Providers of Online Lessons

Below are provider that we are aware of who provides lessons online. We are providing this contact as a service to the nyckelharpa community. We do not benefit directly from listing any providers. If you are a teacher willing to give online lessons and want to be added to this page, please contact us.

Bronwyn Bird

Bronwyn Bird specializes in teaching the Nyckelharpa (Swedish Keyed Fiddle). She received her musical training from the Eric Sahlström Institute (Tobo, Sweden) and Berklee College of Music (Boston). As a performer, Bronwyn has played across the United States and in parts of Europe. Bronwyn teaches in the  musical styles of traditional Scandinavian and American folk. 

In addition to her training, Bronwyn also built her own instrument and she is the first American Nyckelharpist to win the Samspelsmedaljen (Gold Medal for Twin Performance). Bronwyn currently runs a music school called the Birdhouse Center for the Arts, in Lambertville NJ.

For more information about private Zoom or Skype lessons, please call or email: 215.534.3571; birdhousecenter[at]


Emilia Amper (Sweden) started playing the nyckelharpa at the age of 10. She has two Bachelors and one Master Degree in Swedish traditional music and currently teaches at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She tours regularly, giving concerts around the world. For more information about Emilia, see her website.

She can be contacted for Skype or Zoom lessons via email: emiliaamper[at]


Didier François is a well known and respected Nyckelharpa player. Since the 90's he has been of the prominent players that has evolved the Nyckelharpa and Nyckelharpa music outside Sweden.

He is teaching the Nyckelharpa at the conservatory of Mechelen, the Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli in Italy and at the Akademie Burg Fürsteneck in Germany. He is also a member of the Cadence and Encore projects supported by the European Commission.

Didier conducts seminars and workshops on relaxation technique based on the Belgian violin school of Arthur Grumiaux: relaxed and fluid movements for beauty of sound, freedom of expression and avoidance of tendinitis.

You can contace Didier through his website.


Bruce Sagan has been playing nyckelharpa since the early 80s and has studied with some of the foremost players from Sweden including Leif Alpsjö, Peter Hedlund, and Olov Johansson. Twice he was asked to showcase the instrument at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. His four CDs have garnered critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. He has taught and performed at various venues throughout the US including Scandinavian Week at Buffalo Gap (which he helped found), Northern Week at Ashokan, and NEFFA (the New England Folk Festival Association weekend).

For more information about Bruce, visit his website. Bruce can be contacted for lessons via email bsagan[at]

(Page last updated on 01/03/2023)