Kaden Hurst grew up in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, where he began his musical education in both western classical music and american and scottish fiddle music. Kaden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mandolin Performance from Regis University in Denver Colorado, where he studied under 2016 National Mandolin Champion Jordan Ramsey. As a performer and composer, Kaden takes influence from the natural world and folk music from the Americas.

As a teacher, Kaden’s approach incorporates a deep knowledge of mandolin technique and history, the music theory and musicology underlying american folk music, and empathy for students at any level of mandolin knowledge.

Kaden currently works as a music teacher and performer based out of Portland Oregon. His interests include the intermingling of folk and art musics, juggling, and the unreasonably compelling nature of fiddle tunes.