Instructors

Amy Burrow

  I am excited to join the teaching staff at WCFCW after participating as a camper and organizing committee member. In my role as co-teacher with Donna Wynn, I look forward to learning about and maximizing the interests and talents of our young players as they acquire new tunes and grow as musicians. One of …

Kim Hall

I am excited to join WCFCW as an instructor. Teaching adult players, both beginners and experienced musicians, has been an incredibly enriching part of my career as a teacher. As an instructor at the Albany Senior Center for the last several years, I have come to appreciate the passion and dedication of adult players. My goal …

Linda Danielson

Linda Danielson fiddles for dances–contra dances, English and Scottish country dances,  in a variety of duos and bands scattered from Eugene to Seattle. She performs Celtic and Scandinavian music in a duo with harper Janet Naylor, and plays with a Douglas County cowgirl band, the Slow Ponies, and plays a country-toward-bluegrass repertory with The Annie …

Andy Emert

Andy grew up in Salem, Oregon and started playing fiddle as a child.  He heard his first “real” fiddling in Decora, Iowa as a tourist visiting his grandparents and wanted to learn the instrument because the fiddle carries the melody. He regularly went to jams in the Willamette valley to learn from the good players. …

Clint Epps

Clint is a self-taught guitar player and has played guitar since age 16 in a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, old time, country, blues, and rock. His favorite way to play guitar is accompanying fiddle or voice, and he enjoys singing and playing other instruments as well (mandolin, bass, and a little dobro, fiddle, …

Jenny Humphrey

  Jenny is thrilled to be heading back to fiddle camp for another year of teaching, music making, and friendship. She teaches both fiddle and violin and loves working with students of all ages. She also works with YAMA, a music program in Yakima WA, conducting orchestra and empowering youth to be leaders and creative …

Josh Humphrey

Josh Humphrey has been hand crafting musical instruments since 2001. Currently based in Oregon, Humphrey produces roughly 12 custom hand built guitars, bouzoukis, and mandolins per year. Humphrey also builds and repairs percussion and ethnic instruments. Also an active music educator and performer of North Indian tabla, he has lived in Kolkata studying North Indian …

Allison Lindley

  Allison Lindley started playing in school in Auburn, WA at age 11 and was inspired by her grandpa,  E. “Don” Wiles, who was a popular authentic old time fiddler in northern Idaho.  She played in the orchestra through college, but didn’t enjoy the classical music scene, so put it away for 10+ years. Around 1995, …

Joey McKenzie

  Joey McKenzie is a musician of remarkable versatility. Besides being recognized as one of the finest rhythm guitarists of our time, Joey is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, band arranger, singer and producer.  Originally from McMinnville, Oregon his first musical experience began at age of 11, tuning the instruments his father had around their house. As …

Sherry McKenzie

Hailing from the Fort Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, Sherry McKenzie is a seasoned veteran of fiddle contests and is a multiple state, regional and national fiddle champion. Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sherry experienced fiddle music for the first time at age 11. “I saw a fiddle player on TV and thought it looked …

Jeanine Orme

Jeanine Orme is happy to be teaching again at the WCFCW. She began playing the violin at age five and started fiddling at age 8. She loves performing and teaching fiddle and has taught fiddle lessons and workshops for over forty years. She is a past Utah State Fiddle Champion, 2024 Oregon State Adult Division …

Matthew Medford

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Matthew grew up on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, first picking up the electric bass during his late teens to play music more akin to Nirvana than the Texas Playboys. All that changed when he discovered the upright bass and Western swing. It wasn’t long before Matthew found himself at Johnny Gimble’s Swing Camp where …

Steve Robare

Steve Robare is a retired public school music teacher, where he specialized in teaching absolute beginners in band and guitar/ukulele for over 20 years. Steve lives in Eugene Oregon, where he’s playing lots of back-up guitar, clawhammer banjo and mandolin.

Chico Schwall

Chico Schwall is happy to return to Fiddle Camp this year.  He may be the only staff member to have taught three times on three different instruments (guitar, 5-string banjo & mandolin). He has played at some kind of traditional music for decades now, and sung and played at labor rallies, in pit orchestras, in …

Jeff Stevens

Jeff began his musical journey on guitar playing the blues, southern rock and classic rock in and around Portland, Oregon.  Since moving to Central Oregon over 20 years ago, he has broadened his scope of music to include Bluegrass, Country, and Old-Time fiddle tunes.  With his wife Marlene, they founded the band CinderBlue which performed …

Kelly Thibodeaux

Kelly Thibodeaux is a professional fiddler from Louisiana with over 35 years of playing experience. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada and had an appearance at the 2002 National Fiddle Festival in Hawthorne, Australia. He is the founder and front man for the swamp rock band “Etouffee”  (www.etouffee.com) and has written, recorded, …

Kelly Wadsworth

I took up the fiddle at the age of 50.  I am a decent piano player and also play 4 string plectrum banjo with my jazz trombone playing husband so I thought…how hard can it be?   It was harder than I thought but with some help from OOTFA and some great new friends, I was …