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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


Nancy Sluys

Janie Rothfield

Jacki Spector

This weekend is dedicated to Clawhammer Banjo and Old Time Fiddle.  It’s a unique opportunity to learn from and spend quality time with 3 great musicians and fun teachers.  You will not only learn tunes, but how to play them better!  Janie, Nancy and Jackie each have 30+ years of playing, learning from older generation old time musicians and absorbing the heart and soul of the old time sound. Janie and Nancy both play fiddle and banjo with a similar driving and rythmic style and have a large shared repertoire.  They will share in the teaching duties for the Int-Adv Clawhammer and Fiddle.  Jackie works her magic with the novice clawhammer students to get them playing quickly.


Classes will be held for Novice and Intermediate-Advanced clawhammer banjo players, and Intermediate-advanced fiddlers with a focus on technique and musicality to get your playing to the next level! 


Janie's Jumpstart promises small class settings of a MAXIMUM of 8-10 students per instructor so there is alot of attention to the individual needs of each student. You will get over 8 hours of instruction and hours of jamming!  This Jumpstart weekend will be held in a comfortable country home setting in Northern North Carolina (near Mt Airy) at the home of Bill and Nancy Sluys. The full weekend price includes all music instruction, jamming and meals-featuring fresh, tasty food and admission to the Friday night House Concert/Jam! 


Within the small group and individual sessions with instructors, you will have a tremendous opportunity to work with and learn from your teachers. In addition to the individual instrument classes, there will be opportunities to play and jam with our Jumpstart staff 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 and getting that old time sound!


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


Questions you may have!

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

This camp is for the Novice* and Intermediate-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!


(*The Novice Clawhammer class is NOT for absolute beginners-contact Janie directly with questions).) 


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 Bill and Nancy Sluys near Mt Airy NC. The address will be provided after registration.


When is it? November 18-20, 2016

Schedule subject to change

Friday-6-10:30pm   Orientation and Dinner/House Concert/Class/Jamming

Saturday 9am-10:30pm   Breakfast and Lunch, Morning and Afternoon classes, meals, jamming, student concert, fun!

Sunday 9am-3pm Breakfast and Lunch, Morning Class and afternoon 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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Old Time Music Camp

Where: At the Home of Bill and Nancy Sluys

Westfield, North Carolina

When: November 18-20, 2016


Classes in Novice Clawhammer,

Intermediate-Adv Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo


Janie Rothfield (Fiddle and Banjo)

Nancy Sluys (Fiddle and Banjo)

Jacki Spector (Novice Banjo)

plus additional instructors TBD


Small Classes, Fantastic Teachers, Delicious Food, House

Concert and tons of jamming!



Registration includes 8 hours + of classes, house concert, all meals, snacks and beverages (coffee and tea) jamming! BYOB!!


Early Early Bird (ends 8/1)     $335

Early Bird (ends 10/1 ) $375

Regular  $425

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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