Beginning Fiddle I: Fiddle from the Ground Up w/Erik Hoffman

Beginning Fiddle I: Fiddle from the Ground Up w/Erik Hoffman

Erik Hoffman

Monday, March 5th - Monday, April 9th

8:30 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.

Beginning Fiddle I: Fiddle from the Ground Up
Have you always wanted to play the fiddle? We'll cover Holding the violin, holding the bow, using the violin as a noisemaker, and then turning that noise into music! We'll start at the very beginning and build the ability to enjoy your instrument. We'll learn fiddle tunes by listening and developing melodic memory as well as introduce reading music notation.

1) A Fiddle and Bow -- in playable condition
2) Rosin

And I strongly suggest having:
3) A violin Shoulder Rest
Kun, Wolf, or something like that
4) A clip-on Electronic Tuner:
a Snark, Intellituner, or one of the many like this

Any good violin store will carry these
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.