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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.

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