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Rose, Thorn & Fiddle

A message from Kathryn Kalmansson, director of Rose, Thorn & Fiddle:

Dear students,

If you play an instrument, or think you might like to play an instrument, and would like to build your skills while making new friends and helping others, I would like to invite you to consider joining Rose, Thorn & Fiddle. 

Playing in an ensemble is a key component of musical success. Instrumental students who participate in a music ensemble advance at a faster rate than those who only take private lessons, even if they practice faithfully every day. Additionally, students who play in ensembles are more likely to maintain an interest in their instrument. Just as importantly, playing music together helps to develop cooperative and social skills and builds lasting friendships. 

No matter what your musical goals are, fiddling is one of the best ways to develop good rhythm, a confident ear, ensemble skills, and fast fingers. Rose, Thorn & Fiddle is unique in that all of our arrangements have parts for everyone from open string beginners to advanced players who want a challenge.

We perform our repertoire of Celtic, Early American, and Ancient music in churches, community festivals, nursing homes, and schools. We collaborate with the Homeschool Chorus and coordinate our schedule with the Youth Ensemble of New England. 

Rose, Thorn & Fiddle includes the following instruments: violin, viola, cello and bass, flute, oboe, recorder, and tin whistle, guitar and ukulele, percussion -- HOWEVER, if you play an instrument not on the list but are interested in expanding your musical skills, contact me and we will see what we can do. Piano students looking for an ensemble experience are particularly welcome.

We have so much fun together in Rose, Thorn & Fiddle. I hope you can join us this school year. 

Kathryn Kalmansson


Meets Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm. $225/semester.

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