Jane Rothfield


Fiddle Master Class

Jane Rothfield, will provide a two- hour Master Clinic on Old-time Fiddle.


Jane is an internationally known, award-winning fiddler, clawhammer banjo player, tune composer, dance musician, and band leader who has been playing music since “forever.” She began playing professionally over 30 years ago, and has made eleven recordings featuring her lively, spirited, soulful playing and singing.  Whether it be traditional Old Time Stringband and fiddle music, or traditional Scottish songs and tunes, music for Contra or Square Dances or tight harmony singing, Jane plays from her heart and musical soul with great technique and expression. 


Jane has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Australia and in addition to her solo shows, she tours with Hen's Teeth (old Time duo with cellist Nathan Bontrager), Coracree (Old Time and Celtic band), with Scottish singer Allan Carr and with The Janie Rothfield Old Time Trio (with Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen). She also teaches fiddle and banjo at music camps and weekends and is the founder and director of Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Music Camps (www.janiesjumpstart.com). 


Jane recently released a CD of her own compositions and songs (Out of Thin Air), with Irish harmonica great Brendan Power (PuffnSaw) and with Hens Teeth (Off the Cuff and On The Fly).

Visit Jane's website.

Each Master Clinic has TEN spaces for students.  

Pre-registration is required for Master Clinics.

Janie's Course Description:

This class is primarily for the intermediate-advanced level fiddler who can play at a moderate speed in a jam. Less experienced players are welcome and can benefit from participating but the session will be paced for more advanced players.

In this workshop Janie will teach numerous tunes by ear, as time allows. As you learn these tunes (some old and some new), Janie will focus mainly on bowing, rhythm and overall musicality.  


Janie will help you get that all-important rhythm and old-time back beat, bounce and spirit into your music. She will show you how to play better and easier by ear, enhance your skills when you play in a jam, how to play chords, and be more musically expressive with your playing. And, of course, to have a lot of fun.

Janie strongly encourages you to bring a recording device (audio/video). Also handy would be a seat cushion, notepad, chocolate (it's always nice!).