• Frequently Asked Questions

    The Folk Music Academy is an online service where you can learn from some of the best folk musicians in the Nordic Countries. All the instructors have recorded 10-15 tunes plus an interview and a music video. You will also find videos about basic and more advanced techniques, rhythm, bowing patterns, etc.

    We are having Zoom workshops with teachers from the site every other week. More events are in the works.

    You sign up to one of our subscription plans (1, 3, 6 or 12 months) and you´re good to go. When you sign up, you will get access to all the locked material on the website. 
    € 40 every 1 month
    € 90 every 3 months (€ 30/month)
    € 150 every 6 months (€ 25/month) 
    € 240 per year (€ 20/month)

    You will then get access to all the courses on the site.
    After you are logged in, you will find a user menu in the top right corner. When you click on your name a menu will open. Choose ‘Membership:

    Click on 'membership' in the user menu

    You will then see an overview of your current membership subscription:

    Overview of your current membership

    If you want to upgrade, downgrade or cancel your membership, you click on the big orange button.
    You will then be taken to a page of our payment provider (Stripe):

    Page where you can change your subscription and download invoices

    Here you can:
    • Change your current membership subscription
    • View and download invoices of your payments
    • Cancel your membership subscription

    N.B.: If you are done, you can go back to the Folk Music Academy by clicking on the our logo and name in the top left corner or on the 'Return to The Folk Music Academy' link.

    There are some free lessons on each course that you can check out. When you get a subscription you will get access to all the courses.

    Yes. Send an email to with a photo of your student card and details about where you are a student and how long you will study there. 

    It is really very simple. You just press play and then you can choose to use the full-screen option if you want. There is also speed control and chapters on each video so that you can go back or forward quickly.

    Check out this in-depth help article about the Video Player.

    Help Article - Chapters

    We are developing a looping function so that you can create your own loops and really dig into the music.

    Yes, depending on the number of students.
    Send an email to and we'll get back to you with details. 
    To get access to all the videos you will have to Sign Up for a subscription, then you will get access to all the courses on the site.

    We are working very hard on filming and editing new material. When a new course is released, you will find at least three videos. Our goal is to create the best videos for learning and this takes some time. Our goal is to release about 10+ new courses every year. We release 1-3 new lessons every week, so you will always have something new to learn! 
    Yes. We have a special "Folk Fiddle for Beginners" course. (More beginner courses coming)

    You will find some tunes at the beginner level in most of the courses. For example; “How to tune the hardanger fiddle”.  All instructors have recorded tunes for different levels. All videos are shot from multiple angles, and the instructors go through the tunes down to the last detail. It's also possible to rewind, loop (will be released soon), and slow down the videos, so you can adjust the speed to your progress. So even if you are a beginner there is a lot to learn from these videos. 
    Absolutely! Send an email to with the name of the musician, links to music/video and some words about why you want this instructor to be a part of The Folk Music Academy.
    We got you, here is a video where Olav explains exactly that: How to Tune the Hardanger Fiddle
    Hey, you're in luck, we have an article explaining this. Check it out!

    Help Article - The Chord & Button Helper
    The courses are all in English. We intend to release courses in other languages and to add subtitles in the future.


    You can always contact us if you have a question or a problem. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

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