Fiddle Workshops

All string instrument players are welcome, as are any other instrumentalists who can learn a melody by ear. The workshops are appropriate for youth or adults with the requisite experience on their instrument.


Beginning Fiddle:

Two to four years playing experience. Fiddlers will learn a few simple fiddle tunes by ear and begin to recognize the differences in style between classical and fiddle music.

Advanced Fiddle:

Five or more years playing experience. Fiddlers will learn intermediate to advanced fiddle tunes by ear, how to accompany the melody based on chord progressions and stylistic fiddle techniques including chopping, shuffle bows and various ornaments.


Sunday November 6, 2016

Beginning Fiddle - 12:30-1:15 p.m. - $8.00
Advanced Fiddle - 1:30-2:30 p.m. - $12.00


Registration is open!

Workshop Registration

Isabel Dammann

Isabel Dammann is an accomplished classical violinist and fiddler currently studying music and geology at Lawrence University. She has spent the last few years exploring various musical styles and jumping on every opportunity she can to expand her versatility as a musician. She is the current president and founder of the Fiddlers of Lawrence University, which is a group aimed to teach and learn a variety of fiddle tunes to musicians at Lawrence in a fun, relaxed and low-stress environment. At Lawrence, she has performed as a fiddler with ensembles including Jazz Band, Cantala Women's Choir, and the Improvisation Group of Lawrence University. She is also a member of Broken Mandolins, a folk string band in which she plays violin and sings for performances around Appleton. She has attended summer institutes such as the Silkroad Global Musician Workshop, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and this August she became a certified Suzuki Violin Teacher. This past year, some of her favorite musical moments have included jamming with other geologists around the world from Italy to Wyoming. She hopes to continue playing music in as many places and ways as she can.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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