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A Series of Virtual Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo Workshops taught by Jane Rothfield


June 6, 2021 - June 27, 2021


6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

$15 suggested donation for each session

Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Presented by: Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Location: online via Zoom


Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. Visit the website here to register or to watch videos.

June 6, 13, 20 & 27

  • Banjo 6:30 p.m. EDT
  • Fiddle 8 p.m. EDT

Novice fiddle and banjo players, these workshops are for you! Seasoned teacher Janie Rothfield will teach you tunes, show you tricks, and share the fun of playing old-time music.

These workshops are designed for novice or "low intermediate level" players — not complete beginners — who have basic skills on their instrument and want to improve their skills, add rhythm to their playing, learn some fun Appalachian style old-time tunes and songs, learn how to play in a jam and pick up a tune on the fly. No previous experience with old-time music is required.

Clawhammer Banjo:  6:30-7:45 p.m. EDT 

This class is perfect for people who have a little (or hardly any) experience playing clawhammer banjo. Janie will teach the fundamental right-hand clawhammer techniques such as bum-ditty, hammer ons, pull offs, slides, drop thumb and chords, and a variety of tunes and songs from the old-time repertoire.

Appalachian Fiddle:  8-9:15 p.m. EDT 

This class is for people who can play simple melodies at a moderate speed. This is NOT for complete beginners. Janie will teach you a variety of tunes from the old time / Appalachian style repertoire, focusing on different bowing rhythms and patterns, how to add speed to your playing and play chords for a tune or song, and express yourself on your fiddle!