Summer Fiddle

Fiddle your way to summer fun!


Summer 2021 – Registration Open!

This summer, we are planning to be IN-PERSON with safety protocols in place.

Summer Fiddle is a really great way to meet other musicians and make new friends. We will have fun learning tunes of various styles including Scottish, Old Time, Irish and Swedish, working on the skills specific to the tunes and developing arrangements.  We’ll also work on developing accompaniments to the tunes.

If required to move to online for any reason, we take turns playing and play along with the teacher while muted.

Whether in-person or online, the small group experience allows everyone to be involved and engaged with the group.

  • Fiddle 1: For less experienced students, typically playing at the level of Suzuki Book 2 and 3.
  • Fiddle 2: For more experienced students, typically playing at the level of roughly Suzuki Book 4 and up.
  • Adults Welcome also.  If we have enough adult interest, we can arrange for an adult group.

Schedules & Location

Rehearsal Dates:  Thursdays July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5.

Fiddle 1:  4:30 to 5:15 with Marilyn Butler.

Fiddle 2:  5:15 to 6:15 with Amy Matherly

Location:  10 Irving Street / All Saints Church – 2nd or 3rd floor*

*If you have a disability which precludes being able to use stairs, please let us know.  Sometimes we are able to arrange a first floor space.

Tuition & Registration for Summer Fiddle

Fiddle 1 Tuition:  $94, payable in full upon registration.
Fiddle 2 Tuition:  $112, payable in full upon registration.

To register, click the button below to complete a registration form, Step 1 of the registration process.   If planning to pay with credit card, when you click submit, you will be redirected to the online payment portal to complete Step 2 of the process.     If you prefer to mail in check for payment, please note that your registration will be processed when payment is received.

Summer Fiddle Reg Form

What Group Should I Register For?

Not sure if you are playing at the level of Suzuki Book 2, 3, 4 or higher?   Please email Amy@pakmusic.org to arrange for a phone consultation.


What’s the different between playing Violin and Fiddling?

Here’s a great Violin v. Fiddle article from Strings Magazine about what fiddling is about.

Did you know that there are a wide range of fiddle “styles”?  Scottish, Irish, Nordic, Mariachi from Mexico, Cape Bretton form Canada are just a few.  and  In the US, we have Blues Fiddling, Cajun and Zydeco, Native American and Old Time which includes Appalachian and Ozark.  Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing fall under the heading of “Modern Fiddling”.