2019 Class Schedule
NEW BEGINNERS GROUP STARTS JANUARY 15th
The beginner group will be introduced to their instruments (must have a violin either rented, borrowed or owned to participate in class), learn how to hold the violin and the bow, how to execute rhythmic patterns, how to play a major scale and learn a few simple tunes. The class is held weekly with an encouraging, sensitive approach geared towards women who are interested in developing a new skill, meeting other enthusiastic students willing to share tips and resources and finding a musical voice to express themselves.
Tuesday night classes will continue beyond the initial six week introduction for students enrolled in the Beginners group. Learning to learn is a journey that will last your whole life and provide a means of connecting with a musical community and with your own passions for making music.
Call Erika for an interview, to ask questions or to find out more about the Fiddling Femmes classes.
Dolce Femmes 5:30pm
Capriccio Femmes 6:30pm
Beginners Femmes 6:00pm
Briosa Femmes 11:00am
Allegro/Fiddle by Ear 6:00 - 7:30pm
Classical Quartet 11:30am
Berkshire Strings Jam 2nd Saturdays 3-5pm
Classes are held at Berkshire Strings Studio
8 Prospect Lake Road in North Egremont
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 Check FB for availability
10:30am - 11:30am $5-$20 Sliding Scale
Sign-up before Friday Noon (12pm) for Saturday Review
Minimum 2 students per session. Subject to Cancellation.
Allegro Group: 6th year students dedicated to learning new tunes by ear and developing authentic style elements.
Briosa Group: 5th year students interested in playing harmonies to our growing repertoire. Looking for viola and cello players!
Capriccio Femmes: 4th year students enthusiastically adding new tunes every week and bringing old tunes up to speed.
Dolce Femmes: 1st year students developing technique and tunes.
Ensemble: a mixed instrument group establishing a performance level group of tunes with harmony and arrangements.
Forte Femmes: the Beginner group starting in 2019!
Classical Quartet: Violin, viola and cello quartet at an Advanced Beginner/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:
Berkshire Grown Holiday Markets 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School May Day Celebration 2015, 2016
Mettabee Farm Contra Dances
Riverside Jam 2015
Sheffield Farmer's Market 2017, 2018
David Hodge Benefit
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2016, 2017
Private (Surprise Birthday) Party
New Lebanon Farmers' Market
Sheffield Farmer's Market Summer 2019