This unique program is a violin method taught in the folk tradition!
Old Town School of Folk Music's Kids' Fiddle Program is part of our joyful learning community for preschoolers, big kids, and tweens! Our team of teaching musicians, extraordinary fiddlers and players themselves, created our non-traditional violin method planted in the folk tradition. Young folks learn to play folk songs by ear in a group setting through singing, dancing, and rhythm. As students progress through the program, they also learn music theory skills and note reading. In our team taught classes, teachers give personalized attention within the group experience.
Broaden your child's musical experience. Join us for one these FREE weekly events that complement your classes. Drop on in!
Saturdays: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Saturday Jam with Jason and Maria in the Concert Hall at 909 West Armitage Avenue. All instruments, voices, and levels are welcome and encouraged. Great for teaching and learning with folks of all ages. Especially great for young folks discovering new instruments, songs, and styles. Come share your tunes, sing and dance with us. All ages. Super fun! Even if you're not enrolled in class, come join us for music making and a window into our Children's Music Program.
Wednesdays: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Wednesday Jam with Skip Landt in the lobby of our east building at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue. All ages. Come sing and play. You can bring your lunch too!
Thursdays: 7:00 - 10:30 PM, Open Jam in the lobby of our east building at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue. Come before class, after class, or even if you don't have class. It's rockin'!
Our Fiddle Books are a great resource for helpful hints and songs for your young fiddlers to play!
Click on the links below to download and print out copies of our homemade Fiddle Books.
4447 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL l60076
2222 West Roscoe, Chicago, IL 60618
1900 W. North Avenue, Ste. 3R, Chicago 60622
Rosin, shoulder rest sponges, practice books, and more available in the Old Town School Music Store.
Download our Fiddle Tips pdf.
Each 8-week class session, we choose two songs fall the classes to use. No matter what instrument, technique, genre, or level, we can delight in the songs together! Click here for Songs of The Session.