"From the very first instance I was amazed at how this American-born fiddler had
such a well-developed understanding of the style of Swedish folk music...He is an
enthusiastic and joyful musician."

--Lars Johanson
Former Director, The Nordic Dancers of Washington, DC
"Excellent playing, really excellent playing."

--Ben Stein
Actor, Game Show Host, Speech Writer, etc.
"Paul Carlson is an extraordinarily talented musician and
teacher...I can testify personally that he has helped
me--someone whose days of formal music training are long
past--to improve my playing significantly and surprisingly."

--Christine Kalke
Director, The Nordic Dancers of Washington, DC
"NO ONE WILL EVER BE AS TERRIFIC FOR ME AS YOU. I mean that! You made the
violin mean fun to me. No other teacher came close."

--Jeanie M.

Hello and thank you for visiting my website! My name is Paul
Carlson. I'm a violin/fiddle teacher and performer. I play Nordic and
Celtic fiddle and classical violin.

Please read this great article about me on the Examiner.com:

Getting Familiar with Paul Carlson

I have completed Suzuki Violin Method teacher training under
master teacher Ronda Cole. I have also returned from three weeks
in Finland attending the Nordlek and Kaustinen Folk Music
Festivals. My thanks to the Finlandia Foundation and the American
Scandinavian Association for their generous grants which made this
trip possible.
(703) 532-6727