Beginning Fiddle

Instructor: Deborah Payne

Location: To be determined

Price: $144 (this price includes 4 hours of classes each day, lunch each day, and more singing and jamming opportunities)

Age: 10 & up (Youth age 10 to 18 MUST bring an Authorization to Transport Form and an Emergency Medical Consent Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link)

Difficulty: Beginner - no previous experience playing a stringed instrument is required (See notes below)

Class size: 12 maximum

Take home: Students will learn:

  • How to tune the fiddle, hold the bow and play several scales

  • How to play a few basic fiddle tunes and familiar songs that build confidence

  • Bowing exercises and techniques to help make practice at home most effective

  • How to play the fiddle with other musicians

Notes: Please bring a fiddle and bow that are in good, playable condition. All Singing Bird Music School classes will focus on learning music “by ear” (the listen and repeat method).  It is not necessary for students to know how to read music before they attend the school. Instructors may provide some chord charts, song lyrics, etc. but the reading of formal musical notation will not be taught.

Prerequisites: This class welcomes beginning musicians. No previous experience playing a stringed instrument is required. Musicians who have some experience playing fiddle and want to review the basics are also welcome to participate.

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