Each meeting will include sharing, learning and jamming.
Sharing: Play a favorite fiddle tune or song for the group – alone or with others. Listen to learn.
Learn a Tune: We will split into smaller groups by level. Recordings of tunes are sent out in advance so that students can listen and get inspired. We teach the tunes by ear.
Jam! We’ll come back together as a full group and each student can start a tune. Those who know the tune, can join in.
Fall 2021 Class Schedule
Each club meeting will focus on a different style of fiddling.
September 25: Scottish
October 16: Swedish
November 13: Old Time
December 11: Irish
Performance time! Sometime in December or early January, we’ll plan a performance.
If you cannot attend all four sessions, you can pick your available dates on the registration form.
Session II club meetings will start up in January 2022 running to April or May
$100 for all four meetings. $25 per meeting. Advance registration required.
Open to All Ages and Levels
We’ll pre-screen new students to assist with placement. Students should be able to learn by ear. Pre-Screening is quick and easy, and helps us assess if you will fit into a group or might need additional preparation to be ready.
Here is a sampling our fiddlers from December 2017
New to Fiddle ?
Not sure if you are a fit? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you with a teacher who can help assess your level.
Fiddle Club, in addition to providing a fun opportunity for students to play together and make friends, is an outreach ensemble providing performance opportunities. Some weekend concert dates may be requested.
A great way to enjoy ensemble playing and work with a collaborative/congenial group of violinists without needing to make a significant scheduling commitment.
These groups generally perform at least once each season. This might include a performance at a school recital, an online pre-recorded performance, and sometimes an additional outreach, off-site performance.
In past years, we’ve been featured in concerts at Old Sturbridge Village, Worcester Art Museum, the Hanover Theatre, the Fitchburg Public Library Performing Arts Series, Mechanics Hall, at First Night Worcester, and for Pakachoag fundraising events.
Here’s is a sampling of a Spring 2016 performance.
Fiddling Around The World
There are many different styles of fiddling. Here is a web page that outlines some neat information on the vast array of fiddling styles.