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Fiddling & Folk Instruments


The precollege fiddling program offers a holistic approach in teaching children to play, using the Suzuki philosophy to build solid technique and tone, mixed with the “Fiddle and Song” curriculum to teach traditional fiddle music, incorporating ear training, singing, harmonies, improvisation, and arranging.

Introductory classical and historical folk styles, including old-time, bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, Texas swing and other world styles, are taught. Beginning students have 30-minute weekly private lessons and small group experience. Second-year students and higher participate in the Fiddle Frenzy performance group,which gives students the opportunity to have fun playing, performing and learning with peers. Program recitals are also held at the end of each semester.

Lessons are also available in dulcimer, mandolin, and folk guitar.

This high-demand program is directed by Crystal Plohman Wiegman.

Please contact her to inquire about openings at 615-343-6360 or via email.

Fall 2019 offerings and tuition

30-minute weekly/group experience: $745

45-minute weekly private/Fiddle Frenzy group class: $1,100

60-minute weekly private/Fiddle Frenzy group class: $1,465

New for 2019:

Folk Instrument String Band.
Ages 7-18
5-6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning September 3
Calling all guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, and banjo players! This new folk instrument string band will build on the common repertoire in folk music, and will perform throughout the year with Fiddle Frenzy.
Contact Rob Pearcy for information.
Tuition: $190 for 12 weeks