Marjorie and Steve Gadd teach, both at Franklin in the Huon Valley and, at their studios at the Araluen School of Music in Bathurst St.

Marjorie also teaches at the Tarremah school, Kingston, Tas

Marjorie teaches violin, in classical and folk fiddle styles from elementary through to advanced. She also teaches beginners on a wide range of instruments including cello, and viola.

Steve teaches guitar, 5 string Banjo, mandolin and ukulele across a range of styles including, traditional fingerpicking and flat-picking, jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk styles and rock. Reading music, tab, theory and improvisation are all taught where required.

Both Steve and Marjorie teach on a four-term year basis. Each is in great demand as a teacher so it might help to book early in the year if you would like a premium spot in one of their teaching programs.


Just ring 03 6266 3446 or email Steve    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Band hire

  • Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble +

    This group is a large, fiddle-based community orchestra. With up to 20 fiddles, and several mandolins, guitars, accordians and cellos Read More
  • Steve and Marjorie Gadd +

    Steve Gadd Solo finger-style guitar Beautiful guitar in the styles of Leo Kotke, Tommy Emmanuel but also flamenco, celtic and Read More
  • Button Grass Serenade +

    Button Grass Serenade was previously known as Slap Dash with name being changed after some changes in the lineup. The Read More
  • As the Crow Flies +

    As The Crow Flies are a red hot three fiddle outfit backed by Double Bass and swinging guitar.Their music draws Read More
  • Czardas +

    Czardas are Erin Collins, vocals and accordion, Steve Gadd, guitar and Marjorie Gadd on fiddle. Steve and Marjorie work as Read More
  • Silkweed +

    ...moving, soulful, hauntingly beautiful Silkweed have established a reputation for their themed performances, whether for a refugee benefit or a Read More
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Shake Sugaree


Shake Sugaree began over a decade ago, when Peter Hicks, vocals, guitars, Dobro, mandolin and blues harp and Steve Gadd, vocal guitars, banjo and ukulele, got together to play a unique local mixture of blues, ragtime, swing and bluegrass music. The original duo took roots music styles and added local and contemporary references and a lot of anarchic whimsy.

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