Beginning Fiddle

Instructor: Lucian Parker

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

Difficulty: Beginner - no previous experience playing a stringed instrument is required

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. Some handouts, chord charts and lyrics may be provided but the reading of formal music 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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