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

¡Hola! Little Fiddlers: 2½-3½ years

2½-3½ años

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

Tuesday with Maria McCullough

A bilingual Spanish version of our Little Fiddler class!

Beginning Fiddlers: 3½-4 years

3½-4 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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

Monday, Friday or Saturday with Geoff Dolce or Jess McIntosh

Intermediate Fiddle: 8-12 years

8-12 years

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

Tuesday with Maria McCullough

Intermediate Fiddle: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

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

Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday with Paul Tyler, Paul Doughty, Maria McCullough, Geoff Dolce or Jess McIntosh

Kids' Fiddle 1: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

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

Monday or Saturday with Paul Doughty, Geoff Dolce or Jess McIntosh

Kids' Fiddle 1 Repertoire: 5-7 years

5-7 year olds

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

Wednesday or Saturday with Paul Doughty, Maria McCullough or Geoff Dolce

Continuing Fiddlers: 3½-4 years

3½-4 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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

Friday or Saturday with Paul Doughty, Geoff Dolce, Anna Jacobson or Jess McIntosh

Fiddle: 8-12 years

8-12 year olds

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

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle or Jess McIntosh

Advanced Fiddle

5-7 year olds

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

Tuesday or Saturday with Maria McCullough or Anna Jacobson

Advanced Fiddle Note Reading: 8-12 years

8-12 year olds

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

Tuesday with Brandi Berry or Anna Jacobson

A chamber ensemble of advanced fiddlers

Square Roots Fiddle Camp

8 and up

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

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