2018 Class Schedule
Last Session of the Season has started. Accepting registrations for Fall 2018. Check out Berkshire Strings Jam Sessions and SUMMER Strings for more opportunities to make music before Fall.
all classes are held at Berkshire Strings Studio
46 Main Street, South Egremont 01258
(in the yellow building behind 44 Main Street - uphill driveway is directly across from the Salisbury Bank entrance)
NEW: more classes for everyone! unless the listing says "Femmes" all fiddlers are welcome to register.
- Dolce Femmes 5:30pm
- Capriccio Femmes 6:30pm
- Berkshire Strings Ensemble 7:00 - 8:30pm
- Briosa/Fiddle Class, Mixed Strings 11:00am
- Allegro/Fiddle by Ear (Review with Music) 6:00 - 7:30pm
- Classical Quartet 11:30am
- Fiddle Review 11:00am WEEKLY DROP-IN*
- Berkshire Strings Jam 2nd Saturday 3-5pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS AND CLASSES
ALL CLASSES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION OR CHANGE
Six Week Sessions for $75
Add-a-2nd class for $45
Add-a-3rd class for $25
Add-a-4th class for FREE (breakfast not included)
*Saturday Fiddle Review Drop-In 11am - Noon $5-$20 Sliding Scale
Sign-up before Friday Noon (12pm) for Saturday Review
Minimum 2 students per session. Subject to Cancellation.
Allegro Group: 5th year students dedicated to learning new tunes by ear and developing authentic style elements.
Briosa Group: 4th year students interested in playing harmonies to our growing repertoire. Looking for viola and cello players!
Capriccio Femmes: 3rd year students enthusiastically adding new tunes every week and bringing old tunes up to speed.
Dolce Femmes: 1st year students developing technique and tunes.
Berkshire Strings Ensemble: Using folk tunes with lyrics, instrumentalists and singers work as an ensemble, receiving guidance on creating harmony lines, the etiquette of playing as a group member and how to arrange a tune together.
Classical Quartet: Violin, viola and cello quartet at an Intermediate Level. Currently working on compositions by Rameau, Schubert, and Corelli. Also playing a wonderful arrangement of an Irish Fiddle tune, The Foggy Dew. Developing listening skills, dynamics and how to meet the challenges of playing in a small group.
Events - Fiddling Femmes performances and sightings:
- New Lebanon Farmers' Market
- Berkshire Grown Holiday Markets 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School May Day Celebration 2015, 2016
- Mettabee Farm Contra Dances
- Riverside Jam 2015
- May Day Mayhem Jam Session @ GBRSS 5/1/2016
- Sheffield Farmer's Market
- David Hodge Benefit
- Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2016, 2017
- Private (Surprise) Party
- Sheffield Farmer's Market Summer 2018