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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


Kellie Allen

Pete Peterson












 This weekend camp is dedicated to old time fiddle, clawhammer banjo and guitar.  It’s a unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with 3 great musicians and fun teachers.  You will not only learn tunes, but how to play them better!  Janie, Pete and Kellie each have 30+ years of playing, learning from older generation old time musicians and absorbing the heart and soul of the old time sound. 


Classes will be held for Novice and Intermediate clawhammer banjo players, Intermediate-advanced fiddlers and intermediate guitarists with a focus on technique and musicality to get your playing to the next level! 


Janie's Jumpstart promises small class settings of a MAXIMUM of 8-10 students per instructor so there is alot of attention to the individual needs of each student. You will get over 8 hours of instruction and hours of jamming!  This Jumpstart weekend will be held in a comfortable home setting in Mountain View, California at the home of Susan Goodis. The full weekend price includes all music instruction, jamming and meals-featuring fresh, tasty food and admission to the Friday night House Concert/Jam! 


Within the small group and individual sessions with instructors, you will have a tremendous opportunity to work with and learn from your teachers. In addition to the individual instrument classes, there will be opportunities to play and jam with our Jumpstart staff 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 and getting that old time sound!

Accomodations are NOT provided. There are a number of B&B's and hotels 10-20 minutes from the camp location and surrounding towns..

Questions you may have!

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

This camp is for the Novice, Intermediate-Advanced level Clawhammer banjo players,  and Intermediate-Advanced level fiddlers and Intermediate level guitarists. If you are looking for great teachers, small classes in a supportive learning atmosphere, attention to musicality, rhythm and tone, 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 you are in the right class 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 Susan Goodis in Mountain View, California.The address will be provided after registration.

When is it? January 7-8, 2017.

Schedule subject to change

Friday-4pm Students arrive for orientation

Friday 5-6pm Class

Friday 6-7:30pm Potluck/House Concert

Saturday 9am-10:30pm   Breakfast and Lunch, Morning and Afternoon classes, meals, jamming, student concert, fun!

Sunday 9am-3pm Breakfast and Lunch, Morning Class and afternoon Jamming

Other questions?

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

Kellie, Janie and Pete play Only A Message from Home, Walnut Gap and Rock that Cradle Joe!

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Old Time Music Weekend Music Camp

and Friday House Concert 

House Concert RSVP to Susan:

Where: At the Home of Susan Goodis

Mountain View, California

When: January 6-8, 2017

Classes in Novice,Intermediate-Advanced Clawhammer,

Intermediate-Adv Fiddle, Guitar and Stringband Music

Janie Rothfield (Fiddle)

Pete Peterson (Clawhammer banjo)

Kellie Allen (Old Time Guitar)

Small Classes, Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House

Concert and tons of jamming!


Registration includes classes, Friday house concert, all meals, snacks and beverages (coffee and tea) jamming! BYOB!!


Early Early Bird Registration (ends 12/1)     $350

Regular Registration $425

See Registration Page for additional pricing and details


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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