Instructors

Donna Wynn, fiddle

Donna Wynn- Advanced Beginner Fiddle – Team Instructor – Youth

Donna started violin in fourth grade, and played violin and viola in orchestras for many years.  She is a licensed Music Teacher, and has taught in both California and Oregon.  Ever since she found fiddling, she has been having fun playing many styles, with fiddlers from all over.  She has participated in fiddle workshops taught …

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Shari Ame-Beginning Youth 7-12

From the time she was four years old Shari Ame knew that she was going to play the fiddle.  After five years of school orchestra she found her way to Lark in the Morning, a world-class folk music and dance camp in the redwoods, and there she fell in love with traditional Irish fiddling, Contra …

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Jodie St.Clair – Advanced Beginning Adult

Jodie St. Clair (formerly Jodie Danenberg) is the founder and director of the Eugene Suzuki Music Academy (ESMA) in Eugene, Oregon, where she teaches violin and Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE). She has a Bachelors of Music Performance in Violin from Northern Arizona University and received long-term Suzuki violin training at NAU and the University …

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Amy Burrow – Advanced Beginning Fiddle – Team Instructor – Youth

I am excited to join the teaching staff at WCFCW after participating as a camper and organizing committee member. In my role as co-teacher with Donna Wynn, I look forward to learning about and maximizing the interests and talents of our young players as they acquire new tunes and grow as musicians. One of my …

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Linda Danielson – Fiddle Clinic Specialist

Linda Danielson fiddles for dances–contra dances, English and Scottish country dances,  in a variety of duos and bands scattered from Eugene to Seattle. She performs Celtic and Scandinavian music in a duo with harper Janet Naylor, and plays with a Douglas County cowgirl band, the Slow Ponies, and plays a country-toward-bluegrass repertory with The Annie …

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Tim Crosby – Intermediate Fiddle Team Instructor

Unlike so many of his pals who also took up the guitar in their early teens, Tim Crosby was not particularly interested in rock and roll. Flatt & Scruggs or Bill Monroe, though? Now you’re talking! While in college, some hippie traded Tim a mandolin for a few flatpick guitar lessons and the die was …

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Sherrie Deaton, Kids Workshop

I am currently a home school teacher for my children. Shelzza will be 11 when we come to camp this year. James is 9. In my career before that I taught a 4/5 blend for Bethel School District and also taught preschool in Alpine. Music was an important part of my preschool program. Most of …

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Andy Emert-Advanced Fiddle

I started learning fiddle tunes in Salem, Oregon around 1982. I had several great friends who taught me tunes and I started to play at festivals and fiddle contests by 1983. My first really big fiddle contest was in Weiser, Idaho in 1984 where I placed 59th out of 70 contestants. I was really hooked …

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Jenny Humphrey – Intermediate Fiddle Team Instructor

I love bringing my knowledge and passion for music making to my students. I’m currently a Teaching Artist with YAMA (yamamusic.org), and I perform in Killdeer String Band with my husband, Josh. When I’m not making music, I’m usually looking for adventure with my family.

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Josh Humphrey – Guitar Workshop

Josh Humphrey has been hand crafting musical instruments since 2001. Currently based in Oregon, Humphrey produces roughly 12 custom hand built guitars, bouzoukis, and mandolins per year. Humphrey also builds and repairs percussion and ethnic instruments. Also an active music educator and performer of North Indian tabla, he has lived in Kolkata studying North Indian …

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Judy McGarvey – Advanced Beginner Fiddle – Youth

Judy McGarvey – Rags and Polkas Workshops

  Played violin as a child, played in symphony for 20 years, then discovered oldtime fiddle music after retirement as RN. I’ve taught fiddle to school groups, local members, and at fiddle camp for several years. I love the oldtime music in the oldtime style. Competed and placed in numerous contests.  Played violin as a …

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Joe Ross- Let’s Play Mandolin

Raised in Japan, Joe Ross’ music career started on organ in sixties rock/soul bands in Yokohama. Bluegrass, Celtic and Old-Time music entered his life in the 1970s at University of Oregon. Fiddlin’ Earl Willis and The Hoedowners introduced him to OOTFA. Over the years, he’s picked up guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, dulcimer, concertina, autoharp and ukulele. …

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Amey Herman – Scandinavian Fiddling

      For 25 years, Amey has been playing in the classical world of violin: symphony orchestras, string quartets, chamber ensembles, and pit work for musical theater. For the last decade, she has added traditional fiddle music to her life as part of the duo D’n’A. She plays music from Scandinavia, Scotland, France, Quebec, …

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Jerry Parks – Rhythm Guitar

Jerry has played old time and county music for over 50 years and worked in many country bands across the U.S. and a couple of foreign countries. He is mostly self-taught and plays several instruments.

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Martha Stone – Clawhammer Banjo

    Martha grew up in Vermont, where clawhammer banjo was being played everywhere she went. She started on guitar, but as soon as she heard that infectious “Bum-Ditty” rhythm, she was hooked. By the time she was twenty, she was learning fiddle tunes, banjo tunes, songs, and even back-up techniques on the banjo. Soaking …

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Joe Ross

Josh Humphrey – Flat Pickin Guitar

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Sherri McDowell – Intermediate Ukulele

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Kelly Thibodeaux -Cajun Fiddle Workshop

Kelly Thibodeaux is a professional fiddler from Louisiana with over 35 years of playing experience. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada and had an appearance at the 2002 National Fiddle Festival in Hawthorne, Australia. He is the founder and front man for the swamp rock band “Etouffee”  (www.etouffee.com) and has written, recorded, …

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Ken Luse – Beginning Upright Bass

Beginning Upright Bass  (Ken Luse, Instructor)  Learn the fundamentals for playing upright acoustic bass rhythm for fiddle and bluegrass players. The instructor will introduce beginning music theory, scales, technique, chord progressions and tempo used for backing up fiddle players. Students will get first hand experience playing with fiddlers and other rhythm back up players. Please …

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