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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


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Janie's Jumpstart Old Time Music Weekend

Hanover New Hampshire

October 18-20, 2019

At the home of Peter and Pamela Burghardt

​Friday-Sunday 10/18-20, 2019

Featuring three top old time musicians and teachers

Janie Rothfield, Craig Edwards and Ken Perlman!

Janie and Craig will be teaching classes

for Nov/Low Int clawhammer banjo and

Intermediate old time fiddle 


Ken Perlman will be teaching Int/Adv Clawhammer Banjo

The classes will all focus on musicality, rhythm, how to play in a jam, how to add speed to your playing and as well as learning many fabulous old time tunes!

Janie's motto is

"We are not here to teach you all the tunes, but how to play them better!!"




 Registration includes all music instruction, jamming with staff, staff house concert, a weekend of delicious meals, snacks and beverages (coffee-tea).  We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs (provide dietary info when you register). 

Registration does NOT include accommodations-see information page for a list of local places to stay.


 $300 Early Early Bird until Sept 1

 $350  Early Bird until Oct 1 

$400  Regular until Oct 17

"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)

Janie Rothfield

Camp Director

Clawhammer Banjo and Fiddle

Our goal with Janie's Jumpstart Camp is to not only teach you great tunes, but how to play them better and have more fun!  By focusing on both technique and musicality, we will help you get your playing to the next level.
Janie's Jumpstart offers small class settings of about maximum 8 students per instructor so there is a lot of attention to your individual needs. We make every effort to have the playing ability at the same level in your instrument class to ensure a wonderful and supportive learning environment. 
Feel free to contact JANIE directly ( if you are not sure if the class levels are right for you. She will help answer that question for you! 
Students will have the option to participate in many hours of old time music jams during camp with staff and other participants. 
Questions you may have!
​Is this Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Camp for me?
This camp is for novice/low-intermediate clawhammer banjo, intermediate old time fiddle and int/adv clawhammer banjo.   If you are looking for great teachers, small classes in a supportive learning atmosphere, attention to musicality, rhythm and tone, tons of jamming with staff and how to play the music you love BETTER, then this camp is for you!
How will I know what class to be in?
We will make sure that this camp is right for you by using information you provide in the registration form and by talking and listening personally with each student one on one prior to camp. Janie will contact you for a one on one assessment, as well as listening either on the phone, or via video and/or skype to make sure she knows your playing ability and learning style to make sure you are in the right level class.
Janie's Jumpstart prides itself on making sure the the people in each class are VERY CLOSE in ability so the class can learn at the same pace and skill. 
​Where is it?
This camp is at the home of Peter and Pamela Burghardt-in beautiful Hanover, New Hampshire.  The address will be provided after registration.
What is the schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
4pm                      Arrive at camp/jamming
5pm                      Orientation
6-7pm                   Dinner
7:30-10pm           Class/Staff House Concert/Jam 
9:15-10am            Light Breakfast
10am-12:00pm    Class  
12:30-1:30pm       Lunch/Jamming
1:30-3:30pm         Class
3:30-4pm              Break  
4:00-5:15pm         Jamming/Mini Classes (TBD)
6-7pm                    Dinner
7:30-10pm-ish      Various Activities (jamming, student open mic, TBD)
9:15-10am             Light Breakfast
10am-12:00pm     Class  
12:30-1:30pm        Lunch/Jamming
1:30-3:00pm          Class
Other questions?
If you have any other questions, please e-mail Jane Rothfield.  or Call Jane at 518-522-7445

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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