Fiddle Tunes – Tutors

Tutorials, held each afternoon, are designed to address the needs of beginning and beginning/intermediate players who wish more individualized instruction on their instrument. The tutorials are generally small, allowing for personal attention. They focus on technique and sometimes on style.

Charmaine-SlavenCharmaine Slaven:
Tutor Coordinator

Charmaine Slaven is a Seattle-based full-time guitarist, fiddler, singer, flatfoot dancer, and square dance caller who performs regularly with her projects The Lucky Shots, Squirrel Butter, & Trillium Stringband, and was one of the members of venerable old-time stringband, The Tallboys. She’s also an active community organizer & instigator. Starting her music career in her late 20’s, she knows what it’s like to be an adult beginner and believes it’s never too late for anyone to start playing music or dancing. She will do her best to help match up students to the right tutor, and will be on hand to help anyone with anything!

Scotty Meyer – old time fiddle
Steph Coleman
– old time fiddle
Amy Hofer
– beginning fiddle
Dave Mount – old time fiddle
Devon Leger – French Canadian fiddle
Erik Killops – Irish fiddle
Cathie Whitesides – Klezmer fiddle
Lisa Ornstein – New Brunswick fiddle
Paul Anastasio – Mexican fiddle
Brittany Newell – fiddling for violinists

Brendan Doyle – banjo
Johnny Fitzpatrick – banjo

Bill Meyer – backup guitar
Frank Blade – backup guitar

Jack Dwyer – mandolin

Laurie Andres – piano/keyboard accordion
Eric Anderson – piano

David Romtvedt – button accordion

Sabra Guzman – singing

Nadine Landry – bass

Janet Dows – concertina

Mark Graham – old time harmonica

House Band – individually or together available for dance/music workshops
Caleb Klauder
Reeb Willms
Sammy Lind

Dave Cahn: Beginner’s Band Lab