Malinda Fields has played violin/fiddle for twenty-nine years. She studied Music Ed at U.T. Knoxville and Violin Performance at MTSU. She transferred to Martin Methodist College with a full scholarship as a member of Richland Creek bluegrass band, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in English.
She played in the Nashville Youth Symphony and competed in fiddle festivals throughout Middle Tennessee - consistently placing in the top four. Malinda currently plays with an acoustic Americana group called Roam County Radio and, a fiddle/banjo duo called Good Medicine. She is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and co-creative director for both groups. Malinda was trained both classically and as a fiddle player. This extensive private training was infused with improvisational techniques.
Malinda has a passion for tailoring her lessons to the individual student and enjoys teaching many different styles based on the player’s developing interests. Her instruction can range from Canon in D, to popular music and video game theme songs. Malinda says that her goal has always been to teach, understand, love, and learn along with her students as they live their own musical journeys.