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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 Champion and has served as a judge at Weiser and other regional and state contests. 


Her music has been influenced significantly by five-time National Fiddle Champion Herman Johnson who instructed her in Texas-style fiddling and Western Swing.  She is the author of “The Fiddlin’ Workshop”, “The Fiddlin’ Workshop for Cello”, “The Fiddlin’ Workshop for Viola”, “Herman Johnson Master Fiddler” and “Texas-Style Fiddlin’ Workshop”, Mel Bay Publications Inc.  


Jeanine enjoys learning and playing many fiddle styles.  Her interest in Scottish/Cape Breton fiddle was renewed with a walking and music tour in Scotland in 2022 and attending a fiddle camp in Cape Breton in 2023. She resides in Beaverton, Oregon.