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Fiddle – Beginner I (Mondays) with Malia Furtado

Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mar 30, 2020

$107 – $312
Instructor: Malia Furtado
Level: Beginner
Age: Teens & Adults
Price: $312 for 12 weeks
Mondays, 1/6/20 – 3/30/20
5:30pm – 6:25pm
*Closed 1/20 for MLK Day 

Description: This introductory fiddle class for is perfect for first time fiddlers! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn a handful of simple fiddle tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment.  A few times throughout the semester, this class will join other beginner classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping and playing with accompaniment.

Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Folks with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under their belt may join this class as well.

What Students will Leave this class having learned:

  • Technique: bow hold, fiddle hold, fingering hand position, playing posture
  • Tunes/Songs: Boil ’em Cabbage Down, Old Joe Clark, and Long Journey Home (other material may also be used)
  • Group Playing skills: Chopping, playing with accompaniment, kicking off a tune with taters
  • Other: A very basic overview of reading simple sheet music.

What students will need:

  • Functional fiddle, size 4/4
  • Fiddles should have: bridge, strings, sound post, all tuners in tact
  • Bow (with all the hair)
  • Rosin
  • Shoulder rest
  • Tuner
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Recording device optional

Next Level: Fiddle – Beginner II for Teens & Adults

If paying in full doesn’t work for your budget, you can pay in monthly installments.  Pay for your first month below, and we’ll send an invoice for the remaining payments.


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Jan 6
5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
$107 – $312
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