Music and the Arts are for Everyone to Enjoy

Dr. Evelyn Osborne is passionate about how arts & culture improve our lives & connect us.

As an innovative music educator, a scholar, & a cross-disciplinary performer, Evelyn creates communities of creative people who share a joy of life long learning.

Osborne has worked with a wide variety of people, from infant/toddlers in playgroups to professional performers to elder tradition bearers in urban & remote communities. She has a strong personal mandate of community engagement through music education, performance & research.

Osborne is the founder and owner of the Fiddlehead Folklore Institute a folklore centre based in Hong Kong, with global reach, that promotes cultural education for both children and the wider public. Evelyn is pioneering her new music education approach called the Musical Village Method that uses a human experience perspective of centering creativity, culture, and community.

Music Educator

Founder of the Musical Village Method – a holistic, family and community minded music education approach which marries the best of classical music education with folk music and the human experience of cultural arts.

Osborne specializes in a unique combination of the Suzuki Method, Off-Schulwerk, Folk Music, Creative Ability Development (improvisation), and Music Together (world music for early childhood). Ages 1-100. ECE to University.

Be in touch about lessons in this unique approach at the Fiddlehead Folklore Institute in Hong Kong or online.


As an ethnomusicologist and folklorist, Dr. Osborne is interested in the intersections of music and place. Osborne’s specialty is in the fiddle music and folk song of the North Atlantic, and Irish vaudeville from New York. In particular, she examines how cultures interact with each other.

Other interests include folklore, childlore, music pedagogy/education, and Hong Kong. Dr. Osborne focuses on knowledge mobilization, connecting the public with research.


A flexible and collaborative performer, Osborne has worked with a wide variety of artists including circus performers, belly dancers, magicians, story tellers, classical and folk musicians-dancers.

Evelyn has taught and performed on four continents. She is both a fiddler and violinist.

Osborne is always open to new artistic collaborations. Feel free to contact her.

Creative Coach

Osborne believes that every human is creative. She works both with people seeking to enhance their creativity, rediscover that spark, and professional creatives already successfully working in their field.

Using NLP techniques and Time Line Therapy she can help with unblocking negative feelings, limiting beliefs, and fulfilling your creative potential.

Today’s work environment encourages specialization but Osborne believes our potential is in our whole selves. Her unique Life Portfolio can help you uncover the magnificent multiplicity that is YOU and how to find strengths and accomplishments you forgot you had!

Be in touch for a consultation.

Dr. Osborne is highly motivated, intelligent, enthusiastic, creative, dedicated, and has a huge commitment to Suzuki Method. Her extensive training and experience gives her a long-term view of the musical education of the infants in her classes. Like Suzuki Sensei, she is ever in search of the new idea which will make a good thing even better, while at the same time having the perspective that experience gives.”

Christina Smith – founder and former Artistic Director of the Suzuki Talent Education Program, Newfoundland, Canada

Get in Touch

I look forward to hearing from you.

fiddleheadfolklore AT gmail.com
(+852) 5500 1528
Mui Wo and Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong