Piano & Step
Dancing Camp Instructors
2008 Instructors are some of the best in Canada -
Shane Cook - Fiddle
a remarkable, innovative player and master of several fiddling styles
including Texas, Canadian old-time, Cape Breton, Scottish, Irish and
French Canadian. Among the over 250 awards he has earned are the
U.S. Open Fiddle Contest at Weiser
Idaho in 1999, which he is the
only Canadian ever to win, and which he accomplished at only 17 years of
Canadian Grand Masters Championship
in 2000, 2002 and 2003 in Ottawa Canada, and the
Canadian Open Championship in Shelburne,
Ontario in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Shane rates at the top of the short list of the finest fiddlers
in the world today, is a featured performer with the World-touring
"Bowfire"; and he is an excellent teacher! We welcome Shane back to the Hockley Valley Music
Visit Shane at his website.
Anne Lederman - Fiddle
No one embodies the spirit of Canadian music
as does Anne Lederman-- fiddler extraordinaire,
singer of songs old and new, composer, improvisor
and multi-instrumentalist, she revitalizes old traditions,
embraces new ones, and creates music that brings it all together. Her
credentials are numerous and her unbounded enthusiasm and sharing of her
music is legendary. We are delighted to have Anne teaching with us at this year's camp!
Learn more about Anne at her website.
Patti Curran - Fiddle
With her numerous
years of experience in competition and teaching fiddle, she displays her
mastery and love for numerous styles including Canadian Old Time, Irish,
Scottish, French Canadian and more recently Texas style. Patti is a
devoted instructor and experienced adjudicator and plays at community
events, weddings and festival and belongs to two fiddle clubs. We know
you will appreciate her talents at camp again this year.
Katy McCormack - Stepdancing
Katie is an outstanding
dancer and instructor who has taught at camp for a number of years now.
Katy will have classes geared top absolute beginners as well as advanced
classes for those who want to specialize in step dance instruction.
Chad Wolfe - Stepdance
Chad Wolfe hails from North Bay, ON. Over the years he has also won many
honours in the competition circuit including the NE US Fiddle Title in 2001,
and the Canadian Open Stepdance Title in 2002. He is also a recording artist
with two solo CDs and one compilation CD to his credit. Chad is a seasoned
performer and has appeared on stages across Canada and abroad, and has been running
his own fiddle and stepdance studio in North Bay for the last ten years.
Trent Freeman - Fiddle
Trent joins us
again this year as an instructor. Trent is from Comox Valley, British Columbia
and has attended camp as a student for the past three years. Trent has competed at the Canadian Grand Master
championship for the past four years and finished third
in 2006. He is rapidly becoming recognized
as one of Canada's leading fiddlers. Trent is well-regarded
as a Metis-style fiddler and has released one CD.
Phil Howes - Fiddle
Phil is a devoted scholar of
Canadian, Scottish and Celtic fiddling. Phil specializes in "Scotch
Music", having spent many years performing with well known Cape Breton
musicians, however his musical tastes include virtually all styles
including rock and roll. He is an acclaimed judge, adjudicator and
teacher. and brings his vast knowledge and teaching skills again to our
fiddle camp. Check out Phil & Debbie's
Sam Romijn - Fiddle
Sam also joins us again this year as an instructor.
Sam is from Goderich, Ontario and is the 2005 Shelburne Canadian Open Old Time
Fiddle Contest Junior champion. Sam is also a past camper, and he will be giving
daily workshops on contest fiddling techniques and tune styles for those campers
who are brushing up on their contest routines for the annual Shelburne Fiddle