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Classes & Schedule

SUNDAY JUNE 23, 2014

Arrival to the area and check-in to your place of lodging.

7pm - Orientation meeting at the Rolland's house in Silver Cliff followed by jamming & visiting.

*NOTE:  Folk Orchestra has parts for players of all skill levels.  All RFC-ers are encouraged to participate in some way, even the beginners.  Dan Levenson will organizes the lesson activities and schedule of his students, including his beginning fiddle and banjo students, and will communicate directly with them. 

Last year's schedule of classes is shown below. The schedule changes every year because we tailor the schedule to our students, their interests, and skill levels.  This is one of the great advantages of having a small camp.  The schedule will be finalized closer to the start of camp after most of the registration is complete, but last year's schedule will give you a rough idea of the pacing of our camp days.

2013 Rolland Fiddle Camp schedule


9am           1. Introductions                     9-9:20 (ALL)                 9-9:20 (ALL)                       9-9:20 (ALL)                   9-9:20 (ALL)
                  2. Learn a tune by ear           warm-up with Lynne      warm-up with Lynne           warm-up with Lynne       warm-up with Lynne
                  3. Elements: scale,
                   arpeggios, rolls, chords,       9:30-10:15                      9:30-10:15                           9:30-10:15                      9:30-10:15
                   drones, slides, chops            Folk Orchestra (ALL)    Folk Orchestra (ALL)          Folk Orchestra (ALL)    Folk Orchestra (ALL)
                   short break, & then ALL:

                  4. Fiddle styles overview;     10:30-11:30                   10:30-11:30                           10:30-11:30                   10:30-11:30
                   Round robin by teachers.     core class                        core class                              core class                       core class

11:30         free time                                free time                         free time                               free time                         free time

12:15         lunch                                     lunch                               lunch                                    lunch                              lunch

1:30-2:30   core class                             core class                         core class                              core class                       core class

2:45-3:20   Improvising #1 (ALL)         back-up fiddling #1         Workshop with Lynne         Improvising #2              a) Try the banjo with Dan        

           then split: a) advanced         a) advanced                      Paul Rolland principles      a) advanced                    b) song writing with Heidi
                  b) not advanced                    b) not advanced                & short talk on chinrests    b) not advanced              c) workshop TBA

3:35-4:10  a) singing with Grace            a) workshop/advanced     a) workshop/advanced       a) singing with Grace#2  a) workshop for advanced
                  b) cross-tuned workshop       b) workshop/not adv.       b) workshop/not adv.         b) back-up fiddling#2      b) workshop/not advanced
                  c) workshop TBA                                                                                                     a+b) back up singers        c)workshop TBA              
                                                                                                                                                     c) workshop TBA

4:10 - 6:30pm          Free time for whatever: practice, one-on-one help with instructors,  jamming, hiking, swimming, fishing, games, etc

6:30pm                    Dinner

7:45pm                    Evening activities: contra-dancing, evening concerts with instructors, jamming, practice,
                                 and on Friday evening our wrap-up concert by the Folk Orchestra and and confident or courageous students


You will be assigned to core teachers based on information you have provided in your registration application and in any subsequent communications with us.   The teachers, their specialties, bio and samples can be found on the TEACHERS page.

Afternoon workshops will cover a variety of topics, and if more than one is offered at a given time slot and day, you may attend whichever one you prefer, even if it is not given by your core teacher.  This will also be a time when one-on-one sessions and masterclass sessions with teachers may be scheduled.  The workshop topics may have broad appeal or specific narrow focus.  Because the camp has limited size, we will be able to tailor workshops to the interests of students.  We will announce workshop topics later on after we have examined most of the the registration applications.

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