Fiddle Band

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Come Fiddle!

This year of 2021-2022, we’re offering The Saturday Fiddle Club.

Fiddle Club Schedules & Tuition – 2021-2022

General Schedule

  • Saturdays 11:00 to 12:30
  • In Worcester at 10 Irving Street (All Saints Church)
  • Four gatherings for Fall 2021; with additional dates planned for Winter/Spring 2022
  • Open to all ages and levels starting at late Suzuki Book 1 * (and up)
  • Class size limited to 12

*If you take lessons but do not play out of a Suzuki method book, please email Amy@pakmusic.org.  Amy can help assess readiness for younger students.

Register Here

More About Fiddle Club

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

Tuition

$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 info@pakmusic.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.


Fiddle Faculty

Amy Matherly and Marilyn Butler.

What to Expect

Why Fiddle Club may be for You:

  • 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.