Nancy Rohn Violin Shop

A Fiddle Case Disguised as a Sports Car

Buying a Good Fiddle at a Violin Shop

We had good conversation as she was showing her shop. I had to put my foot down on my ego and ask for patience. In due course of time she showed the violins she had available. I had already mentioned that the last fiddle I got, the five string, … Read more

Fiddle Circle

A Fiddle Circle Near You

Violin for fiddle circle
Violin ready for the Fiddle Circle, photo by Lukas

“I will join your circle/ and be welcomed in…”

These lines, from Back Home at White Springs by Jim Rhodes, come into my mind as I begin writing about the Fiddle Circle.

Jim Rhodes, who wrote the song, was singing about the Folk Circle. I believe the Fiddle Circle is a … Read more

Fiddlers Teaching Fiddle

Intermediate Fiddlers Can Teach Beginning Fiddle

From time to time I will encouraged a student to teach beginning fiddle. They may be intermediate. They know enough to teach a beginner. The most important addition to what they already know is the order in which to teach the skills required.

Recently one of the fiddlers in my Wednesday group revealed that she wanted to get her … Read more