Summer Fiddle

Fiddle your way to summer fun!

Summer 2020

Summer Fiddle

This summer, we’re online (with zoom).

  • Group One: For students playing at the level of Suzuki Book 2 and 3.
  • Group Two: For students playing at the level of Suzuki Book 4 and up.
  • Adults Welcome also.  If we have enough adult interest, we can arrange for an adult group.

Rehearsal Dates:  Thursdays July 16,  July 23, 30, August 6,  13, 2020

Summer Fiddle is a really great way to meet other musicians and make new friends.

Whether in person or online, we will have fun learning tunes of various styles, working on the skills specific to the tunes and developing arrangements.

In online classes 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.

Tuition & Registration for Summer Fiddle

Tuition:  $94

  • $10 non-refundable deposit due at registration along with credit card info to secure spot.
  • Decision to run in-person or online will be announced by July 1, 2020.
  • Final balance will be charged on July 3rd (non-refundable)

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

Faculty member Amy Matherly leads our summer fiddle class for four weeks in July and August.

Schedules & Location for In-Person

Rehearsal Dates (In-person or Online):  Thursdays July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 2020

  • Fiddle One 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
  • Fiddle Two 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.

In-Person Location:  2nd or 3rd Floor* at 10 Irving Street (All Saints Church), Worcester

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

Technology for Online

If you are new to Pakachoag and have not taken a zoom class previously, we can assist by reviewing your internet connectivity and available device.  We can sometimes offer equipment loan, with deposit, to assist with set up for a successful experience.  If you anticipate needing technology assistance, please email

What To Expect from Summer Fiddle

Each group will learn tunes of various styles including Scottish, Old Time, Irish and Swedish.  We’ll also work on developing accompaniments to the tunes.

Not sure if you are playing at the level of Suzuki Book 2, 3, 4 or higher?   Please email 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”.