Group Fiddle Classes


UPDATED 08/14/2023

Our next advanced and intermediate fiddle classes will start up again in September, 2023:  Email if you are interested in any level. 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/Winter 2023 Fiddle Classes – September, October, November

ADVANCED FIDDLERS will be on TUESDAYS, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: Sept. 12 and 19; Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 31; Nov. 7, 14 and 28; Dec. 2 Craft Fair
(9 week session – $180)
INTERMEDIATE FIDDLERS will be on THURSDAYS, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. (75-minute class)
DATES: Sept. 7 and 21; Oct. 5, 12, and 19; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30; Dec. 2 Craft Fair
(9 week session – $180)
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, Ed Sweeney and Mary King, and Mark Cutler. Visit

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