Learn to Play Traditional Fiddle Music &/or Classical Violin Music
Private &/or Family Duo 30 min lessons for ages 6-adult - Beginners Welcome!
~ Fiddle/Violin Intonation Master
Classes are also available ~
Pierre Jacques PleauMusician & Teaching Artist - Fiddle/Violin, Mandolin,
Ukulele & Guitar
it a Fiddle or is it a Violin?
2 names for 1 "fun to play" Instrument!
“Ever wanted to Play an Instrument?
Why wait – Jump in and Start Jamming!”
Lessons are Fun, Relaxed & Easygoing!”
“No Need to ‘Practice’ at Home – Just ‘Play’ your Instrument
& you’ll Get Good!”
For Fiddle Music Fans
a fun mix of fiddle music to play on the front porch and around the campfire Music Books/methods used: ‘American Fiddle Method' ‘Deluxe Fiddling Method’
Music: Americana, Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic, French-Canadian, Irish, New England, Ragtime, Scandinavian, Swedish, Scottish and
Western Swing… Learn fabulous fiddle playing techniques and fiddle tunes such as, Orange Blossom Special,
Red Haired Boy, Cotton
Eyed Joe, Arkansas Traveler, St. Anne’s Reel, Fisher’s Hornpipe, Kesh Jig, Star of the County Down, Westphalia Waltz, Ragtime Annie, and many
For Classical Violin Music Enthusiasts
a fun mix of classical violin & folk music using the following books/methods
Method' ‘Fiddlers Philharmonic - for Violin’ ‘Essential Elements - for Strings’ …Learn Classical Violin fingering & bowing techniques while playing
folk music and music by a variety of
composers such as, Bach, Handel, Brahms, Schumann,
Paganini & Beethoven…
Both of the above Fiddle & Violin learning methods use the oral music tradition of
‘Listen, Watch & Play!’ as well as standard music notation with ‘Tabs’ for easy reading!
Fiddle/Violin Intonation Master Class for ages 10-adult
“Secret Techniques for Playing in Tune”
~ See more info Below after lesson info ~
Fiddle/Violin Lessons for ages 6-adult
Beginners Welcome! No previous music experience is necessary!
The Fiddle &
Violin learning methods both use the oral music tradition of
‘Listen, Watch & Play!’
as well as standard music notation with ‘Tabs’ for easy reading!
Fiddle Lessons include ‘Jamming’ with, mandolin, ukulele &/or guitar accompaniment
As Fiddle students progress they can sign-up for “NSTC Jam Camps”
As Classical Violin students progress they can sign-up for “NSTC Music Camps”
Students can also audition to perform fiddle music at festivals & in the NSTC Youth Musicals
Sign-up for an “Intro to the Fiddle/Violin” to find out
more about this great instrument
Instrument provided upon
request for the “Intro Lesson” - dependent on availability
NSTC rents Fiddles/Violins – see info below
Private &/or Family Duo 30 min. weekly lessons are held year round
NBAPS - North Branch, MN, USA
CCS - Cambridge, MN, USA
Mobile Lessons are also available - click here for more info
Fun Options for Family & Friends:
Duo Lessons: Parent/child,
Grandparent/grandchild or siblings... Take a 30 min duo lesson on the same kind of instrument (example: fiddle).
Private Lessons: Take 30 min. private lessons back to back with a friend
or family member (example: 1 guitar & 1 fiddle) and spend part of the time jamming together!
Call for current prices and openings
Pierre @ North Star Theater Company
Contact NSTC online:
"Info Request Form"
Fiddle/Violin Intonation Master Class
for ages 10-adult
“Secret Techniques for Playing in Tune” This Master Class is for those that already play traditional
fiddle or classical violin music and have ‘Fake Frets’ (tape marks) on their fingerboard and want to go fretless
or for those that are playing without ‘Fake Frets’ but are still struggling to find and recognize the notes
on their fretless fingerboard. Currently this Master Class is available for the keys of A, D & G Major in 1st
position and includes fingering and bowing technique for Excellent Intonation! For the ‘Master Class’
students need to have a ‘good sounding’ ‘playable’ instrument (bridge and nut height set up for
optimal playability) and a new set of high quality strings for optimal clarity and resonation. This Master Class
includes 4 or more 30 minute or 1 hour Private lessons. Call Pierre @ 651-674-8129 for current prices and availability.
Receive a Fiddle - Rent *Free for 1 Month when you sign-up for an 'Intro to the Fiddle or Violin' session! * There is a security deposit required, due at the signing
of the rental contract ($75 or $100 based upon the instrument being rented). * Offer good while supplies last.
expires 1/30/17 *Limit - 1 per family
(Fiddle/violin, bow & case)
NSTC Offers Sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 & 4/4 (full size)
For Rent from NSTC: $16/month
Host a Music Workshop and/or Theater Camp in your Community...
Call NSTC 651-674-8129 for instrument availability
Festivals Schools Public Libraries Childcare Centers Youth Groups... Music Workshops: fiddle, mandolin, ukulele
For more info call: North Star Theater Company 651-674-8129
"Go Get Your Fiddle and Get Ready to Play!"
the 2017 Winter Theater Camp
The Kitty Cats of Pinecone
Directed by Pierre Jacques Pleau
fun learning about Musical Theater while acting out scenes from
The Kitty Cats of Pinecone County
In this ‘Cat Tale’ Musical, when everyone’s kitty cats
start getting into mischief, one of the farmer youth, Josephine, comes up with a logical solution… “Since
they want to play,” she says to her friend Lydia, “Lets teach them how to play the fiddle!” The kitty
cats are quite attentive at their lessons and they progress quickly, however when it comes time to perform at the barn dance,
there are still plenty of distractions to overcome – mice, birds and goldfish! Put on a flannel shirt and get
ready to pitch hay or put on cat ears and get ready to play in this lively ‘Cat Tale’ Musical!
Ages 7-12 "All Acting Experience Levels Welcome!"
Date: Sat. March 25, 2017
NBAHS Edelstein Auditorium, North Branch, MN, USA
Enrollment: Camp enrollment limited to 16 participants.
are invited to watch the last 10 min. of camp.
Note: No filming or photo taking due to copyright.
Register by calling NSTC 651-674-8129 Additional Upcoming 2017 Winter/Spring Theater Day Camp Dates
Coming Summer 2017 (like the one above)
or a Musical Theater Skills private 30 minute lesson.
NSTC 5 day Summer Musical
Theater Camp & Performance
Prerequisite for new students: Either attend a NSTC
Musical Theater Day Camp
North Star Theater Company
is located off of 35E in North Branch, Minnesota
45 minutes north of the Twin Cities
between the following communities…
To the North: Harris, Rush City, Pine City & Hinckley
To the South: Stacy, Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer,
Wyoming, Linwood, Forest Lake, Hugo,
Lino Lakes & White Bear Lake
the East: Sunrise,
Almelund & Taylors Falls
To the West:
Cambridge, Isanti & Princeton