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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

 Berlin, Germany

Friday-Sunday 9/27-29, 2019

An intensive weekend for Old Time Music with

Top American Old Time Musicians and Teachers

Janie Rothfield (fiddle/clawhammer banjo)

Nathan Bontrager (clawhammer banjo/cello)

Ben Smith (guitar/song)

 Small classes (8-10 students per instructor) with amazing teachers and musicians, delicious food, hours of jamming and a whole lot of fun! 

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

 Friday: Dinner

 Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch. 


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

Accommodations are NOT provided

There are many option for hotels and air BNB's close by 

250 euros Early Early Bird Rate available until June 1, 2019

Register and pay 250 euros in full 

 300 euros  Early Bird until  Aug 1, 2019

Register with 100 deposit/200 balance due Aug 1

350 euros  Regular Rate until 9/26

Pay in full with registration 


"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)
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Janie Rothfield

Camp Director

Fiddle/Clawhammer Banjo

Ben Smith


Nathan Bontrager
Clawhammer Banjo/Cello
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 also ensure that everyone in your class is at the same level by taking the time to listen to every student who registers via skype/facetime or video.  Students are able to progress together and get more results from the class time and really Jumpstart their playing.
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! 
Throughout the weekend, 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 intermediate/advanced fiddlers, clawhammer banjo players, guitarists and cellists.   If you are looking for great teachers, small classes in a supportive learning atmosphere, with 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 facetime/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 a home in Berlin. The address will be provided after registration.
What is the schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)?
4pm                      Arrive at camp/jamming
5pm                      Orientation
6-7pm                   Dinner
7:30-11pm-ish       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
7:30-11pm-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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