Category Archives: Morning Session

Intermediate Fiddle – Ruthie Dornfeld AM

Prerequisites:  This class is open to anyone who already has some experience on the violin, whether it’s one year or 20, and is comfortable in the keys of D, G, and A. I’ll be teaching by ear, so some experience learning that way would be helpful. Styles/tunes taught: You’ll learn a variety of tunes from […]

Banjo – Isaac Callender AM

We will be starting from scratch and learning the basics of Old-Time strumming styles and three finger picking. We will cover some basic tunings starting with standard G and its related chord shapes then progressing from there into other tunings and chord shapes. We will learn to play some basic melodies suitable for jamming with […]

Intermediate/Advanced Fiddle – Denice Carter AM

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 Fiddle – Carolyn Huguenin

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of your instrument and string names. Materials Needed: Size-appropriate fiddle, recording device(optional) & Music Stand. This class is for those who are just beginning their fiddle journey. We will go over correct hand and arm positions to make learning faster and easier. We will talk about how to get the best sound […]

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 Mandolin – Shawn Hughes – AM Class

Necessities: Mandolin and picks, tuner, pen or pencil, recording device (phone works), notebook. In this class we will learn the basics of the mandolin as well as learning basic chords and melodies to play fiddle and bluegrass tunes.  We will also learn how to play and jam when you’re first learning to play mandolin.  This is a beginning class so […]

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 […]