Allegro Strings

Creations, restorations, repairs, sales and consignments of fine stringed instruments and bows. Creating since 1980.

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I’m a fiddler, singer, and music teacher. When I’m home, I’m in the improbably lovely community of Bellingham, Washington — but I’m often on the road with bands. I mostly play bluegrass and country, but I adore any chance to collaborate with indie rockers and jazz/swing players, too.

Since 1996*, I’ve been helping fiddlers** learn to make music they like, with people they like.

*Full disclosure: I included this date for those who want me to be old or experienced before they decide to trust me. I am one of those things but not the other.

**Do you call yourself a violinist instead? Welcome! As a folk musician who is also classically trained, I use the words “violin” and “fiddle” interchangeably. I default to “fiddle,” because I’m most often hired to play and teach bluegrass and country. But if you’re a rock, swing, or pop “violinist,” or aspire to be, I’m with you! You’re in the right place.

You can learn more about me and my teaching at

Fiddle Instruction Tuesdays 2:30-6:30

(360) 441-7894