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Friends and Supporters


of the



Family Fiddle


San Diego Folk Heritage
San Diego Folk Heritage
Julian Chamber of Commerce
Julian Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Bluegrass Society
San Diego Bluegrass Society
Poway Folk Circle
Fiddle Camp in Montana
Montana State Oldtime Fiddlers Association
CSOTFA Dist. 3 (Tehachapi)

 Fiddle ~ Mandolin ~ Flat-pick and Backup Guitar

Old-Time Banjo Ukulele 

Instruction for the young and young-at-heart.

Our 2017 dates are finalized!

April 11th - April 15th

(Tuesday - Saturday)

Instructors to be 
announced soon!

(The following describes our 2015 Camp.  It is illustrative, but not actual for our 2017 Camp)

The Julian Family Fiddle Camp is proud to offer instruction by some of the best musicians and teachers around today.  Indeed, we are excited to have the innovative flatpick guitarist and singer, Scott Law, return to lead our 2015 flatpick guitar  instruction.  We're also pleased to announce that one of the best mandolin players and mandolin instructors on the scene today, Brian Oberlin, will be with us to lead our mandolin instruction. As for old-time banjo, once again Chris Coole will travel out from Toronto to lead instruction in this very "coole" instrument.  Regarding fiddle, we are simply delighted to note that, not only will the phenomenal cross-genre fiddler/violinist, composer, educator and singer-songwriter, Enion Pelta-Tiller, lead JFFC 2015's  Intermediate/Advanced fiddle sections, National Fiddle Champs, Katie Glassman and Luke Price are teaming up to teach intermediate and advanced students particularly interested in Texas-style and contest-oriented fiddling and associated backup guitar.  More details about our 2015 faculty can be found on our Instructors page.

Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin

As long as you can play a couple of simple tunes on fiddle, mandolin,  guitar or banjo, we've a class and instructor suited just for you!  People of all ages and walks of life come to the Camp, and we recognize they do so for a variety of reasons.   While every one seeks some fun and instruction, we are particularly sensitive to: 


  • The interests of classical musicians seeking more comfort playing "off the page"
  • Young musicians who hope to broaden their skills, interests and repertoires
  • Middle-age and senior instrumentalists who wish to rejuvenate their skills and expand their network of musical friends



Fiddling's more than an instrument, it's an attitude - an attitude that is warm to playing and/or dancing to acoustic string music with others of all ages and backgrounds.  It's social, it's fun, and a pure and direct way to enjoy old friends and make new ones.