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Summer Fiddle

Summer Fiddle Classes

Overview

Summer Fiddle 2023 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 13 through August 3.

Summer 2023 fiddle classes are in-person.

Location

10 Irving Street (All Saints Church) | Worcester, MA | 2nd & 3rd Floors*

*If unable to use stairs, please contact Kristjon@pakmusic.org.  The School can usually 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.

Fiddle 1 Schedule

Marilyn Butler, teacher

Thursdays weekly, 4:30-5:15 pm (45-minutes) 

July 13 – August 3

Tuition: $94

Fiddle I students must be at a playing level of Suzuki Book 2 or 3.   Not familiar with the Suzuki method books?  please email info@pakmusic.org and we can help assess your level.

Fiddle 2 Schedule

Amy Matherly, teacher

Thursdays weekly, 5:30-6:30 pm (60-minutes)

July 13 – August 3

Tuition: $112

Fiddle II students must have a minimum playing level of Suzuki Book 4.  Not familiar with the Suzuki method books?  please email info@pakmusic.org and we can help assess your level.

What's the difference between playing Violin and Fiddling?

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.