2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Fiddlekids was founded by Bay Area fiddle player and educator Bobbi Nikles in 1997. Now in its twenty-first year, Fiddlekids is a unique, fun-filled summer day camp devoted to traditional fiddle music. We welcome young violinists and fiddlers, ages 7 to 14, with at least one year of violin playing experience. No previous fiddle knowledge is required. Camp is divided into skill-based groups of roughly 15 fiddlers. Student attend classes with three of the camp’s fiddle instructors and learn a wide range of traditional styles— this year’s teachers specialize in Old Time, Regional Mexican, Balkan, and Celtic music. Students also explore the music through daily art and dance classes. Boasting an experienced teaching staff and a wonderfully supportive atmosphere, Fiddlekids has introduced hundreds of youngsters to a lively and expansive fiddle repertoire. We’ve inspired many of our alumni to enjoy a life-long relationship with their instrument, traditional fiddle music, and folk music culture.