Group Fiddle Classes


UPDATED 01/11/2022

Our advanced and intermediate fiddle classes will have TWO sessions in Winter, 2022 (dates below):  Email if you are interested in any level.

NOTE: Registration for all classes at Blackstone River Theatre will require valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks will also be required to be worn in the class setting. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please email with questions or concerns and to provide proof of vaccination. Class will be held in large main hall room which will have two air purifiers running.

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!

Fiddle Classes Session 1 (4 weeks) $  80.00 per session
ADVANCED FIDDLERS will be on TUESDAYS, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: Feb.15, 22 and March 1, 8
INTERMEDIATE FIDDLERS will be on THURSDAYS, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.  (75-minute class)
DATES: Feb.17, 24 and March 3, 10
Fiddle Classes Session 2 (6 weeks) $120 per session
ADVANCED FIDDLERS will be on TUESDAYS, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19, 26
INTERMEDIATE FIDDLERS will be on THURSDAYS, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
Sign up and pay for one session at a time ... or for both if definite! 
WINTER 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, The Gnomes, and Shelley Katsh. 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