Allen Hood’s Profile
Allen Hood has been playing Old Time Appalachian style fiddle music for over 30 years. He continues to explore the full range of the Violin, including bluegrass, Irish, regional American and European folk, and contemporary fiddle music. Allen teaches violin / fiddle primarily with a play by ear method, with a secondary focus on music theory and finger-to-note recognition, depending on student interest and ability.
Allen Hood teaches beginner to advanced fiddle, with a background of music theory, intonation, double stops, and bowing styles.
While the emphasis is on southern Appalachian fiddle tunes, interested students can get exposure to regional American, Irish, European, bluegrass or contemporary fiddle styles.
Also Allen has experience teaching special needs students such as the Visually Impaired, or the Blind Student.
Allen Hood was the Official State of Florida Old Time Fiddle Contest champion in 2006 and 2010. He has taught and coached three 1st place contest winners at the state contest and at the Florida Old Time Music Championships in Dade City.