FiddleStar Adult Camp

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FiddleStar Adult Camp 2016
Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, 2016

We have also added a camp store. Click here to check out the latest offering from your camp hosts - Megan and Adam Chowning. Face to Face is an album of classic fiddle and banjo tunes reinterpreted by a seven time National Fiddle Champion and the Tennessee State Old Time Banjo Champion.

Rafe Stefanini

John Mailander

Patrick McAvinue 

Megan Lynch Chowning

Clelia Stefanini 

*2016 instructors include Rafe Stefanini, Clelia Stefanini, Patrick McAvinue, John Mailander, and Megan Lynch Chowning.

*Dates for FiddleStar Adult Camp are Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, 2016.

*Registration for Adult Fiddle Camp opens January 1, 2016 at 9am Central. Updates on the number of spots still available will be posted on both the home and registration pages.

*The price for on-site lodging, tuition, and food is a mere $650. The price for traveling to and fro each day (we call this being a "day camper" which includes tuition, lunch, and snack) is $550. Day campers are still welcome at all camp activities, day or night.

*FiddleStar Adult Camp is proud to be associated with D'Addario Strings. We all love our D'Addarios!

*Register early - with only 15 spots time is of the essence...  

Come join us in historic Ridgetop, TN for a long weekend retreat of great fiddling and lots of fun. Every day we will work on fiddle tunes, take jam classes, go to downtown Nashville to hear incredible music, learn to dance to fiddle music, and lots more. Incredible instructors will help you improve your technique, your improvisational skills, and anything you can think of to become a better fiddler. We only take 15 campers (first come, first served - no auditions or anything wacky like that) and those 15 campers will get to play fiddle knee to knee with some of the greatest fiddlers alive. All this happens in a beautiful home in the hills above Nashville, TN. It's mind-boggling, really.

Enjoy small classes and very individualized instruction, no matter what your level. Not only are our instructors world-class musicians, but more importantly, they are kind, patient,and focused teachers. You will be hands-on, working on improving your own skills. We think this camp is best for fiddlers who have been playing a little while and can get through some tunes comfortably. You don't have to be an advanced player by any means, but if you have been playing fewer than three years and want a slower, more repetition based experience geared toward the "fiddle newbie", please check out our Adult Beginner Camp.

Oh, and bonus - You can also have your fiddle worked on by the luthiers at the legendary Violin Shop while you're at camp. Fred Carpenter and his crew work on fiddles owned by everyone from Stuart Duncan to Alison Krauss and we're so proud to be partnered with them. The best of the best trust The Violin Shop and they're our camp luthiers. That's good stuff. We'll also visit the shop during camp so that you can do some instrument, bow, and accessory shopping as well as get all the fiddle maintenance advice you could ever want.