about providing interested students of all age groups, from beginners to advanced, and from all walks of life, with an easy way to enjoy the benefits of playing music from the heart.
    • We all know that the enthusiasm with which we pick up an instrument for the first time, with visions of playing like a master, are quickly squashed when we quickly realise that it takes time to master the skill of playing effortlessly.
    • Musicians spend years in the trenches of playing repetitive scales, and finally their favourite tunes albeit mechanically from sheet music.  And then one day, miraculously it seems, they are playing at one with the music.
    • We have developed the Celtic Fiddle Play by Ear 6 week online course to help students interested in learning Celtic Fiddle experience playing from the heart by the time they finish.

    “Colin had promised to surpass each
    of our expectations.

    He delivered on that for me and
    my violin is talking more eloquently and
    passionately than before.”

    Richard Gray, Australia

    Gut's Violin To Illustrate Improv

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What if I am too busy with my daily schedule?

    The tunes, videos and their recordings can be accessed 24 hours a day so that the Celtic fiddle play by ear course can fit in with your daily schedule.

    2. What if I have only played a few tunes by ear?

    This course will provide you with the tools to play a lot more tunes by ear and have fun in the process!

    3. What if I can read sheet music?

    The Celtic fiddle play by ear course will help to put more passion and emotion into the playing of the music and provide different tools for ways to learn music.

    4. What if I don't have time to complete this course?

    The course materials are available online 24 hours a day to fit in with your lifestyle and work patterns and also broken down into small chunks for bite sized consumption. There are also fortnightly Q&A sessions to answer any questions.

    5. What if I am inspired to join in a local Celtic music session before I complete the course?

    As a result of the knowledge you are building in the Celtic fiddle play by ear course, you will be able to have even more fun joining with everyone at a local Celtic music session.

    6. When can I start the course?

    New course groups start in the first week of each month.  Students work at their own pace through the weekly video lessons, and every second week we have a live streamed Q&A where you can get feedback directly from  the instructor.  The Q&A classes are also available on replay, and while it would be great to see you, you do not need to attend.  Theoretically, if attending the Q&A sessions is not important to you, you could start at any time.

    30 day Money Back guarantee

    7. Is There A Refund Policy?

    Students who follow along with the program, go through all the materials and actively take part in their learning experience are delighted with the course, and have more fun in playing Celtic fiddle by ear.If you’re not satisfied with the course after 30 days, you can email us to request a full refund. No questions asked.

    “Colin's workshop was so enjoyable. 

    He really connected all the fiddlers together as well as the audience. 

    He encouraged us all to bring life to the music with our whole bodies, pushed us to move out of our comfort zone, and taught us to move with the music.

    His manner of teaching took into account all levels of fiddlers so that everyone could participate, learn, and enjoy.”

    Joanna Johnson, USA