Can I skip this stage of training?
If you can answer a confident YES to these questions, then you can skip this stage:
Have you been teaching with FiddleQuest for more than 5 years?
Do you know how to play all the songs of Levels 6-8?
Can you demonstrate all the skills in Levels 6-8?
Do you host regular jam sessions?
Have you led your students on an adventure?
Have you submitted a video for a teacher masterclass in each of these levels?
Each stage of the Training Path follows three steps
The melodies of Levels 6, 7, and 8.
The skills, improvisation, comping, chopping, sight-reading, and ornamentation in these levels.
Grow the list of musical settings you have experienced by working with singers, playing in an Irish session, and playing in a Bluegrass jam.
You'll learn how to find other musicians, the etiquette of different sessions, and how to make these sessions happen.
Learn the important concepts of each song in Levels 6, 7, and 8.
Host higher level jams. Learn how to run jams that have a larger range of levels. Learn how to bring other musicians into your community of advanced players.
Learn how to organize a dance with another teacher in your area. Plan a no-fail event that doesn't require large numbers to succeed.
Leverage your experience of running workshops and one-day camps to now run a 3-day-long day camp. Learn how to organize groups based on age and level. Learn how to make these gatherings an important part of keeping your older students motivated.
Host more exciting adventures for your students – events that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Whether it's an overnight road-trip to play at the festival in the next state or a FiddleQuest overseas adventure to Ireland, students seek adventures and you will learn to plan ones that fit your energy and time.