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A Texas Style Tunes Weekend$370.00 Select options
A small group camp experience! Learn great versions of great tunes taught by great fiddlers. Get feedback and leave feeling confident about your playing. Check out our NEW rhythm guitar program!
*15 fiddle students
*5 guitar students
*Fiddle Camper – 3 class levels
*Fiddle/Guitar Split Camper
Fiddle Teachers: Grand national fiddle champion, Mia Orosco-Kelso, divisional national champion, Celeste Johnson, and 4-time national swing champion, (yours truly) Katie Glassman.
Guitar Teacher: Drum roll please… the guy who backed me up at all the big championships, Gavin Kelso, will be teaching rhythm guitar!
Everyone will receive the tunes to learn in advance.
Mastery: Session 1 Certification Program – Module 2$260.00 Add to cart
After working through Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Module 2 is where we really get to delve into the musicality behind your playing. With a strong foundation in bowing, positioning, and repertoire – you’ll be playing with much more facility and dexterity than ever before. Lessons 6, 7, 8, and 9 are some of my favorite lessons because these are where I see students blossom and develop the sound they’ve always wanted to achieve.
Mastery: Session 1 Certification Program – Module 3$260.00 Add to cart
While continuing to hone your technique, Module 3 builds your repertoire with a vast variety of fiddle tunes. You’ll learn solid versions of classics from Liberty and Wind That Shakes the Barley, to the Gene Autry Waltz Tears on My Pillow and the early 1900’s bluesy East Texas Drag. By the time you reach Lesson 12, you’ll be ready for the shuffle bowing in our much more complex version of Old Joe Clark and our twin fiddle version of Pig Ankle Rag. In addition to bowing work, Module 3 also covers how to relax in mind and body through physical exercises and check-ins that also contribute to a relaxed frame of mind.
Mastery: Session 2 Certification Program – Module 2$260.00 Add to cart
Module 2 of the Mastery: Session 2 Certification Program includes Lessons 17, 18, 19, and 20. There’s a lot to unpack in these four lessons, and after Module 1, you’ll be ready to do it. In these lessons, we delve into the heart of Texas-style repertoire, technique, and style. By the time you are in Module 2, your technique is pretty dang solid. We’ll get more into history, how to listen to the greats, explore who they were — and how to play like them too. Lesson topics include: Waltzes, Tunes of Choice, That Dang Bouncy Bow, and Practice Like a Champion.
Mastery: Session 2 Certification Program – Module 3$260.00 Add to cart
Module 3 of the Mastery: Session 2 Certification Program includes Lessons 21, 22, 23, and 24. These four lessons take us through the completion of Fiddle School Session 2! Here is the long moment that lots of you have been waiting for: it’s time for building speed! This is the skill that many fiddlers dream of, and it doesn’t come easy. The good news is that by the time you arrive at Lesson 21 in the Mastery program, you will have the foundation and repertoire that you’ll need to build speed with success.
Yoga for Healthy Fiddling: Forearms, Wrists, and Hands$20.00 Add to cart
Playing fiddle involves more repetitive movement than perhaps any other instrument. Although the April class will focus on the forearms, wrists, and hands, the practice will also benefit the shoulders and much of the rest of your body, too! Ladies and gentlemen, you’d have to look far and wide to find someone as qualified as Baxter Bell. I know I’ll be joining this class again!
Texas Style Tunes: Waltz -“Sweet Memories”$150.00 Add to cart
Texas-style fiddle tunes are my heart and soul. With a rich history, driving rhythm, and beautiful longbow technique, they make the fiddle sound perfectly beautiful. We’ll learn this as a 5-part tune with all of the classic variations.The Texas Style Tunes webinar has become one of my absolute favorite classes to teach. Each month we rotate between learning a breakdown, a waltz, or a tune of choice. These are all tunes suitable for fiddle contests.
Texas Tunes 10-Pack$450.00 Add to cart
The Texas Style Tunes webinar has become one of my absolute favorite classes to teach. Each month we rotate between learning a breakdown, a waltz, or a tune of choice. Learn the tune step-by-step, by ear, over the course of two class times. After two consecutive classes, you’ll get a week off to solidify, smooth, and memorize the fiddle tune; In the third class, perform your rendition, and I’ll offer individual feedback on how to sound your best and how to personalize the tune. These are all tunes suitable for fiddle contests. The 10 Pack is the best value!
Practice with a Coach – 8 Class Pack$320.00 Add to cart
Do you ever feel lost when you pick up your fiddle, like you don’t know what to practice? Or do you feel like your practice sessions don’t help you in the way you need? These are common problems, but they’re solvable. Enter practice coaching.
Think of it like a class at the gym: you do your own workout, but the instructor’s at the front of the room, guiding you through that workout with a unique flow and ease. In these sessions, you’ll get your own practice time in. I’ll be here practicing alongside you and helping you develop flow, efficiency, and intuition. We’ll practice how to solve your own practice problems so that when you practice alone, you always know what to do.