"Macy Kienbaum has been playing fiddle for most of her life and has learned from the best in the nation including the Ludiker family, Andrew Wilson, Katrina Nicolayeff and Jacie Sites to name very few and has been vocally coached by Sara Brown and Dannie Lynn Plummer. She uses her versatile acoustic-electric guitar, ukulele and mandolin skills to back her voice up and bring her music to life at your venue!
Macy expressed a strong interest in music from the time she was about age 3, sitting on the front porch listening to the neighbor play her fiddle. At age 4, Macy began taking fiddle lessons from Jaydean Ludiker and by age 5 she was competing in the "Small-Fry" division at the Northwest Regional Fiddle Competition. At age 9 she was recruited by a multi-generational Bluegrass band called "The Afterthoughts" to play and sing with them. She certainly was not shy! Over time, she developed into a skilled performer.
She picked up the mandolin, guitar, ukulele, piano, viola, bass, cello and tenor guitar and then decided that she knew enough instruments to branch out on her own and began doing solo performances and teaching music lessons."
Macy has successfully taught a wide array of students ranging from ages 4 to 70 over the last 7 years of her teaching career. Ask about testimonials!
~Ludiker Strings Teaching Certification~
~Eastern Washington University's 5-credit Music in the Humanities course for music teaching, theory and history.~
~Spokane Community College's 5-credit Intro to Psychology course for learning the human brain.~
~Years of volunteer work at Providence St. Joseph's Long Term Care and Nursing Home.~
Macy has won and placed in many fiddle contests, band contests and talent shows and continues to progress.
Some of her favorite performances include being chosen to perform the National Anthem at Relay For Life, entertaining the elderly at the local long-term care facilities and playing for numerous weddings and other various events and festivals like the Spokane and Seattle Folk Life Festivals.