Note Reading for Fiddle & Mandolin

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

Music is another language, but it doesn’t have to be cryptic! If you’ve always wanted to know what all the dots and lines mean on the page, this course is for you. This class teaches fiddle/violin and mandolin players accessible ways to learn the notes, basic theory, and rhythm so you will be able to play music at sight like a champ. An excellent way to expand your musicality, you will also have a chance to play simple arrangements of folk tunes and popular songs with others to apply what you’re learning in real time!


Beginners are welcome, but this shouldn’t be the first class you take! Students are recommended to have completed 2 sessions at OTSFM or the equivalent elsewhere.

Class Schedules and Availability

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