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Blazing Fiddles Youth Camp
August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am UTC-7$250
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 have a great time.
This is a very hands-on fiddle camp. We will only be taking 14 Students total.
Cody Stadelmaier and I will be teaching fiddlers aged 7 to 17 for 5 days at The Gressiwick in Downtown – Loveland, CO.
Students will receive lessons on new tunes, as well as practical music theory, playing harmony, accompaniment, and coaching on tunes they are currently working on.
This camp is open to students from age 7 to 17.
Vi Wickam (me)
Based in Loveland, Colorado, Vi Wickam is a champion fiddler and inspired performer who brings his full energy to every performance. He is a champion of music’s power to improve and enrich our lives in tangible ways, and infuses that goal into every project and performance. Drawing from styles such as bluegrass, jazz, rock, old-time fiddle, and classical music, Vi regularly performs as both a solo artist and as a member of several prominent groups, including Vi Wickam and The Band, Paul Chet and the Whiskey Chickens, and Fiddle Whamdiddle, whose 2014 and 2016 albums were on the Grammy Ballot. Vi’s most recent release, Armadillo On a Hot Tin Roof spent 5 months in the Folk DJ top 40, peaking at #4 in April of 2018.
A four-time Colorado State Fiddling Champion, finalist at the Grand Masters’ Fiddler Championship, and Runner Up in the National Fiddle Contest, Vi also maintains an active schedule as a live performer and instructor. He teaches regularly at workshops and camps around the US, and is a founder of myTalentForge.com, an online music school.
Cody Stadelmaier began playing her Grandpa’s fiddle at age 10. She instantly fell in love with the instrument. She grew up in Casper, Wyoming playing old time tunes in the local fiddle club. From there she started competing in contests and went on to win the Junior Wyoming State title, followed by the Grand Champion title.
In 1992 she moved to Fort Collins, CO to study music at Colorado State University. It was during that time she was introduced to Texas Style Fiddling. Under the guidance of Dick and Lisa Barrett, she went on to win several Colorado State Championships and National Adult Champion.
In Fort Collins, she has her own studio and loves to teach. Her favorite music is Western Swing, but she loves all fiddle styles.
Monday August 5- Friday August 9, 2019
Both Sessions – 9:00AM to 12:00 noon – $225 ($200 by June 30)
If you have any questions, contact me, and I will be happy to answer them.
* Registration is limited to 14 students
I thought you might be interested in seeing a couple of videos of me and Cody playing and teaching. I’m looking forward to seeing you in August!
Cody competing in the Colorado State Fiddling Championships a couple of years ago.
Some of the fiddle camp kids joining Vi and Cody on Stage at Avogadro’s Number.
The difference between a violin and a fiddle. I also wrote a post about the difference between a fiddle and a violin.