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Old Time Music Weekend Camp In Oxford, PA
January 17-20, 2014​

With Jane Rothfield (fiddle), Hiliarie Burhans (banjo) and Kellie Allen (guitar)

Early Early Registration-Register and pay before July 1st and get 20% discount ($95 savings)

Registration includes all classes and food from Friday dinner through Monday lunch




with Coracree

Old Time Band from Philadelphia


Classes in Novice  and Intermediate

Old Time Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Old time Guitar and mini classes in  Appalachian clogging




Where: Austin, Texas

at the home of Sharon Isaac

When: April 11-12, 2015 



Sunday April 12- 7:00pm

 House Concert/Jam with Coracree



Options for two day (Sat & Sun) or one day (Sat or Sun) registration



Janie Rothfield-Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo

Bill Quern-Clawhammer Banjo

Sarah Gowan-Old time back up guitar

Sarah will also be teaching mini classes on Appalachian clogging

Allan Carr-Old time back up guitar




Welcome Spring with Janie's Jumpstart! This camp is for the novice and intermediate fiddler,clawhammer banjo player and guitarists who love Old Time Music and want to improve their skills, repertoire, ability to jam and learn tunes by ear!  Janie's Jumpstart will give you the unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with these great Old Time musicians and experienced teachers!


Novice-Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo-For clawhammer banjo players who want to learn and improve on the fundamentals of the clawhammer bum-ditty rhythms, drop thumb, chords, how to learn tunes by ear, play in G and Double C tunings (and keys of A and D), and how to play with a fiddler and in a jam setting.


Novice-Intermediate Fiddle: For fiddlers who want to add to their repertoire of old time tunes as well as learn better by ear, improve rhythm, tone, improve their overall musicality, learn chords and pick up tunes in a jam.


Novice/Advanced Beginner Guitar: This class is for people who have had a little experience playing the guitar, can play the basic G, D, and A chords at a moderate speed.  We will work on improving basic rhythms for backing up an old time fiddler or song, chord changes in different keys (G, D, and A). And


Intermediate Old Time Back up Guitar: For those who are able to play the basic chords in keys of D,G, A and C-this class will help improve rhythm, tone and how to play along in a jam with fiddler or old time song.


Appalachian Clogging: Mini classes available during the weekend-learn the fundamental steps to Appalachian clogging.



Janie's Jumpstart promises small class settings of a MAXIMUM of 8 students per instructor so there is alot of attention to the individual needs of each student.   Plus over 10 hours of instruction and 3+ hours of jamming!  This Jumpstart weekend will be held in a comfortable  home setting in Austin, Texas. Accomodations are NOT provided-there are a number of local B&B's and hotels within 10-20 minutes of the camp.



In addition to small group classes, there will be novice and intermediate jam sessions with the instructors and assistants to help you learn how to “play well with others” and have a whole lot of fun!  



There will be opportunities for listening and repertoire session with Jane and Bill. This is your chance to take home your favorite tunes as played by these master musicians.  In addition, there will be a new/original tunes repertoire session with tunes written by the band, Coracree!

​Is this Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Camp for me?

This camp is designed for novice (beginner) and intermediate level clawhammer banjo players, intermediate fiddle (violin) players and novice (beginner) and intermediate guitar players. Prior knowledge of old time music is not required. The focus of Janie's Jumpstart is not just about learning tunes, but to also learn and use techniques and musical strategies to get you to the next level in your playing-regardless of ability or level! And of course, to have a lot of FUN!


With the small class, you will have alot of individual attention from your teacher as well as the opportunity to play and jam with our Jumpstart staff and assistants throughout the weekend. 


This is not a "learn as many tunes as possible" camp, although you will learn many tunes-it is more about playing the tunes better!



How will I know what class to be in?

We will make sure that you are in the right class by using information you provide in the registration form and by talking, listening and watching (via video or skype) with each student prior to camp. We want to make sure you are in the right class for your ability and to be successful in your goals for the weekend!  


Where is it?

This camp is at the home of Sharon Isaac in Austin, Texas.  Directions and address will be provided upon registration. 

Here is a short list of accomodations nearby: Adams House (1.7 miles), Park Lane Guest House (5.8 miles), La Quinta (3 miles), Holiday Inn miles), Marriott Courtyard (3.2 miles) and more. 


When is it?

​Janie's Jumpstart begins at 9am on Saturday April 11 and ends at 4pm, Sunday April 12, 2015.


Can I come for one day or do I have to come for the whole weekend?

There is an option for ALL WEEKEND or SATURDAY or SUNDAY ONLY.


How much does it cost?

Weekend Camp  Sat-Sun          $325-$400 (depending on when your register)

Includes all classes, jams, meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast, lunch-plus snacks, coffee, tea) 


One Day (Saturday or Sunday)           $225 

Includes all classes, jams, meals (breafast, lunch, dinner plus snacks, coffee, tea)









If you have any other questions, please e-mail Jane Rothfield or call Jane at 518-522-7445


Allan, Bill, Janie and Sarah


Coracree plays Spotted Pony

Photo by Georgia Sheron

Georgia asked me if I could play the fiddle and click my heels in the air-I said "Sure" and I started walking down from the cabin playing St. Anne's Reel.  I heard Georgia say "2" and up I went! She got the shot as is-no photoshop here!


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