Fiddle Camp Featuring Guest Instructor Carolyn Hatch

  • Wednesday, August 1, ~ Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m.~12 p.m.
  • $125/student, sibling discount available, 2nd child $100, 3rd child or more $50 each.  
  • Participants in our International Youth Orchestra Camp will receive a 50% discount.

Violinists of all ages are encouraged to learn music in new ways, by ear and tablature, to catchy traditional fiddle tunes!  All students will participate in an outdoor performance at Farmin Park on Saturday, August 4, directly following the camp.  

Carolyn Hatch is a violin teacher and fiddler, living and teaching on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.   She studied violin and violin pedagogy with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan and with Paul Rolland from the University of Illinois where she graduated with a Masters Degree in violin performance.  Although classically trained she began adding fiddle tunes to her teaching while teaching in Calgary, Alberta and founded the now famous Calgary Fiddlers.   She has played in many classical organizations and became a well versed fiddler and loves to play and teach many styles of fiddling from all over the world.   She has been teaching full time for over 42 years (and still enjoys it!)

Fiddle workshops are always fun when Carolyn Hatch is teaching.   She presents different styles of fiddling, teaching not only the tunes, but the technique required to master those tunes.   As well as music, she also teaches the kids to dance to the tunes they are learning.  She likes to focus on sound and technique for the tunes rather than just fast playing and hard notes!