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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 Camp

 In Oxford PA

At the home of Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen

Camp Director Janie Rothfield


Friday-Monday Oct 9-12, 2020

Includes fantastic teachers, Staff House Concert, small classes, wild card classes, band labs,  jamming with staff, all meals, delicious food and a whole lot of fun!




  • Adv Old Time Fiddle with Earl White

  • Int/Adv Old Time Fiddle with Janie Rothfield

  • Adv Clawhammer Banjo with Anna Roberts Gevalt

  • Int/Adv Old Time Guitar and Songs with Beverly Smith

Early Early Bird until May 1(or until class is full): $475

Early Bird until August 1 (or until class is full): $525

Regular Registration: $550 

 Registration includes all music instruction, jamming, make a band class, staff house concert all meals, snacks and beverages (coffee-tea)

 Friday: Dinner

Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Monday: Breakfast, Lunch

Contact Janie directly with any qustions

We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs (provide dietary info when you register). 

"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)
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 8-10 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 jam during camp with staff and other participants. 
Questions you may have!
​Is this Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Camp for me?
This camp has classes for advanced fiddle, intermediate/adv fiddle, advanced clawhammer banjo and intermediate/adv guitar.  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 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 Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen in Oxford PA (south of Philadelphia).  The address will be provided after registration.
What is the schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)?
4pm                      Arrive at camp/jamming
5pm                      Orientation
6-7pm                   Dinner
7:30-10:30pm      Class/Jamming
9:15-10am            Breakfast
10am-12:00pm    Class  
12:30-1:30pm       Lunch/Open Jamming
1:30-3:30pm         Class
3:30-4pm              Break  
4:00-6:00pm        Open  Jamming-make a band classes
6-7pm                   Dinner
7:30-11pm           Various Activities (Student Open Mic, Jamming
9:15-10am            Breakfast
10am-12:00pm    Class  
12:30-1:30pm       Lunch/Open Jamming
1:30-3:30pm         Class
3:30-4pm              Break  
4:00-6:00pm        Open  Jamming-Make a band classes
6-7pm                   Dinner
7:30-11pm           Band Performances, Staff House Concert,  Jamming 
9:15-10am             Breakfast
10am-12:00pm     Class  
12:30-1:30pm        Lunch
1:30-2:30pm          Class
2:30-2:45pm          Final Jam
3pm                        CAMP IS OVER!
Other questions-
If you have any other questions, please e-mail Janie Rothfield.  or Call Janie 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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