Old-time Fiddle for the Beginners


Students will be exposed to some of the traditional fiddle styles in Appalachian fiddling and have a good time learning new tunes.


group of student playing the fiddle

OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FIDDLE: LEVEL 1

Tue., May 10-Jun. 14, 8-9 pm / $139 / Six Classes

Instructor: Susan Gilligan

In-person at VPC Campus

Students will be exposed to some of the traditional fiddle styles in Appalachian fiddling and learn at least three new tunes. Some basic fiddling techniques will also be introduced. This course requires at least a rudimentary familiarity with the fiddle. Students should already be able to play at least one tune (e.g. Mary Had A Little Lamb).

Bring your fiddle and bow to class. The instructor can advise you on where you can rent or repair a fiddle. Please us know if you need this information by emailing: ce@uc.edu


man playing fiddle

OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FIDDLE: LEVEL 2

Tue., May 10-Jun. 14, 6:45-7:45 pm / $139 / Six Classes

Instructor: Susan Gilligan

In-person at VPC Campus

In this class, students will continue working on their mastery of the instrument and learn more new tunes. To be ready for this next level, you should be able to play 4 or 5 easy tunes, such as Angeline the Baker or Old Joe Clark.

Bring your fiddle and bow to class. The instructor can advise you on where you can rent or repair a fiddle. Please us know if you need this information by emailing: ce@uc.edu

About Your Instructor

Headshot of Susan Gilligan

Susan Gilligan

Fiddle Instructor

Susan Gilligan has been a musician all of her life performing in community orchestras. She has been teaching fiddling for over forty years. In addition to fiddle and violin, Susan had taught languages and biology as a TA at Univ. of Kentucky.

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