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Rachel plays a John Silakowski 5-string fiddle. For information on how to purchase a Silakowski fiddle, e-mail rachelbaiman@gmail.com

Rachel enjoys teaching fiddle workshops and camps, and runs her own camp in the Chicago area each summer called Oak Park Fiddle Camp (oakparkfiddlecamp.com)

She has also taught at the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Alaska Folk Arts Camp and workshops at Wake Forest University and the Eastman School of Music among others.

Rachel's fiddle teaching bio available below:

 Well versed in a variety of fiddle traditions including Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish and Canadian styles, Rachel Baiman is a versatile and dynamic fiddle player. Originally from Chicago, Il Rachel is a winner of the Midwestern Fiddle Championships as well as a two time winner of the Illinois State fiddle Championship and a second place winner of the 2012 Nashville Grand Masters Fiddle Championship in the “Traditional Styles” category. Her love for folk and acoustic music inspired a move to Nashville in 2008, where she earned degrees in Music and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University.  In Nashville, she formed 5-string fiddle duo 10 String Symphony, with fellow fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer (of the Jerry Douglas Band). The pair continues to explore and innovate with duo fiddle arrangements for songs and tunes, their most recent album is produced by the great Kris Drever of LAU. She has toured extensively throughout the United States with 10 String Symphony, as well as with her own band, and has appeared at such festivals as Pickathon, ROMP, The Strawberry Music Festival, Merlefest and Blissfest, as well as International Festivals La Roche Bluegrass Festival (France), the Fringe Festival (Scotland), the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival (Australia), The Auckland Folk Festival (New Zealand), and the ArtisTree Festival (Hong Kong).  Rachel also enjoys teaching and runs her own week-long fiddle camp in the Chicago area. A recent review by LA's The Bluegrass Situation hailed her a “goose-bump-instigating talent”  In 2017, Rachel released her second solo album , “Shame”, which was featured on NPR music’s “Songs we Love”, and favorably reviewed by No Depression, Noisey, and called "A rootsy wake-up call" by Folk Alley.

 

 

 

 

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