Category Archives: Afternoon Session

Intermediate/Advance Fiddle – Ruthie Dornfeld PM

Prerequisites: Have a few years of fiddling behind you, and know at least a couple dozen tunes by heart. Be comfortable in the keys of D, G, and A.  Have experience learning by ear. Styles/tunes taught:  A variety of North American fiddle tunes, possibly including a few tunes from north and south of the US […]

Fiddle Tunes for Frets – Shawn Hughes PM

Tired of playing just backup guitar?  Do you play mandolin and would love to play some more duos with guitars and fiddle?  This may be your class! In this class I will be teaching fiddle tunes on Mandolin and Guitar.  We will be learning some harmonies and other things to help you play with someone […]

Advanced/Beginning Fiddle – Denice Carter PM

Prerequisites: Able to (or interested in) learning by ear. Comfortable with and open to, instruction of fiddling basics and skills beyond those you may have experienced before. Styles/tunes taught: Tunes taught are tailored to each groups skill development needs.  Old Time tunes taught as a vehicle to work into Texas Style.  Twin swing may also […]

Beginning Guitar – Carolyn Huguenin

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of the guitar, string names, and how to hold a pick. Materials Needed: Picks, tuner, notebook, and a recording device. A music stand might be helpful but not necessary. This class is for those interested in learning to back up fiddle players. However, the class can also be used to gain basic […]

Intermediate Fiddle – Sheila Wright – PM Class

Tunes will begin on a level comparable to Arkansas Traveler, Me & My Fiddle, Ramona Waltz, Dreamers Waltz, and Pig Ankle Rag. In addition to some great new tunes, we’ll also be learning more about bowing, triplets, positions, double stops, and adding “pizzazz” to your playing.  We’ll also touch on basic theory to help you […]

Beginning Swing Guitar – Pam Borso – PM Class

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with playing chords smoothly.  You will be learning all new chords if you have never played closed, swing chords before. Styles/tunes taught: Traditional swing tunes, Western swing tunes, some rags, blues and country tunes Course objectives:  Want to unravel the circle of 4ths and 5ths? This introduction to Swing Guitar will teach […]

Advanced Mandolin – Tom Moran – PM Class

Be able to comfortably play the melody to several fiddle tunes that occur in different keys. Basic understanding of chord progressions, chords and rhythm playing.  A rudimentary knowledge of music theory is helpful but not required. The emphasis will be on (1) adding to your repertoire of tunes from old time, bluegrass, and other traditions […]

Intermediate Mandolin – Isaac Callender – PM Class

Knowledge of basic chord shapes and simple melodies. In this course we will explore moveable chord shapes, some common bluegrass and old time melodies and how to take your backup and lead playing to the next level. We will cover right and left hand techniques and how to apply those to your existing repertoire. Tunes […]