Fiddle 1

$202 ($192 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Begin with the basics of fiddling and learn to play simple tunes in no time. We’ll review the A and D major scales, and start with simple melodies such as taught in Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle. Then we’ll learn several standard fiddle tunes that teach you how to play by ear and bow with confidence, including shuffle and saw stroke bowing patterns. After eight weeks, you will have a small repertoire of standard fiddle tunes and be well on your way to learning many more.

This class prepares you for Fiddle 1 Repertoire.


Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle or prior experience on violin, other bowed instruments, or mandolin. No fiddling experience required.

Special Info

Bring a fiddle, bow, and recording device.

Instrument Rentals and Required Materials »

Instruments are available for rent or purchase at the Old Town School Music Stores.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000