The Hartsbrook School

Mia Friedman, BM

High School Strings Ensemble

Mia Friedman graduated from New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation department in 2012. She has been teaching violin and traditional fiddle music in private and group settings for the past seven years, including being the lead teacher at an El Sistema inspired program in North Adams, and the director of an adult fiddle ensemble in Boston. Mia teaches middle and high school music through the Community Music School of Springfield. Her song “Across the Water” won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category, and she was the 2006 New Hampshire Highland Games Scottish Fiddle Champion. Mia tours the U.S. and abroad with Ari & Mia, highly acclaimed as New England’s Americana sister act.