Cindy Miles, Miles Music, Lear Old-Time Fiddle

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A little bit about us

The Gilliam Fiddlers in 1987
Amy, Wendy, Cindy, Chip
Cindy (Gilliam) Miles began playing the fiddle at the age of 12 after her younger sister, Wendy, started taking fiddle lessons from a local fiddle instructor. Eventually, Cindy and her three younger siblings were playing and performing together. Cindy has been a fiddle and piano instructor since 1983, teaching people of all ages to play. She has competed in fiddle contests and performed throughout the Northwestern United States and British Columbia, winning numerous awards. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Idaho in 1992 and holds an Idaho Teacher's Certificate. Cindy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.
The fiddling method in the Old-Time Fiddling series was developed over many years of teaching by Cindy and her sister, Amy Carwile.  The idea of writing fiddle instruction books began when some of Cindy and Amy's students expressed an interest in teaching.  Cindy and Amy wanted to pass on their teaching method and materials in an organized, concise manner, enabling their students to teach successfully.  Amy and her husband, Daniel Carwile,,  are a tremendous help in developing and reviewing materials.

Miles Music is a family business. The older children care for the younger children allowing Russel and Cindy time for Miles Music. Cindy writes the books and plays the instruments on the CDís. Russel is the audio engineer, marketing director, web designer, graphic artist, and publisher.  

Miles Music has been publishing the Old-Time Fiddling series since introducing Book One in 2000. Over 3000 copies have been sold to music stores, fiddle instructors, and people of all ages across the United States and Canada.

The Miles Family in 2006
Christina, Jonathan, Emily, Cindy, Russel, Jeremy

Weippe Prairie in May

Miles Music is located in north central Idaho on the beautiful Weippe Prairie near the small town of Weippe. Russel and Cindy, along with their four children, enjoy making music on the ranch that Russelís family has owned since 1949.



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