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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 Rothfield

Int. Clawhammer Banjo and

The Fiddling of Snake Chapman

Betty Vornbrock
Int-Adv Fiddle
The Fiddling of JP Fraley
Gailanne Amundsen
Advanced Clawhammer Banjo
Shona Carr
Novice Clawhammer and Singing 

This weekend is dedicated to Old Time Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, singing and Stringband music!  It’s a unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with great musicians and highly experienced and fun teachers.  Our goal with the Jumpstart Camps 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.



Camp will start at NOON on Friday, March 24th!!!


Janie's Jumpstart offers small class settings with a MAXIMUM of 8 students per instructor so there is alot of attention to your individual needs. We make every effort to keep the playing ability at apporximately the same level in your class.


Classes will be held in Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Level Clawhammer banjo, Intermediate-Advanced level Fiddle, singing and Stringband Music.  Students will have the option to participate in Old Time music jams though out the weekend. 


Within the small group and individual sessions with instructors, you will have a tremendous opportunity to work with and learn from your teacher for the weekend.  In addition to the individual instrument classes, there will be opportunities to play and jam with our Jumpstart staff banjo players, fiddlers and guitarists throughout the weekend. 


This Jumpstart weekend will be held in a comfortable country home setting in SE Pennsylvania  (the home of Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen). The full weekend price includes all music instruction, jamming and meals-fresh, tasty food (including snacks and beverages) prepared by Kellie Allen (a wonderful cook!).



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



Questions you may have!

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

This camp is for the Novice, Intermediate to Advanced level Clawhammer banjo player, Intermediate-Advanced level fiddlers. 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 Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen in Oxford PA, 1 hour from Philadelphia and 1 hour from Baltimore. The address will be provided after registration.


When is it?  FRIDAY March 24 (NOON)-SUNDAY March 26 (ends at 3pm)

Friday March 24-Orientation light lunch-classes, jamming, dinner, snacks

Saturday-9am-10:30pm Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks- AM and PM classes, Student/Staff House Concert/jamming

Sunday 9am-3pm  Breakfast and lunch, AM and PM Classes, meals, jamming, student concert, fun!


Other questions?

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


Old Time Stringband Music

Weekend Camp

Classes for fiddle, clawhammer banjo, stringband and singing!

Friday March 24-Sunday March 26, 2017

NEW!!  Extra Day of Classes

Classes start on Friday, March 24!

Small Classes, Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House

Concert and tons of jamming!

Limited Early Early Bird Pricing  (through 1/16/2017)     $395 

Early Bird Pricing (through 2/16/2017) $430

Regular Pricing   $485

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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