Fiddle, Old-time & Bluegrass, levels 2/3

Instructor(s): Natalie Padilla

In this class, we will focus on improving your rhythm and groove on the fiddle, learning tunes from the Bluegrass, Swing, and Old-Time traditions. I love sharing helpful tips and tricks, encouraging healthy and effective practice routines, and helping you get the best sound from your instrument. Classes will be taught by ear, but sheet music may be provided at the end of camp as a remembering tool or as needed.

Natalie Padilla


Students will want to have experience learning by ear and be able to play a handful of fiddle tunes (any genre!) at a moderate tempo.

Bring a recording device; a notebook may be quite helpful too. 

About Natalie Padilla

Born into a family of acclaimed folk musicians in Montana, Natalie Padilla began her fiddle and classical violin journey at a very young age. She has become a musician of astounding depth and is highly respected as a performer, educator, composer, producer and recording artist in a variety of genres. She has recorded three albums of original folk music, holds a bachelor degree in music performance and has traveled near and far to teach and perform. Natalie’s love for sharing and growing community through music remains her biggest inspiration. She now makes her home in the small Western Massachusetts town of Williamsburg.