Category Archives: Morning Session

Lower Intermediate Fiddle – Sheila Wright – AM Class

Student should have a basic understanding of common fiddle tunes; like or similar to Tennessee Waltz, Swallowtail Jig, and Red Wing. I teach with notes, tab, and by ear.  I will teach some really fun tunes that can be mastered quickly and played at jams, as well as tunes that will require a bit more […]

Intermediate Guitar – Pam Borso – AM Class

Prerequisites: Ability to play basic chord formations in A, C, D, E, & G comfortably. Styles/tunes taught:  Most fiddle tunes: Hoedowns, Jigs, Waltzes, Rags, and others. Course objectives: We will learn bass runs from the beginning including 1,2,3,4, & 5 note runs into other chords in all the basic keys.  We will explore dynamics of […]

Beginning Guitar – Shawn Hughes – AM Class

Necessities: Guitar and picks, tuner, pen or pencil, recording device (phone works), notebook. In this class we will learn the basics of the guitar as well as learning basic chords to play fiddle and bluegrass tunes.  We will also learn how to play and jam when you’re first learning to play guitar.  This is a beginning class so no pressure […]

Intermediate Fiddle – Mabel Vogt – AM Class

Students will learn tunes in a variety of keys and styles, reviewing  scales and arpeggios based on the chord structure for each.  Sound recordings with backup will be available, as well as transcribed sheet music.   The written music won’t be used in class, since this is a valuable opportunity to practice learning “by ear”, […]

Beginning Fiddle – Leah Brass – AM Class

Let’s learn to LOVE the fiddle! We will cover correct right and left hand posture to get the most tone we can out of those little fiddles. Simple tunes will be taught as stepping stones to bigger and better tunes. Tunes will be given in tablature. A recording of tunes taught will also be given […]

Intermediate Fiddle – Louise Steinway – AM Class

This class is for students who feel comfortable playing a variety of basic fiddle tunes in a jam or on stage. Style/tunes taught: Canadian and American Old-time, Scottish and Bluegrass. Our objectives will be to help you expand your repertoire of standard fiddle tunes AND attempt a few challenge tunes.  The repertoire of standard tunes […]

Intermediate Mandolin – Tom Moran – AM Class

For this class, be able to comfortably play the melody and the backup rhythm to several fiddle tunes that occur in different keys. After a review of the basic techniques, the emphasis will be on (1) adding to your repertoire of tunes from the old time and bluegrass traditions and (2) exploring ideas that will […]

Intermediate/Advanced Fiddle – Isaac Callender – AM Class

Be comfortable leading tunes, have a basic understanding of scales and chords and be flexible in learning tunes by ear and a willingness/desire to improvise. In this course we will be learning tunes mainly by ear with music available at the end of the week if requested. We’ll be covering some Bluegrass, Old-Time, Texas Style […]