Old-Time Fiddle with Jonathan Vocke


Sundays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST

In this class we will be learning some of the tunes and techniques used in the old-time fiddle style. Students will learn and apply the shuffle, reverse shuffle, roundpeak shuffle and double stops to classic traditional old-time fiddle tunes that we learn in class. We will also be learning basic and immensely helpful music theory including rhythm, the pentatonic scale, pickups and song structure. Students should come with an ability to play a moderately in-tune G, C, D and A major scales in 1st position. Students should also have a good grasp of how to tune their instrument.

Open to all ages, including middle and high school students.


– vaccinations required (instructor is fully vaccinated)
– mask protocols will be observed within the building and during the class


Roda Movements Dance Studio (right next to HMT)
7014-A Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

We will also be able to livestream this event for any who’d like to join virtually.

JONATHAN VOCKE  – Jonathan has traveled the world studying folk music in many styles. His passion for music lies somewhere between the mournful old-timey ballad and the high-octane fiddle tune, after his own experiences and through the words of great American songwriters. Jonathan is an active performer and jam leader in the DC and Baltimore area. As a teacher, Jonathan enjoys helping his students become more proficient in their instruments as soloists and group players. He ties in ear training, relevant music theory, and techniques to avoid injury so that his students can find their groove, work out their style, and improve their overall musicality. His rich knowledge of old-time and bluegrass tunes will add to the repertoire of any aspiring bluegrass or old-time player. Jonathan teaches guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.

$125 for 4 sessions

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