Classically trained with a degree in music education, Tom Morley has performed professionally in almost every music genre over several decades, with a focus on and passion for Irish Traditional Music throughout the past 15 years, both as a performer and teacher. He performs as a soloist and with two groups: the Celtic/World music band, Mithril, (www.mithril.us) and the Irish folk duo, Banna de dhá (www.bannadedha.com).

As an Irish fiddler, Tom has made multiple trips to Ireland to perform and research traditional Irish music (studying with and playing alongside legendary fiddlers including Manus McGuire, Maurice Lennon, Liz Carroll, Kevin Burke, Frankie Gavin, and Gerry O'Connor). He teaches privately and at fiddle workshops and has taught Irish fiddling at the O'Connor String Camp in Charleston, SCOR Adult String Camps in Atlanta, and for the Boston area annual 3-day workshop event known as the Fiddle Hell Gathering. In 2013 he took his adult fiddle group, the Irish Trad Explorers, on a tour across Ireland, where they performed in community centers, churches, and pubs, often alongside top Irish musicians. He is a regular contributor to iFiddle digital magazine and is the author of two well-received fiddle books: the tutorial Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle (reviewed in Fiddler magazine, Irish Music magazine and the American String Teachers Assoc. Journal) and Fiddle Club Favorites, a collection of fun tunes for beginning players.

   





Regular contributor for iFiddle magazine, providing continuing series of video lessons & articles on Beginning Irish Fiddle

Irish Fiddle instructor for Fiddle Hell Gathering Massachusetts (2013-15), O'Connor String Method Camps (2011-14), Allegheny Mountain String Project, SCOR! Adult String Camps, Alabama Folk School

Irish Fiddle Workshop instructor on college & university campuses

Featured Educational Session Presenter at ASTA National Conference

Leads long-running local community Irish Trad Slow Sessions

• Private studio teaching classical violin & fiddle styles for 20 years

• Music Education degree from Ball State University

• Taught beginning strings, Jr. High & High School Orchestras, public school grades 5-12

• Taught applied violin lessons, string pedagogy classes at college level

• University ‘Road Scholar' lecturer on History of Fiddling in America

• String Quartet coach for youth symphony

• Performed Young Peoples' Concerts at hundreds of schools (with Silverwood Quartet)

• Has been featured as guest performer with symphonies across the U.S. (with Mithril)

• Has regularly performed as violinist for numerous symphonies & opera companies for over 25 years





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