Stan Chapman is a renowned teacher and an accomplished fiddle player well known in musical circles. At an early age he progressed through the Toronto Conservatory violin and music theory programs, with his interest in the fiddle tradition coming from his father and uncle who were both fiddlers. Stan, now a retired elementary school music teacher, currently resides in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He has taught the Cape Breton style of fiddling for close to 40 years, both in private and group lessons to students like Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac. He has also directed the Cape Breton Fiddler’s Association and many youth groups in public performances. Stan has conducted fiddle workshops in Canada and the United States as well as having taught at the Gaelic College for many years. Presently a part time lecturer in Culture and Heritage at Cape Breton University in Sydney, he teaches a performance course in CB fiddling.