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USA > California > Sonora

Rick Barlow

Old-Time, Bluegrass and Swing Fiddle


Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar

Swing, Fingerstyle, Bluegrass, Folk/Traditional

Ages: Teens, Adults

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pro

Online Lessons: Yes

Hwy 49 and Columbia Way, Sonora, CA
U.S.A. 95370

I can teach with or with out reading of manuscript.
Some students bring a recorder.

Services: Perform, Record

Plays or has played with: Swing Gitane


Philosophy / Teaching Approach:

I have been playing fiddle since 1970.
I have been teaching since 1984.


I learned old-time fiddle starting in 1970. I spent a summer in Virginia and North Carolina in 1973 learning as many tunes as I could in that style.
Later, (1984) I started learning swing. It was difficult at first because the bowing is so different and the harmony is more complex.
But it's what I play now. I am in 2 bands and I teach at my home in Sonora.
You can see some playing at YouTube under my channel "fiddlinrick".
I also have some fingerstyle guitar tunes up there.

Teaching since 1984
Lenght of Lessons: 1/2 hour
Rate: $20

Lessons at: Teachers Place/Studio, Online Live Lessons
Payment form: Cash / Check


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View the videos at

Check out YouTube.com. "fiddlinrick"

Hwy 49 and Columbia Way, Sonora, CA

Online Lessons: Yes

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Rick Barlow is a Fiddle teacher in California. He offers old time, bluegrass and swing fiddle lessons in the Sonora area. Acoustic guitar lessons are available too.