About

Dr. Evelyn Osborne is a flexible teacher, performer and researcher who leads a varied artistic life full of musical and travelling adventures!

Suzuki Violin and Fiddle Teacher: Evelyn Osborne has been teaching violin and fiddle since 1993. From 1997-2002 she taught fiddle at Algonquin College in Ottawa. In 2004 she joined the St. John’s Suzuki Talent Education Program (STEP) faculty and served as STEP’s artistic director between 2006 and 2009. In 2011 and 2013 Osborne was the artistic director of the Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute (ACSI).

Evelyn is a highly qualified violin teacher and has completed both short-term and graduate level long-term violin pedagogical training from pre-twinkle through book 8 with internationally acclaimed teachers.  The graduate level courses were between the University of Ottawa and the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut.  Osborne has studied with Teri Einfeldt (US, SAA president), Alice Joy Lewis (US) and Helen Brunner (UK). She has also trained in Suzuki Early Childhood Education with Dorothy Jones (Canada).  In 2013, Evelyn was granted the Suzuki Association of the America’s (SAA) teacher training scholarship.

Performances & Workshops: With a great love of overland and train travel Evelyn has given Newfoundland fiddle and dance workshops on four continents. Osborne has also studied West African drumming in Ghana, Indian classical music in India and Irish fiddle at the Scoile Egise in Ireland.  She is a violinist and manager of the Terra Nova String Quartet and a member of the Spirit of Newfoundland.  As a fiddler, Evelyn most enjoys playing for dancers whenever there is a chance to throw back the rugs! Evelyn has a varied artistic life from organizing children’s art exhibits to collaborating with storytellers, belly dancers, circus artists and magicians. (see Links page)

Education & Research: Osborne holds an undergraduate degree in violin, a Masters of Arts in Canadian Studies/Ethnomusicology, and a PhD in Ethnomusicology. Evelyn’s widest research question is simply, “What is Newfoundland and Labrador music?”  Osborne publications include liner notes, scholarly website content, articles and book chapters. See http://mun.academia.edu/EvelynOsborne­ or the Research page.

Opportunities: Osborne teaches a small studio of violin and fiddle students, performs and does research contracts on a freelance basis. She will be accepting Skype students for the fall of 2013. Feel free to contact her regarding any opportunities in these areas.

Fun! We also keep ducks as pets for their entertaining personalities and for eggs.

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