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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

Fiddle,Clawhammer Banjo, Guitar One Day

Old Time Music Camp

with Janie Rothfield (from Philadelphia) 

and WB Reid (from Seattle)


Small Classes (maximum 8 students per instructor), Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House Concert and tons of jamming!

Where: Seattle, Washington (S. Greenlake/Wallingford Neighborhood) 

at the home of Julia Derby

When: Saturday January 23, 2016

Full Day includes morning and afternoon classes and jams, lunch and dinner, evening house concert/jam  $135

Morning class only (10am-12:30pm)  $35

Morning and Afternoon Class only includes lunch (10am-4:30pm) $80

House Concert/Jam  $20 

(see registration page for more details)





What are people saying?

"The Jumpstart approach is really a fabulous way to learn by spending quality immersion time with the best teachers and students! The location was ideal and of course the food was amazing.I really enjoyed the small class size and intimate approach. I've been to the big banjo camps and after Jumpstart I'm focusing on looking forward to keeping thing small."


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)


This one day camp is dedicated to Old Time Appalachian Style Fiddling,Clawhammer Banjo and guitar. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with 2 great musicians and highly experienced and fun teachers.  You will not only learn load of great tunes, but how to play them better!


This one dayJumpstart will be held in a comfortable home setting in Seattle,Washington at the home of Julia Derby.

Classes will be held for Intermediate-Advanced Fiddlers, Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo Players and Intermediate guitarists, with a focus on technique and musicality to get your playing to the next level! and of course, to have a lot of fun!


The focus of Janie's Jumpstart is not just about repertoire, but to also employ techniques and musical strategies to get you to the next level in your playing-regardless of ability or level! And of course, to have a lot of FUN!


Janie's Jumpstart promises small class settings of a MAXIMUM of 8 students per instructor so there is alot of attention to the individual needs of each student. 

Within the small group and individual sessions with instructors, you will have a tremendous opportunity to work with and learn from your teacher. This is not a "learn as many tunes as possible" camp, although you will learn many tunes-it is more about playing the tunes better!



Questions you may have!

​Is this Janie's Jumpstart One Day Camp for me?

This camp is for the Intermediate to Advanced level fiddler and Intermediate Clawhammer banjo players. 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'sJumpstart 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 Julia Derby in Seattle, Washington (South Greenlake/Wallingford Neighborhood). The address will be provided after registration.


When is it?  Saturday, January 23, 2016

 9:30am-10:30pm Orientation Class, Lunch, Class, Jamming, Dinner, House Concert, Jamming!


Other questions?

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

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