Group Fiddle Classes


UPDATED 08/06/2022

Our next advanced and intermediate fiddle classes will start up again in January, 2023:  Email if you are interested in any level.

NOTE: Blackstone River Theatre no longer requires masks or proof of vaccination status. If you wish to still wear a mask that is of course totally fine! By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Blackstone River Theatre will continue to monitor our COVID policy.

Students must bring: own fiddle and bow, a music stand, and a recording device. Both playing by ear and some sight reading will be included. Players will be placed in all classes by the instructor's evaluation of skill level. Prepayment necessary! 

Fall 2022 Fiddle Classes
ADVANCED FIDDLERS will be on TUESDAYS, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: September 13, 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25 and November 8, 15, 29
(9 week session – $180)
INTERMEDIATE FIDDLERS will be on THURSDAYS, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: September 15, 29, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17
(8 week session – $160)
WINTER 2023 CLASSES WILL BE FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVEL FIDDLERS ONLY. If you have any questions about which level you should attend or IF you should be in either class at this time, please email Cathy directly so she can make that determination and THEN register with me!

Cathy Clasper Torch is a multi-instrumentalist whose primary focus is fiddle/violin and piano. She combines her early classical training with love of improvisation and music of all genres and cultures. Cathy records and performs in the area with numerous bands and musicians including the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Shelley Katsh, Mark Cutler, and with Ed Sweeney and Mary King. She released her first solo CD in 2011. Visit

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in a fiddle class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864