fiddlekids Previous Instructors and Staff
Bobbi Nikles: fiddlekids founder; fiddlekids director (1998-2011)
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John Blasquez — email
Music lesson website: Singingwood.com
Music edcuation website: TheoreticallyCorrect.com
Helen White: JAM is Helen's comprehensive children's program dedicated to the preservation of Appalachian music.
fiddlekids dance and art instructors
Erik Hoffman — Dance 2012
Kyla Brooke — Dance
Marcy Overway — Art 1998-2007
Marlene Walters — Art 2008-2011
Local organizations and businesses
Ashkenaz: Ashkenaz is a nationally recognized nonprofit music and culture venue that specializes in live roots music. Children are always welcome and the dance floor is great!.
Bay Area Country Dance Society: Local dance calendar and events.
Croen violins, Award-Winning Violin Maker: Luthier Tom Croen crafts beautiful violins & violas and also sells lovely lower-priced instruments. Bobbi adores her Tom Croen violin, made in 2000. Tom builds and repairs violins in Berkeley, CA.
Ifshin Violins: Full service violin shop in El Cerrito.
Fiddler Magazine: A magazine devoted to traditional fiddle music of all styles.
San Francisco Folk Music Club: Valuable information about Bay Area happenings.
Strings Magazine: A monthly magazine oriented towards classical music, forums, guide to camps.
Fiddle and music camps / Dance and fiddle websites:
Country Dance and Song Society: National dance information.
Lark in the Morning: A one-week celebration of music, song, and dance in an all-ages camp.
The Old-Time Music Home Page: Excellent information and links, run by David Lynch.
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp: A great sleepaway camp.
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling: A week-long immersion camp, run by Alasdair Fraiser
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