Conservatory Outreach


Bob Chambers (Beginning Fiddle) and Martha Trapp (Fiddle Ensemble) had the opportunity to chat with Mark O'Connor following his lecture/demonstration at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Fiddling Program

Explore the world of fiddling through the Mark O'Connor Violin Method, a method that features musical literature from all of the Americas (Mexico, Canada, and every region of the United States) and many musical styles, classical, folk, latin, jazz, rock, ragtime, etc.

Beginning Class - Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Entry level classes are offered for students age twelve and up playing at  beginning to intermediate levels (students who have played at least six months and are comfortable with note reading). Adults as well as younger players are welcome. Students will improve their skills while learning a variety of tunes in a supportive group setting. 

BW Fiddling Ensemble - Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Students looking to continue their study of fiddling through the Mark O'Connor method in an ensemble setting are invited to join the BW Fiddling Ensemble.  Intermediate to advanced guitar and bass students are invited to participate in the ensemble as well.

A final concert will be performed at the end of the semester for both the Beginning Class and the BW Fiddling Ensemble.

Michele George, instructor
Ms. George was one of the first forty string teachers to be certified in the O'Connor Method in New York City in July 2009, and is on the National Registry of Teachers for the O'Connor Method. 


Spring 2014 Schedule

February - 3, 10, 17, 24
March - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April  - 7, 14, 21

Final Concert on April 28th will be held in Fynette Kulas Hall of the Boesel Musical Arts Center. 

Beginners: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Fiddling Ensemble: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Room 304 in Kulas Musical Arts Building

Cost:  $125 for 12  weeks, $20 book fee  plus a $15 registration fee.

For more information please contact the BW Conservatory Outreach at (440) 826-2365 or by email at

To register, please fill out the form below.  You will be contacted within 2 business days to process your credit card payment.  You must read the Conservatory Outreach Policies prior to registering.

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