About the Author

Nate Olson has been fiddling for 25 years. He is currently the fiddle instructor at Brigham Young University (BYU) and works closely with the Folk Music Program there. The program includes performing groups that focus on Bluegrass, Appalachian, Early American and Celtic music styles. His students perform approximately one hundred times per year in all parts of the world including the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and North and South America.

Nate has transcribed hundreds of fiddle tunes in many genres including Celtic, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Bluegrass, Old-time and others, as well as many contest rounds. A competitive fiddler since his youth, he has won numerous awards and is a recent two-time Utah State Fiddle Champion. He holds a Music Education degree from BYU and a Masters of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan. He has toured the world as a fiddler in various ensembles, playing in countries such as South Korea, China, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.

Nate lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife Morgan and their son, Asher.