Bob Shaffar

Bob Shaffar

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BANDON — Members of the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association will offer fiddling lessons — beginning, middle and intermediate classes. The lessons will be held the first and third Thursday of each month starting Oct. 5.

There are only five slots for the beginner class, and limited space in the other two levels, so reserve one of the slots now. Beginning fiddling class will begin at 6 p.m.; middle level 6:40 p.m., and the intermediate class starting at 7:30 p.m. in the music room at Harbor Lights Middle School, which has been generously donated by the School District and music specialist Holly Sylvester to use for instruction. The school is located at 390 Ninth Street S.W. in Bandon, which is just one block off U.S. Highway 101.

The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 with the sole purpose of promoting, preserving and perpetuating old time music. It is with that intent and focus that the District 5 chapter of OOTFA is offering fiddling lessons.

Bob Shaffar, an accomplished local musician and an excellent fiddler, will be teaching the classes with the emphasis on old time music and playing tunes by ear. A $5 donation to the OOTFA scholarship fund is suggested for each lesson, and membership in the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers is encouraged, offering many musical opportunities.

Loaner fiddles also will be available to members.

To register or for more information, call Dawn Vonderlin at 541-347-4561.

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