Aisha Ivey earned her doctorate in music education from Florida State University. A champion fiddler, Aisha has won the Southeastern United States Scottish Fiddle Championship for ten years in a row and she has also won awards and ribbons for her Irish, Old-Time, and Scandinavian fiddling. She even won the award for ‘Best March’ at the 2010 National Scottish Fiddle Competition in Williamsburg, Virginia. Several of Aisha’s fiddle students have won awards at state, regional and national fiddle contests as well.
Aisha has studied with some of the world’s best fiddlers including Mark O’Connor, Eileen Ivers, Bonnie Rideout, Laura Risk, Brian Conway, James Kelly, Elke Baker and many others. She has taught privately and with music schools in Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee and she also teaches workshops and clinics around the region. She currently directs AZIZA! (a Middle Eastern music and dance group) and she started and teaches the Old Time Ensemble class at Florida State University. She has recorded several CD’s of traditional fiddle music with different musicians and she performs regularly at area festivals and concert venues. She served as the president of The Florida State Fiddlers Association from 2011-2015.