Summer Fiddle 2022 is a great way to meet other musicians and make new friends. Students, as a group, have fun through learning tunes and developing accompaniments for multiple styles including Scottish, Old Time, Irish and Swedish. Fiddlers / students roughly middle school on up, including adults, are welcome. Learning is by ear. Music reading not required.
Classes for the 4-week session will be held each Thursday from July 14 through August 4.
Summer 2022 fiddle classes will be in-person.
Fiddle I | Marilyn Butler, teacher
Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 pm (45-minutes) | July 14 – August 4
Fiddle I students must be at a playing level of Suzuki Book 2 or 3. Not familiar with the Suzuki method books? please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help assess your level.
Fiddle II | Amy Matherly, teacher
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm (60-minutes) | July 14 – August 4
Fiddle II students must have a minimum playing level of Suzuki Book 4. Not familiar with the Suzuki method books? please email email@example.com and we can help assess your level.
Location: 10 Irving Street (All Saints Church) | Worcester, MA | 2nd & 3rd Floors*
*If unable to use stairs, please contact Kristjon@pakmusic.org. The School may be able to arrange a first floor room for group classes.
Registration and payment must be received in advance of class start date. Tuition is non-refundable once registration has been submitted.
Please email Amy@pakmusic.org if you are unsure of your playing level.
The difference between violin and fiddle is a matter of style. There are multiple styles of fiddling. Scottish, Irish, Nordic, Mariachi from Mexico, Cape Bretton from Canada are just a few. In the US alone, styles include Blues Fiddling, Cajun and Zydeco, Native American and Old Time, which encompasses Appalachian and Ozark. Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing all fall under the heading of “Modern Fiddling.”
Here’s a great Violin vs. Fiddle article from Strings Magazine.