Adam DeGraff's spirit of exploration and curiosity are contagious. If you want to bring your violin technique and technology into the 21st century -- and have a lot of fun along the way -- here is your man!”

— Laurie Niles, founder

A Suzuki kid, turned high school orchestra concertmaster, turned conservatory student, turned violin teacher, turned first chair professional orchestra musician. I thought I had done it all. That was, until I fell in love with rock violin. Ten years later, I've sort of figured it out.

Alternative violin techniques like chops and grooves, amplifying your stringed instrument, improvising, figuring out the complex world of amps, pedals, loopers, pickups, mixers, equalizers – all so I could play the violin like the rock instrument it was meant to be. These are the things I have been obsessing with for the last decade.

Let me help you and your string students cut through the learning curve. Let me teach you how to take what you are already good at and apply it to the world of rock. Good news is you are already most of the way there.

String program coordinator references available upon request.