This is a “beyond the basics” course on how to play the fiddle. We will brush up on how to hold your instrument, basic left- and right-hand techniques and how to coordinate them organically. We will also give general tips and advice on how to practice with healthy technique. The main focus will be to offer an overview of a myriad of fiddle styles, playing selections from those styles and learning how to develop a connection with your instrument. Examples of old-time, bluegrass, western swing, blues improvisation and more, will be presented. Highlights of Celtic, British Isles, Canada and the northeast will be featured. Time will be given for a Q & A type discussion/clinic so we can explore more in-depth specific techniques that students are interested in pursuing.