Music Teachers

Atlanta Irish Music School – Teaching traditional Irish music to children and teens – fiddle, flute, whistle, pipes & piano lessons. Ceili dances, concerts and summer Celtic Camp. Katherine Irwin Thomas, school Director. Home of award winning Atlanta Junior Ceili Band. See: or Email, or call 678-372-9494.

band_photo_elise_witt (1)Elise Witt is a world class Singer and Teaching Artist who gives singing lessons here in the Atlanta Area – groups, workshops, everything! Elise teaches classes and workshops on “Singing For Fun”, “Vocal Improvisation”, “World Harmony”, “Community Sing” and much more.

Please see for class descriptions and schedules, special events, and general information. Call 404-297-8398.

frank-hamiltonFrank for song workshops: Learning to play a variety of music in the folk tradition with appropriate accompaniments for songs in a social setting. Also, actively seeking students in guitar, banjo, music theory, mandolin, autoharp, and acoustic and electric jazz guitar.

Jan Smith offers old time fiddle lessons. Patient teacher with 30 years experience playing for contra dances, parties and weddings offers old-time fiddle lessons to adults of any level, Candler Park location:

Jim culliton_0Jim Culliton offers lessons on Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, and Bass with emphasis on playing by ear ! A CD recording of your lesson is included. Style, Technique, Musicianship, and jamming for beginners to advanced. Contact:

band_photo_bella_issakovaBella Issakova – Irish and Classical fiddle. Violinist Bella Issakova recently arrived to Atlanta from Los Angeles, CA, where she had a busy teaching and performing career. Since receiving her classical education in the Sofia Music School in Bulgaria, as well as Tel Aviv’s prestigious Thelma Yalin School, Ms Issakova has been a successful classical violinist. She has been involved with musical projects around the world and has shared the stage with Zubin Meta, Kurt Mazur, Krystian Zimmerman, Martin Chalifour, actors Angelica Houston, Noah Whyle, Sir Ben Kingsley and many others. She has performed with orchestras in Long Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara, CA, as well as in Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands and Mexico.

A chance encounter with Irish Traditional music in 2000 led her to travel to Ireland and study the music from the source, and since 2003 Ms Issakova has been regularly performing and teaching Irish music as well. She is also a Kerry Records Featured Artist, and performs with the Kerry Records troupe annually. Ms Issakova has a passion for teaching. She strives to make the learning process positive, reaffirming, and enriching and excels in tailoring her instruction to the specific needs of each individual student.

For lessons or performance, please contact Bella Issakova: (404) 926-6438.