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. 

Fall 2015 Schedule

9/14; 9/21; 9/28; 10/5; 10/12; 10/19; 10/26; 11/2; 11/9; 11/16; ---: 11/30; 12/7
No class on 11/23 Thanksgiving Week

Final class for both groups will meet on December 7th for a rehearsal at 6:30 and a concert at 7:30. 

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, $25 book fee plus a $15 registration fee.

Online Class Registration:
Click here to register and pay for your class.  The link will take you to a login page for BW’s Conservatory Outreach registration & Arts Events ticketing system. 

  • If you have ordered tickets online for BW ticketed arts events in the past, please use the same login. 
  • If this is your first time using the software, please create a new account using the name of the parent or adult student registering. 
  • You will be able to add members of your family to your account in order to register them for classes and ensembles. 
  • Note that the payment amount will reflect the cost of the class, the $15 registration fee and materials fee (if applicable).

This system improves our registration process allowing you to register and pay for your class in one step!   If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact the Conservatory Outreach department at 440-826-2365 or

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