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IGNITING A LIFELONG

LOVE OF MUSIC


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ABOUT DEBBIE

Debbie Miles is an engaging violinist known for her warm sound.

As a violin teacher she brings an enthusiastic approach along with a passion for music. 
She holds a Master of Arts in Classical String Performance from University of Limerick in Ireland

and over 30 years of teaching and performing experience.


Debbie is a versatile performer of classical violin, fiddle, folk and pop music. 

She toured across Canada as a back up violinist for artists such as Anne Murray and Sons of Maxwell

(playing on a festival stage to 30,000 opening for Keith Urban).

Debbie has recorded a variety of studio sessions from a Barry’s Tea commercial in Ireland

to playing for solo artist Dave Carroll.

Debbie has performed with orchestras including Symphony Nova Scotia and

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and with string quartets across Ireland and Scotland.

Debbie has an affinity for the North. She began her early career as concertmaster of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra in Northern Ontario. For over 19 years she has taught fiddle groups at the Iqaluit Music Camp in the Arctic where she has also led school workshops through National Arts Centre ‘Arts Alive’.

Debbie is a freelance violinist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia

where she teaches violin lessons and lively group classes using her own innovative music arrangements.

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PERFORMANCE

CLASSICAL VIOLIN / POP MUSIC / FIDDLE / ROCK / JAZZ / COUNTRY / FOLK  & MORE!

“...and in particular, the solos from violinist Debbie Miles were a highlight.”    

~The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland newspaper)


"For 20 years,  I have had the pleasure of hiring Debbie Miles on occasions where a big show afforded us the opportunity to grow the band and deepen our impact.  When we're able to make our music sound as rich as we'd like others to hear it, we call Debbie.  She has the ability to support songs with her classical training but, just as easily, Debbie can switch to a fiddling style if that is what serves the song.   Debbie is a true professional and has a clear and contagious passion for music. I would add that her attention to detail and a desire to add value is rivalled only by her unforgettable laugh."

~Dave Carroll

Sons of Maxwell

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WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Live music featuring Solo Violin or Violin/Piano Duo :

  • Live music custom designed to make your wedding ceremony truly special and unique.

  • Add a touch of pizzazz to your corporate events with live background music.

  • Have our Violin/Piano Duo play for your business (or private) holiday party or dinner with your choice of music styles and/or festive holiday music. ​​​​​

  • All styles of music available from Vivaldi to The Beatles, from Celtic fiddle to jazz songs to Elton John or Taylor Swift                                                                 

  • Solo Violin (or fiddle) or Violin/Piano Duo available                                                                                                        

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CONCERTS & RECORDING

Debbie is available for hire for gigs & concerts including :

  • ​Unaccompanied Solo: classical, fiddle, folk, pop & more

  • Collaborative Solo: soloist accompanying choirs & other groups

  • Duo : violin (or fiddle) with piano (keyboard) 

  • Classical Ensembles: string quartets, orchestras

  • Back-up Player: violin or fiddle with bands & solo artists

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  • Studio Session Musician : recording sessions - violin or string sections /quartet

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TEACHING

*PLEASE NOTE*: Debbie’s teaching schedule is full at the moment.

(Keep an eye on this space for updates on availability)


Classical Violin & Fiddle & Contemporary Pop & more

All Ages - Children, Teens & Adults

All Levels - Beginner to Advanced

Individual or Group Lessons


Debbie Miles guides her students' development with creative ideas, a sense of humour and joy of making music along with 30+ years of teaching experience.


Debbie is passionate about teaching because she wants more people of all ages to feel the emotional fulfillment from playing the violin that she is so grateful to experience.

This is why she teaches .

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ONLINE LESSONS

Live Video Call

To any location worldwide 

  •  Zoom or FaceTime available


  • ​ Learn violin or fiddle from the  comfort of your own home 


  • ​Flexibility in scheduling  


  • CHILDREN & ADULT STUDENTS 



HOME DELIVERY LESSONS

* Premium Specialty Service *

Bicycled to your front door!

Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • ​Avoid traffic, travel & waiting times

  • Ultimate convenience of lesson at your home 

  • Debbie bicycles the lesson to you!

  • CHILDREN & ADULT STUDENTS 

PRIVATE LESSONS

In person (or online hybrid)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

 Lessons offered through:

  • Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

                         OR​  

  •  Debbie's private home studio​​


  • CHILDREN & ADULT STUDENTS


Various options available:

  • 1 on 1 lesson (adult or teen or child)

  • Child with parent or grandparent 

  • Shared with sibling or friend

  • GROUP LESSONS may be available

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CONTACT DEBBIE

Looking for more info on live music for your wedding, special event, party or corporate event?

Please drop me a note below!

(Please include the location, date & time of your event. Thank you!)

Thanks for contacting me!

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