“Experience the real deal… Live with Geoff at your school!”
“FJ Clinic / Buffalo, NY”
| Have Geoff come to your school or organization to teach the jamming ways directly! We have a variety of programs and residencies to fit your scheduling and budgetary needs!“There’s nothing like the ear to ear smile on a kid jamming the Blues for the first time!”Who is a Fiddle Jam Clinic for?
Ultimately, ANYONE interested in the joys of the jam! Geoff has been known to be able to get someone who’s never even played the violin before to jam the Blues with less than 2 minutes of instruction!!
Though any particular proficiency is NOT a requirement to get started with improvisation in general, Fiddle Jam works optimally when the student knows at least their first 3 open string-based major scales (G, D, & A for violin, and C, G, & D for Viola/Cello). This usually is achieved well within the first year of instruction.
Fiddle Jam Clinic programs are completely flexible and can be designed to precisely fit the needs of your organization. Most usually Geoff is called to work with an elementary or middle school string orchestra of 20-50 students, though he has worked with groups as large as 250 at a 4-school combined string orchestra festival! Sometimes the group has learned one of Geoff’s string orchestra compositions ahead of time (which always feature improvisation of course!) and then perform it in an evening concert with Geoff as a guest artist. (Contact us for more info on that).
Over the years, Geoff has developed special techniques to help coax even the most improv-phobic into jamming with glee, like:
All of these (and other) methods greatly help to crack open the door to the truly creative side of music making!Also typically covered in a Fiddle Jam Clinic:
See www.fiddlejam.com/clinic for more info.
Contact us for prices and availability.