Marissa Waite: your tutor.
Hey! I’m Marissa, and I created Modern Bodhrán to fill a space in the online world and build a community for people who want to learn the bodhrán.
I’ve been playing music since I was 10 years old and have a BA Scottish Music from the RCS in Glasgow, where I studied the bodhrán with the amazing Martin O’Neill. I have over 10 years of experience teaching the bodhrán to players of all ages and levels of experience, and have spent a lot of time teaching the techniques and style of playing that I’ve worked on for years. Any of my students will tell you that I have sheets upon sheets of bodhrán exercises and lessons that I hand out in my classes, and I really wanted to make the most of all the experience and resources that I’ve already built to help make the bodhrán accessible for people of all levels all across the world.
Over 10 years of experience teaching the bodhrán to individuals and groups of all experience and ability.
Recorded on numerous albums and toured as part of several bands extensively across North America and Europe.
Newly released online bodhrán courses for players of all levels. These three levels serve as the foundation of Modern Bodhrán.