Intro to the Fiddle: Level II

Intro to the Fiddle: Level II

  • Fiddle
  • Instrumental
  • School of Music class

Intro to Fiddle Level 2″ is for students who have already taken “Intro to Fiddle Level 1,” or who have a minimal amount of experience on the fiddle.  If you know how to hold the bow and violin, play scales on the A and E string, and have learned a few simple songs, this class might be right for you!  If you have any questions about whether or not this workshop would be a good fit, please reach out directly.

Need an instrument to rent? We suggest visiting Johnson Strings.

This class meets from 6:30-7:45pm on Mondays: Mar. 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Josie Toney

  • Fiddle
  • Folk

Josie Toney has been a fixture of the folk music community since a young age, growing up in the contra dance community of Olympia, Washington.  Starting violin lessons at the age of 5, she quickly gravitated towards the fiddle tunes her father began teaching her as soon as she could hold the fiddle off of the floor.  At 15 she helped form The Retrospectacles, along with fiddler Andrew Foster, pianist Scotty Leach, and Bassist Ethan Jodzeiwicz, who went on to energize contra dance communities around the country.


Between 2013 and 2017 Josie resided in Denver, Colorado, where she formed the Josie Toney Fiddle Studio, teaching private lessons to over 25 students in the Denver area, and performed with various bands around the front range, including the Cowboy Dave Band, Swing Je-Taime, Turkeyfoot, Colin Hotz and Co, and the Lunch Ladies.


In Fall of 2017 Josie moved to Boston, MA to continue her studies at the Berklee School of Music.

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