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Fiddle Schools, Camps & Instruction

  • Rockey Mountain Fiddle Camp

    Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp is located in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. The camp has been around for more than 10 years and is staffed with world class musicians. They offer day classes with night time activities. The camp is open to old and young alike. Registration is available on line.
  • Fiddler's Retreat

    The Fiddlers Retreat is located in beautiful Ireland. The school is a traditional Irish music and Culture School. They have many courses to choose from . The list of courses includes such titles as Appreciation and The Irish Fiddle Course. They offer three and six night packages which include traditional Irish meals.
  • Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School

    Alasdair Fraser, Director of the camp, is in demand as a concert artist, dance fiddler and fiddle teacher throughout his native Scotland and the United States. As an Artist in Residence at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow for the past several years, he excels in traditional Scottish fiddling and creating new music that remains true to that tradition. The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School in the northern California redwoods invites you to a week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland.
  • Maine Fiddle Camp

    Maine Fiddle Camp is an outdoor Maine summer camp experience. The camp is about playing music and learning tunes, and being able to play and enjoy those tunes with other people whatever your level of experience or ability. Before camp, each camper receives a Fiddlecamp CD for that year, with several tunes for listening and learning, as well as sheet music for some of them. In the evenings there are concerts, dances, coffeehouses and variety shows by both staff and campers.
  • Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camps

    JJay Ungar's and Molly Mason's Fiddle & Dance Camps have been held each year since 1980 at Ashokan, a field campus of the State University of New York in the Catskill Mountains. Each week offers classes in dance, instrumental music, and singing at a wide variety of experience levels, as well as jam sessions, dances, song sessions and more. Participants create their own daily schedule focusing on their personal interests in music, dance or both. You're welcome to attend any classes and workshops that are appropriate for your level of skill or that you'd just like to observe. There's no need to pre-register for specific classes.
  • Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp

    Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp in northern California invites you to a week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland and beyond. The camp will be held at Shady Creek Camp on the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, CA. Additional classes are offered in guitar, cello, keyboard, dance, song and percussion, as well as recreational opportunities such as arts and crafts, swimming, hiking etc.
  • Mr. Fiddle

    Mr.Fiddle.com offers free online lessons for many stringed instruments including the fiddle. Here you will find printable chord diagrams and streaming Quicktime lesson movies. Parents will need to help younger students to get the best results. Even older students will benefit from a parent checking and comparing the student's practice to the example files. Pages are translatable into Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and other languages.
  • Fiddle Jam

    Fiddle Jam is an educational music method teaching the art of improvisation to violinists (viola and cello too). The instructional tutorial takes a fun and relaxing approach to learning the fiddle. You can sample the program on line prior to purchasing.
  • Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School

    Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School is a residential camp for all ages, all instruments, all levels, with emphasis on traditional Scottish tunes for fiddle. Fees include 7 overnights in comfortable dorm rooms, all meals, music instruction, parties, concerts, ferry service to the island, and limitless Scottish fiddle enjoyment. In addition to fiddle classes on five levels, piano and a third instrument, they feature jam sessions, student-led tune and technique sessions, dancing for all with sit-in bands, and a celebrated Visitors Day.
  • Picking Up Fiddle Tunes by Ear

    Offers tips on how to determine the key by ear alone, determine the rhythm, determine the structure, playing along, etiquette in jam sessions, and much more.