Learn to play with others! 

Irish Arts Center (IAC) Fiddle Classes begin September 23, 2019.  Use code "IACFRIEND" for $20 off! 


Fiddle I

Absolute Beginners
Mon 6pm

Fiddle I: Absolute Beginners
Monday, 6 pm–7 pm
$165 general / $135 member

8 weekly sessions beginning September 23, 2019

A course for those with no prior fiddle experience. We will cover holding the fiddle and bow, tuning and producing a good tone. By the end, students will be able to play one or two Irish fiddle tunes. 


Fiddle III: Advanced Beginners
Monday, 8 pm–9 pm
$190 general / $160 member

8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 23, 2019

In this course, the beginning student will continue to learn the technical aspects of fiddle playing while working on common melodies, polkas, and jigs.  Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided at the end of the semester. This class is for students who have taken Beginners Fiddle and/or those who have less than one year experience playing the fiddle. 

Fiddle III

Advanced Beginners
Mon 8pm


Fiddle V

Intermediate
Mon 7pm

Fiddle V: Intermediate
Monday, 7 pm–8 pm
$190 general / $160 member

8 weekly sessions beginning Monday, September 23, 2019

A course for those who would like to increase their repertoire while playing with others. We'll learn five or six tunes, mostly jigs and reels, while exploring ornamentation and phrasing. Although tunes will be taught by ear, sheet music will be provided. 


Introduction to the Traditional Irish Session

All Instruments
Thursday, 6 pm–7:30 pm
$160 general / $128 member

8 weekly sessions beginning Thursday, October 3, 2019

A session (seisiún in Irish) is a gathering of musicians playing traditional tunes, often in a pub. Sessions are super fun, but they can be intimidating for the uninitiated. This ninety-minute class will serve as an introduction to sessions: what to expect, playing in a group, session etiquette, putting together sets and common tunes—but mostly it will be a slow session. We will play tunes at a slow, comfortable tempo, about half the speed (or even slower) than a traditional pub session. Level: beginner/intermediate.