Instructors

Jeanine Orme

Jeanine Orme – Advanced Fiddle

Jeanine’s musical training includes classical piano and violin and she has specialized in old-time, Texas-style, bluegrass and swing fiddling. Her music has been influenced by five-time National Fiddle Champion Herman Johnson who instructed her in Texas-style fiddling and Western swing. She is the author of three books for Mel Bay Publications. Jeanine is a past …

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Donna Wynn, fiddle

Donna Wynn & Amy Burrow- Advanced Beginner Fiddle – 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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Amy Burrow

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-Mandolin

   2017 Bio 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 …

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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-Intermediate 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 – Advanced Beginner Fiddle – Adult

  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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Alice Blankenship - Fiddle

Alice Blankenship

Alice Blankenshipis a native Oregonian, who makes her living playing classical violin with Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, and the Oregon Bach Festival; baroque violin with the Oregon Bach Festival, as well as free-lancing and teaching. Alice has a Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Oregon, a Master of …

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Amey Herman

      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

      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. …

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Joe Ross

Steve Blanchard- Guitar

  Steve Blanchard is well known as an acoustic flatpicker guitarist, singer and songwriter with a career spanning over four decades. His musical style includes bluegrass, cowboy/western, folk, and Americana. No matter what the style or venue, you’re sure to feel Steve’s love and passion for his music.

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Sherri McDowell

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Paula Sanders – Beginning Fiddle for Youth 7-12

Paula graduated from San Francisco State University with an Elementary Teaching Credential and a Special Secondary in Music allowing her to teach any music curriculum through the Junior College level.  She chose to teach in the grade schools and enrich her classroom with many different kinds of music. Paula has given private lessons on piano …

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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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Corwin Bolt-Bass

    I teach guitar, 5-string banjo, ukulele, and double bass at the John Shedd Institute in Eugene and at Agnes Stewart  Middle School in Springfield.  I play bass with a tango band in town called Mood Area 52 and guitar in a string-band called Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts.  I went to Portland  State …

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