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July 2018

Off the Hook SummerFest 2018 – Music and Arts Workshop – 5 Day Summer Camp

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm UTC-7
Ridgeview Classical School, 1800 South Lemay
Fort Collins, CO 80525 United States
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$260
colorado fiddle camp

For the 6thyear in a row, Cody Stadelmaier and I will be teaching fiddle at the Off the Hook Arts, Music and Arts Workshop. Cody and I have taught together at camps and workshops for years, and have been friends since we were teens. Cody is a fantastic fiddler, and a great teacher. She is especially good with the younger fiddlers. The Fiddling Track at Off the Hook Music Camp is all about having fun exploring your instrument. No experience…

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El Sistema Fiddle Camp 2018

July 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm UTC-7
Bruce Randolph School, 3955 Steele St
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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El Sistema Colorado

For the third year, Colorado Old Time Fiddlers Association and the Kaitlin Kenney Memorial Fund are sponsoring a fiddle camp for the children of El Sistema in Denver. It's a pleasure to be a part of this event, and to share the teaching with Natalie Padilla and Cody Stadelmaier. In a world growing rapidly more complex and difficult – politically, economically, environmentally and socioculturally, we must equip our future generations to most competently take on the escalating challenges they will…

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June 2019

Weiser Workshop – Improvisation Essentials

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-7
National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest, 690 W Indianhead Rd
Weiser, ID 83672 United States
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$20
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This workshop covers the basics of improvisation. It will establish fundamental concepts that will help you become an improviser (or a better improviser). And there will be opportunities to try it out in a low stress environment. Core material is at an intermediate level, but this workshop is appropriate for all levels. Topics covered include, what is improvising, how to get started, chord patterns, and creating melody lines. Bring your fiddle and your questions. This workshop is interactive. This workshop…

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Weiser Workshop – Practical Music Theory

June 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-7
National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest, 690 W Indianhead Rd
Weiser, ID 83672 United States
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$20
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Theory is the Magic behind the Music. This workshop covers the fundamentals of music theory, and how you can apply them to playing music. Topics covered include where did our scale come from, how do chords work, chord changes, the circle of 5ths, chord relationships, the Nashville Numbering System, and more. Core material is at an intermediate level, but this workshop is appropriate for all levels. Bring all of your unanswered music theory questions. Instruments are welcome, but not required.…

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Weiser Workshop – Improvising in Fiddle Tunes

June 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-7
National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest, 690 W Indianhead Rd
Weiser, ID 83672 United States
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$20
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This workshop covers how to improvise as a fiddler in fiddle tunes. This workshop will show you how to go from playing the melody to really making a tune your own. Techniques covered include chord structure, arpeggiation, passing tones, accidentals, and more. Bring your fiddle and your questions. This workshop is interactive. This workshop will be held at the Weiser High School Band Room.

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July 2019

Off the Hook SummerFest 2019 – Music and Arts Workshop – 5 Day Summer Camp

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm UTC-7
Academy of Arts and Knowledge, 4800 Wheaton Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525 United States
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$260
colorado fiddle camp

For the 7th year in a row, Cody Stadelmaier and I will be teaching fiddle at the Off the Hook Arts, Music and Arts Workshop.  We will be teaching string players from 8-18. (Kids from 5-7 can attend the music explorers program which is focused on letting them explore music and art.) Cody and I have taught together at camps and workshops for years, and have been friends since we were teens. Cody is a fantastic fiddler, and a great…

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Colorado ASTA Conference Presentation

July 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm UTC-7
Lamont School of Music, 2344 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80210 United States
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I will be giving workshop presentations at the Colorado ASTA Summer Conference, Monday, July 15th, at 4pm and Tuesday, July 16th at 3:35 PM on Making Technique Lessons Fun - Using Fiddle Tunes to Teach Technique. Many important technical aspects of violin mastery can be taught in a fun context, using fiddle tunes as a backdrop for developing technical skills. From shifting, to double stops, and arpeggios, fiddle tunes can be a fun way to enhance your curriculum. I'm really…

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Colorado ASTA Conference Presentation

July 16, 2019 @ 3:35 pm - 4:20 pm UTC-7
Lamont School of Music, 2344 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80210 United States
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I will be giving workshop presentations at the Colorado ASTA Summer Conference, Monday, July 15th, at 4pm and Tuesday, July 16th at 3:35 PM on Making Technique Lessons Fun - Using Fiddle Tunes to Teach Technique. Many important technical aspects of violin mastery can be taught in a fun context, using fiddle tunes as a backdrop for developing technical skills. From shifting, to double stops, and arpeggios, fiddle tunes can be a fun way to enhance your curriculum. I'm really…

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August 2019

Blazing Fiddles Youth Camp

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am UTC-7
The Gressiwick, 426 N. Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO 80537 United States
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Registration is now open for the Blazing Fiddles Youth Camp! I have been teaching fiddle camps in Northern Colorado with Cody Stadelmaier for the past 8 years, and we are breaking out a new brand, Blazing Fiddles, because "Fiddle is Funner". We have a beginning track that will cover the basics of fiddling, and an intermediate-advanced track for those of you who really want to stretch your fiddling skills! No matter what your skill level is, you are guaranteed to…

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October 2019

Presentation @ CSU ASTA

October 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
Private Event (Local) Fort Collins, CO 80525 United States + Google Map

I will be teaching about improvising at a meeting of the CSU Chapter of ASTA.

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