2021 Virtual 'Winter' Instructors

Fiddle
Calvin Vollrath Got his 1st fiddle at the age of 8 on Christmas day and by evening, was playing 2 tunes. 2011 inductee into the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. 69 Albums. Composer of about 700 tunes being played by fiddlers everywhere. www.calvinvollrath.com

Here's a video of Calvin doing a medley of things

 

 

April Verch We couldn't be more excited to have April Verch join us for this virtual winter camp. Originally from Pembroke ON and making her home in North Carolina, April never strays too far from her Canadian musical roots. Steeped in the Ottawa Valley tradition of fiddling and step dancing, April excels at both. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this Canadian sweetheart.

www.aprilverch.com

Here's a video of April in action

 

Brian Hebert is a retired teacher from Pembroke ON and an accomplished fiddle player. A staple at the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Camp, we are happy to welcome Brian for a third time teaching at Camp Calvin. 

Here's a video of Brian

 

 

Daniel Gervais  Daniel is a regular at Camp Calvin and we couldn't be happier. Daniel holds a Masters degree in Music from the U of A and makes music his life. Dan is also a 2x Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion. www.danielgervais.ca

Here's the video of Dan's final round at the Canadian Grand Masters 2016 in which he won

 

 

 

Guitar

Craig McGregor Guitarist extraordinaire from Vancouver BC and a Camp Calvin alumni, Craig has been our go-to guitar instructor for many years now and always gets rave reviews in the evaluations, so we invite him back every year.. He knows and uses all 4 chords as well as anyone and is a wonderful teacher and a great accompanist to fiddlers. www.facebook.com/craig.mcgregor

Here's a video of Craig with Mark on fiddle doing a new arrangement to an old fiddle tune

 

 

Piano

Kimberley Holmes  A staple of Camp Calvin, we just can't do it without her. Her bubbly personality, her infectious smile but mostly her extensive musical knowledge and willingness to share makes her own of Canada's favorite accompanist instructor. We're always happy to have Kimberley as part of the team and you will be too.

www.facebook.com/kimberleyholmes