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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

at Earl and Adrienne White's Big Indian Farm near beautiful FLOYD VA!

Starts Sunday July 22-Thursday (AM) July 26, 2018

Includes fantastic teachers, small classes, delicious farm to table food, camping, square dances, student open mic, staff concerts, jamming, swimming in the swimming hole and more farm activities!

Instructors: Janie Rothfield and Earl White

with Shona Carr and Sam Stallings  

Classes for Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo and Guitar!

 Registration includes all music instruction, jamming, staff concerts, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and beverages) and camping. We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs (provide dietary info when you register). 

Also options available to register WITHOUT CAMPING.

"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

Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo  

Chilly Winds (Hen's Teeth)

Earl White
Plus Shona Carr and Sam Stallings (fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar) 

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 8-10 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 is for intermediate-advanced fiddlers and clawhammer banjo players.  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 Big Indian Farm, Floyd VA-home of Earl and Adrienne White.  The address will be provided after registration.

What is the schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)?

Sunday July 22

3-5pm                   Arrive and set up your camp!

5pm                      Orientation

6-8pm                   Dinner/Jamming

8-9:30pm              Square Dance (open band)

9:30pm-?              Jamming

Monday-Wednesday July 23-25

9:15-10am            Breakfast

10am-12:00pm     Class  

12:30-1:30pm       Lunch/Jamming

2:30-3:45pm         Class  

4:00-5:15pm         Class

6-7pm                   Dinner

7:30-9:30pm         Various (Dance, Student Open Mic, Staff Mini Concert)

9:30-?                   Jamming


Thursday July 26 

9:15-10am            Breakfast



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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