Northern Colorado Fiddle Camp 2014


It’s time to register for the Fifth Annual Northern Colorado Fiddle Camp! Registration is now open for one of my favorite teaching events of the summer. Cody Stadelmaier and I will be teaching fiddlers of all ages for 5 days at Magnolia Music Studio in Old Town – Fort Collins, CO. Students will receive lessons […]

Suzuki and The Fiddler Workshop Videos

soldier's joy free fiddle lesson

I want you to work on developing your ear by playing along with these tunes without sheet music. It’s an extra challenge for you that will pay-off by making it easier for you to learn tunes in the future. Soldier’s Joy Basic – Melody I want you to all learn the basic melody to Soldier’s […]

Can Fiddlers and Violinists Play Nice?


(2nd Annual Suzuki and the Fiddler Workshop) Last summer, I had the pleasure of teaching with a 1-day workshop with 2 great Suzuki Teachers, Everett Goodwin and Emily Bowman. The Suzuki and the Fiddler workshop was a part of the Project Youth and Chamber Music Festival, organized by Jephta Bernstein. It was a great experience, […]

Swing Fiddling Workshop – Live on [my] Talent Forge

Justin Branum - Swing Fiddler

I’m really excited by how [my] Talent Forge is beginning to take shape. We are launching a bi-monthly series of workshops that will be hosted as a live streaming event and Google hangout on the [my] Talent Forge website. These workshops will be held at 4:00PM on the last Sunday of even months at 4:00PM […]

Denver Fiddling Workshop with Aarun Carter


One of my good fiddle friends will be hosting a couple of workshops next weekend in Denver, CO. AND, Aarun will be cohosting a new series of online fiddle workshops with me (sponsored by [my] Talent Forge and FiddleTV) starting in February. Here’s the writeup on her workshops: Join 5 time Colorado State Young Adult […]

Essential Improvisation – Workshop Notes


I just taught a workshop in Denver last weekend for the Scottish Fiddle Club of Colorado, and I thought that the subject matter would be useful to the rest of the world as well. We covered these topics in a lot more detail, but I think that you can get some use out of the […]

Denver Improvisation Workshop – Scottish Fiddle Club

Scottish Fiddling

I’m going to be teaching an Improvisation workshop with the Scottish Fiddle Club of Colorado in Denver on January 25th. We will be covering material that will be useful to fiddlers of all levels. Here is their announcement for additional info:  Fiddling Improvisation Workshop – Denver 2014  (PDF) Violinists/Fiddlers: You are cordially invited to attend […]

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp 2013

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp - Photo By Pete Ballerstedt

“It’s not just for Fiddlers!” - August 4-11, 2013 Location: Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park, Colorado Click to learn about the 2013 Artists Founded by Mark Luther, Director, and his kids, Christopher and Cosima, in 1999, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp is entering its 15th year in 2013. Set in the beautiful Colorado Rockies outside of Denver […]

Rolland Fiddle Camp 2013


The Third Annual Rolland fiddle camp (old-time banjo, mandolin & guitar too) will be held June 23-29, 2013 at the Hermit Basin Conference Center, which is located at 9000′ elevation in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains about 7 miles west of Westcliffe, Colorado.  It’s a beautiful secluded spot, ideal for total immersion […]

Northern Colorado Fiddle Camp 2013

Fort Collins Fiddle Camp

The Fourth Annual Northern Colorado Fiddle Camp will be held: Monday-Friday July 8-12, 2013 Northern Colorado Fiddle Camp  (Youth to Adult) $95/$150 Instructors: Vi Wickam and Cody Stadelmaier Fiddle Camp A: $95    -           9am-10:30am     –         Beginning/Intermediate                   […]