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Introduction to Fiddle with Amelia Rose Slobogean

This workshop features a 30 minute presentation introducing students to the fiddle and the many different styles of music you can play on it.  This includes demonstrations of tunes from different countries and a brief history of Amelia’s background and playing styles. Excerpts from popular songs and humour are also added in to keep students engaged.

Following the presentation, Amelia can take groups of 2 - 3 students for a hands-on lesson on how to play the fiddle (20-30 minutes per group).  In this time, students learn how to hold the fiddle and bow, how to get a good sound, and learn to play a simple tune. The goal is to introduce students to the instrument and provide a hands-on learning opportunity with an experienced fiddler …all while having lots of fun.


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Maximum Class Size:

20 students

Time Required:

30 minute presentation/20-30 minutes for each small group tutorial/15 prep per 1 hour of class time.

Material Required:

3 violins (provided by artist)

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Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Teslin. Watson Lake, Whitehorse.

Amelia Rose Slobogean

Amelia is a classically trained fiddle player with 10 years of teaching experience and 25 years of performing experience. She is the main instructor for fiddle programs in Teslin and Dawson City, and has also worked in the community of Old Crow.  She teaches a variety of fiddle styles with an emphasis on proper technique and posture.

Amelia believes every child should have the opportunity to play an instrument and has developed a strong teaching method for beginners that is accessible and fun for everyone.

In addition to working in schools and teaching privately, she has also facilitated fiddle workshops at festivals such as Moosehide Gathering and the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival.


Contact: 867-336-3119

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