Raised in a small town in Maine and now living in Vermont, fiddler/singer Lissa Schneckenburger grew up with music. She began playing fiddle at an early age, inspired by her parent’s interest in folk music. In 2001 she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation. She has been composing, recording, performing, and teaching music around the world ever since. She has recorded six solo albums, Thunder in My Arms, Lissa Schneckenburger, Song, Dance, Covers, and Different Games, as well as albums with the bands Halali and Low Lilly and a duo record with pianist Bruce Rosen. Her class on the basic fundamentals of how to learn by ear has been in demand at festivals, music camps, and workshops for the last 20 years.
“To me, music creates community,” Lissa says. “Music is what people sing along to, dance to, fall in love to. Music brings people together. It is part of all of us, and it’s an honor to have the chance to experience it with others.”Lissa Schneckenburger teaches: