Fiddle Classes

Beginning Fiddle 1

Sarah Comer
Four Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $80

Are you yearning to play fiddle but don't know where to start? Join Sarah Comer in this welcoming, introductory class and by the end you'll be able to play a repertoire of beginning fiddle tunes! Learning how to hold, tune, and care for your fiddle, practice playing by ear from recordings that are provided, and how to use tablature as a road map. Fiddler, storyteller, and folk art facilitator Sarah Comer was named one of Seattle's Top Ten Local Musicians by Evening Magazine.

Bluegrass Fiddle Basics

Ellie Hakanson
Sunday, April 9
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
$40

What makes bluegrass fiddle special? Find out as you explore basic fiddle technique, slides, double stops, drones, and other stylistic embellishments that make a fiddle tune sound like bluegrass. Learn how to listen for chord patterns and work on improvisation and backup playing. For intermediate to advanced players. Please bring your fiddle and a recording device.

Beginning Fiddle 2

Sarah Comer
Four Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 weeks, $80

Keep exploring fiddle and old time music in this weekly class that starts where Beginning Fiddle 1 left off! Seattle virtuoso Sarah Comer will show you new tricks-of-the-trade, reinforce sound practice habits, and prepare you to play with other instruments and groups--all while you continue to develop your repertoire of old time tunes! Using tablature and recordings as a roadmap, you'll learn more about the history of old time music, improve your technique, and develop greater skill and confidence. Take fiddle to the next level and sign up today!