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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San Francisco Fiddle, Cello and Guitar Workshop Weekend

Includes meals, very small classes Saturday (morning and afternoon), Saturday house concert, Sunday morning class,


With Janie Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager 

(Hen's Teeth)


Saturday 9-10:30p and Sunday 9-1pm

 Saturday Only 9am-10:30pm

Small classes, fantastic teachers, delicious food

and tons of jamming!

Includes all classes, snacks , coffee-tea, meals, Saturday House Concert, and lots of jamming!

Full Weekend $365

Saturday Only $175

This Jumpstart weekend workshop will be held in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco in the comfortable home of Dinah and Noah Stroe-within walking distance of the N Judah stop.  The price includes all music instruction, jamming, Saturday house concert, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and beverages. We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs (provide dietary info on 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)


Cluck Old Hen

Janie Rothfield

Fiddle (guitar)​


Chilly Winds (Hen's Teeth)

Nathan Bontrager
Cello and Guitar
Roaring River (Hen's Teeth)
Whiteface (J. Thrift)

This workshop is for intermediate level fiddlers, novice-advanced cellists and Novice-Intermediate guitarists and is a unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with great musicians and highly experienced and fun teachers.  Our goal with Janie's Jumpstart 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 (janerothfield@gmail.com) 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 the workshop with staff and other participants. 

Accommodations are NOT provided. 

Questions you may have!

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

This camp is for the Intermediate fiddlers, novice-advanced cellists and Novice-Intermediate guitarists.  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 San Francisco home of Dinah and Noah Stroe in the Sunset section of San Francisco.  The address will be provided after registration.

What is the schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)?

Saturday Feb 3

9-10am                 Light breakfast/Orientation

10am-12:30pm     Class  

12:30-1:30pm       Lunch/Jamming

1:30-4pm              Class  

4:00-6pm              Snack/Jamming/Break

6-7pm                   Dinner

7-10:30pm            House Concert, Jamming/Snacks

Sunday Feb 4

9-10am                 Light breakfast/Orientation

10am-12:00pm     Class  

12:00-1:00pm       Lunch/Jamming


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!