Instructors

Shari Ame- Intermediate Fiddle

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 …

Gary Baran – Beginning Clawhammer Banjo Workshop

  Gary has been playing banjo since 1961 and clawhammer for over 30 years.

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 …

Chip Cohen – Appalachian Fiddle Workshop

Chip Cohen has been fiddling for audiences across the United States since the 1970s. After studying classical violin as a youth in Maryland, he traveled to the Great Smokey Mountains, where he immersed himself in bluegrass and old-time fiddling. He’s been fiddling ever since, working with such artists as the Holy Modal Rounders, the Johnson …

Kim Collar – Advanced Beginning Fiddle Adult

I am excited to join WCFCW as an instructor. Teaching adult players, both beginners and experienced musicians, has been an incredibly enriching part of my career as a teacher. As an instructor at the Albany Senior Center for the last several years, I have come to appreciate the passion and dedication of adult players. My goal …

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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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, eastern Europe and …

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.

Josh Humphrey – Guitar Workshops

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 …

Ken Luse on Bass. Pic by Joe Ross

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 …

Pat Dixon – Ukulele Workshops

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Jerry Parks – Fundamental 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.

Aarun Carter – Advanced Fiddle

Aarun began playing violin at the age of 2 and won her first fiddle contest at the age of 4. Since then, she has won 6 Colorado State Champion titles, state titles in Oregon, Wyoming, Washington and Arkansas, and has been awarded the title of 2011 National Young Adult Champion at the National Old Time …

Chico Schwall – Mandolin

Chico Schwall is happy to return to Fiddle Camp this year.  He may be the only staff member to have taught three times on three different instruments (guitar, 5-string banjo & mandolin). He has played at some kind of traditional music for decades now, and sung and played at labor rallies, in pit orchestras, in …

Jodie St.Clair – Beginning Fiddle for Youth 7-12

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 …

Jude Stensland – Harmonica

Jude Stensland is a retired Nurse Practitioner and Midwife who maintains the best thing about retiring is the absolute freedom to musically make a happy fool of yourself in front of a crowd of people! She has been playing harmonica about 20 years and plays with District 10 OOTFA and at any jams she can …

Martha Stone – Clawhammer Banjo Class

Martha grew up in Vermont, where clawhammer banjo where clawhammer banjo was being played everywhere she went.  She started by playing 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 back-up techniques on clawhammer banjo. Soaking …

Kelly Thibodeaux – Cajun Fiddle Workshops

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, …

Kelly Wadsworth – Introduction to Circle Jam

Music has always been a part of Kelly’s life, playing piano, 4 string plectrum, banjo and singing with a local community choir.  She and her husband have played with several Dixieland Jazz groups. About 12 years ago she picked up the fiddle and was quickly brought under the wing of many local players who mentored …

Donna Wynn, fiddle

Donna Wynn- Advanced Beginning 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 …