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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


Janie Rothfield

Michelle Kaminsky

Michelle Kaminsky and Dennis Stroughmatt

This weekend is dedicated to Fiddle Styles (Cajun, Old Time and Quebecois) and Clawhammer Banjo!  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, Oct 21st.


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 (not beginner) Clawhammer, Intermediate and Advanced Level Clawhammer banjo,  and Intermediate-Advanced level Fiddle. Classes will be offered in Old Time, Cajun and Quebecois fiddle styles.  Students will have the option to participate in Old Time, Cajun and Quebecois music jams thoughout the weekend. During camp there will be scheduled repetoire session with each of the instructors where campers can record a variety of tunes by the teachers for "later"!


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 (not beginner) and Intermediate to Advanced level Clawhammer banjo player and 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 OCT 21 (NOON)-SUNDAY OCT 23 (ends at 3pm)

Friday Oct 21-Orientation light lunch-classes, jamming, dinner, Staff House Concert/jamming

Saturday 9am-Sunday 3pm 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

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!


Title. Double click me.

Title. Double click me.




Fiddle Styles (Old Time, Cajun, Quebcois) and Clawhammer Banjo Weekend Music Camp

Friday October 21-Sunday October 23, 2016

NEW!!  Extra Day of Classes

Classes start on  Friday, October 21!


Small Classes, Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House

Concert and tons of jamming!


Limited Early Early Bird Pricing  (through July 1)     $395  CLOSED

Early Bird Pricing (through Sept 30) $430

Regular Pricing   $485

See Registration Page for additional pricing and details




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