Fiddle Repertoire with Anatomy of a Fiddle Tune w/Erik Hoffman

Fiddle Repertoire with Anatomy of a Fiddle Tune w/Erik Hoffman

Erik Hoffman

Monday, March 5th - Monday, April 9th

7:00 pm

$130 Early Bird before February 27th / $140 Regular

Erik will be out of town on March 26, so our final class will be April 23.

Fiddle Repertoire with Anatomy of a Fiddle Tune
Fiddle Repertoire with Anatomy of a Fiddle Tune
Although I teach with a fiddle and talk about fiddle technique, this class is open to all instruments. We will continue to explore new tunes. As we do, we’ll explore ways to approach the technical challenges these tunes bring up. We’ll also look at a variety of ways to look at the underlying structure of a tune, and discover how that can help our ear as well as mapping out our instrument. Above all, I strive to make class fun and inclusive.
Erik Hoffman
Erik Hoffman
In 1987, Erik took up the fiddle. Three weeks later, on a dare, he competed in the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddle Contest and won third place in beginning fiddle in a field of three. The following year he placed first in intermediate fiddle. In 1990, Erik came in third in advanced traditional singing.

Traveling all over the state, Erik has become well known from Arcata to San Diego, and from Carson City, Nevada, to the Bay Area. He has also toured the United States extensively, on both coasts, and in between. He has been staff at a number of festivals, including the Bay Area Country Dance Society's American Week, Family Week, and Spring Weekend (Monte Toyon); CD*NY's Hudson Guild; Sacramento's Echo Summit; California Traditional Music Society's Solstice and New Year's festivals; San Luis Obispo radio KCBX's Live Oak Music Festival; New Mexico Folk Music & Dance's Memorial Day Weekend; and Seattle's Slugs at Sunrise Music and Dance Camp.

Erik loves the spirit and joy that is passed along with traditional music and dance, and loves to share his enthusiasm.