Traditional Fiddling in our Communities
To continue our dream of teaching fiddle and fiddle dance in the remote communities. We have brought fiddles to 15 communities to date and begun teaching and reaching out to adult mentors in each of the communities.
We as a volunteer board hold teaching tours three times a year as well as weekend fiddle workshops. We hire fiddle instructors to travel to the communities and teach for about a week in each community. The instructors teach in the schools as well as the recreation facilities.
Who Will it Benefit?
The entire community benefits. The youth (and adults as well) learn to play the fiddle. This builds community first of all as they play and share tunes together. This helps with learning and develops self-confidence among the students. The fiddle dances bring people out of their homes and begin to celebrate together. Stories of the past come out and are shared as well.