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Janie's Jumpstart Traditional Music Weekend Camps

Camp Director: Janie Rothfield



Our Mission
The goal of Janie's Jumpstart Camp is to help you get to the next level in your music and, of course, to have a lot of fun! Special attention will be paid to techniques to play and sing better including rhythm, intonation, musicality and make your music come to life no matter your skill level or genre.  

Small Classes, Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House Concert and tons of jamming!
March 6-8, 2020
Staunton, VA
Advanced Old Time Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo Weekend
Janie Rothfield-Adv Old Time Fiddle
Riley Baugus-Adv Clawhammer Banjo
Friday-Monday Oct 9-12, 2020
Special extended weekend
Oxford PA
Adv Fiddle with Earl White
Int/Adv Fiddle with Janie Rothfield
Adv Clawhammer Banjo with Ann Roberts Gevalt
Int/Adv Old Time Guitar/Songs with Beverly Smith
Feb 5-7, 2021
Cleveland Ohio
Classes for fiddle and banjo-details coming!
 Hanover NH, Mystic CT, Chapel Hill NC, Winston-Salem NC, Austin TX, and maybe Europe!
If you want to host a Janie's Jumsptart in your home contact Janie at  Let's talk!


What are people saying?
"The Jumpstart approach is really a fabulous way to learn by spending quality immersion time with the best teachers and students! The location was ideal and of course the food was amazing.I really enjoyed the small class size and intimate approach. I've been to the big banjo camps and after Jumpstart I'm focusing on looking forward to keeping thing small."
I can't imagine a more ideal immersion into the old-time tradition than one of Janie's Jumpstart weekends. The collection of talented instructors, the small class size, the jamming opportunities, the bucolic setting, the great food -- see for yourselves. You'll learn a lot and have a ton of fun.  Paul O'Connor-clawhammer banjo (Oxford, PA Jumpstart)




What is Janie’s Jumpstart?​
Janie's Jumpstart is the brainchild of old time roots musician, recording artist and tune composer Janie Rothfield.  She has developed intimate Weekend Music Camps, held in a relaxed residential/private home setting, with very small classes (averaging 8 students per instructor), great food, and a high level personal instruction to really help musicians improve their playing-And to have a lot of FUN! 
The instructors at Janie's Jumpstart Music Camps are all world class musicians and great teachers who are ready to share their knowledge and skill to help Jumpstart attendees get to the next step in their playing.  
Janie is always organizing new Jumpstart Weekends.  Please refer to information tabs for a current list of camps and the registration pages for pricing and other important information!
About Janie Rothfield
Janie Rothfield is an accomplished performer and teacher of both fiddle and clawhammer banjo, and plays a variety of musical styles including Old Time, Contra Dance, Celtic and Folk styles.  In addition to her own students, Jane has performed and taught around the world at festivals and weekends including Old Songs Festival and Summer Music Camps, Banjo Camp North, Midwest Banjo Camp, FIre In the Mountain (Wales) Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Folk College, Potomac Music Camps, New Bedford Summer Fest, Maidencreek Old Time Festival, Black Creek and Fiddling' Bear Weekends, Zigzag Old Time Weekend, Hoppin' John Old Time and Bluegrass Festival and The Philadelphia Folk Festival.
She has over 11 recordings to her credit (including her recent release of all original music (Out of Thin Air) and currently tours internationally as a solo artist and with her duo HEN'S TEETH and THE IDUMEA QUARTET. Janie also plays in numerous musical groups Coracree,  with Scottish singer Allan Carr, and The Janie Rothfield Old Time Trio with Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen. Jane is a prolific tune writer, and has won the Best Non-Traditional Award for her tunes "Too Late for the Bacon" and "Red Hen"  at the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival.




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