Kids' Fiddle Program



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.

You will need to purchase or rent a violin! Find information on purchasing and renting fiddles here. You can pick up rosin, shoulder rest sponges, practice books, and more in the Old Town School Music Stores.

Download our Fiddle Tips pdf.

The Kids' Fiddle Program (12 found)

Little Fiddlers: 2½-3½ years

2½ - 3½ years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Friday or Saturday with Jess McIntosh

Beginning Fiddlers: 3½-4 years

3½-4 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Hi! Check back soon for information for the next session. In the meantime, come visit us @ 909 W. Armitage for the Saturday Jam from 12:00 -1:00 PM.

Intermediate Fiddle: 8-12 years

8-12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Intermediate Fiddle: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Erin Flynn with your contact information.

Kids' Fiddle 1: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Hi! Check back soon for information for the next session. In the meantime, come visit us @ 909 W. Armitage for the Saturday Jam from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Kids' Fiddle 1 Repertoire: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Hi! Check back soon for information for the next session. In the meantime, come visit us @ 909 W. Armitage for the Saturday Jam from 12-1pm.

Continuing Fiddlers: 3½-4 years

3½-4 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Hi! Check back soon for information for the next session. In the meantime, come visit us @ 909 W. Armitage for the Saturday Jam from 12-1pm.

Fiddle: 8-12 years

8-12 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Hi! Check back soon for information for the next session. In the meantime, come visit us @ 909 W. Armitage for the Saturday Jam from 12-1pm.

Advanced Fiddle: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Erin Flynn with your contact information.

Advanced Fiddle: 8-12 years

8-12 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Advanced Fiddle Note Reading: 8-12 years

8-12 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Erin Flynn with your contact information.

Square Roots Fiddle Camp

8 and up

360 minutes  ·  Monday through Friday for 1 week  ·  $400 ($400 members)

There are no classes scheduled right now.

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