Ellen Gawler


Ellen Gawler teaches fiddle.

Ellen Gawler  first picked up the fiddle at age 7.  She’s conversant in many styles, including Irish, Maritime, Quebecois, Shetland, and New England.

She has been a member of the Maine Country Dance Orchestra, Old Grey Goose, Trillium, Borovchani, Pine Hill Band, Village Harmony, Childsplay, and Ladies of the Lake. She also tours with her husband and 3 daughters as the Gawler Family.

Ellen has been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Master Artist/Apprenticeship Grant, to teach traditional Maine fiddling. As c0-founder of the Pineland Suzuki School, she directs the Pineland Fiddlers, an aspiring youth fiddle group who are dedicated to the traditional music of Main. Ellen is a Suzuki violin/fiddle teacher of 25 years, and continues to teach at Snow Pond School of the Arts, fiddle workshops, music camps and institutes and at her home in Belgrade.