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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

Southern Old Time Fiddle

Andrea Beaton

Cape Breton Fiddle and Dance.

Shona Carr

Clawhammer Banjo-Guitar-Singing


This weekend is dedicated to Cape Breton and Appalachian Style Fiddling, Clawhammer Banjo, Singing and Dancing!  It’s a unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with 3 great musicians and highly experienced and fun teachers.  You will not only learn load of great tunes, but how to play them better!


Classes will be held for Intermediate-Advanced Fiddlers and Novice-Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo Players.  \ with a focus on technique and musicality to get your playing to the next level! Also mini classes in singing and Cape Breton Dancing!


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.  This Jumpstart weekend will be held in a comfortable country home setting in Northern Vermont at the home of Danielle Devlin. One price includes all music instruction, jamming and meals-fresh, tasty food (including snacks and beverages) and admission to the Friday night House Concert/Jam.  


This camp is designed for intermediate-advanced Fiddlers and novice clawhammer banjo players.  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!


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 is not a "learn as many tunes as possible" camp, although you will learn many tunes-it is more about playing the tunes better!


Accomodations are NOT provided. There are a number of B&B's and hotels 10-20 minutes from the camp location near Sheldon VT (See Registration for options).


The goal of Janie's Jumpstart Camp is to help you get to the next level in your playing and, of course, to have a lot of fun!  In addition to small group and individual classes, there will be band/jam sessions to help you learn how to “play well with others” as well as listening sessions dedicated to original source material.  Janie, Gailanne, Shona and Rachel love to teach and love to play, so this weekend will be a whole lot of fun too!


Questions you may have!

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

This camp is for the \Intermediate to Advanced level fiddler and Novice 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'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 Danielle Devlin, in Sheldon, VT. North of Burlington VT. The address will be provided after registration.


When is it?  November 13-14, 2015

Friday 11/13 6pm-11pm Orientation, Dinner, Class, Jamming

Saturday 11/14  9am-11pm Breakfast, Class, Lunch, Class, Dinner, House Concert, 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!


Fiddle Styles and Clawhammer Banjo Weekend Camp  

with Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton Fiddle), Janie Rothfield (Appalachian Fiddle) and Shona Carr (Clawhammer Banjo-Singing)


Small Classes, Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House Concert and tons of jamming!


Where: Sheldon VT

When: Friday 11/13-Saturday 11/14, 2015

Pricing includes all meals, classes, jams and house concert

Early Early Bird (until 10/15) $185

Early Bird (until 10/31) $200

Regular $225

(see registration page for more details)





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