Music Classes This Summer
Fiddle with Katie Trautz
July 11th, 25th - August 1st, 8th from 4 - 5:15pm
 Intermediate/advanced players fiddle tunes from old-time and Cajun traditions.  
4 classes - $25 each / Advance Registration Required / Location TBD
  • Pay online with Visa, Master Card or PayPal
  • Or send a check to Cabot Arts, P.O. Box 201 Cabot, VT 05647
Have Questions?  Contact Dana at: or 802-793-3016
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Join Katie Trautz for a series of fiddle classes, COVID safe and outdoors, this summer.  Katie plans to teach intermediate/advanced players fiddle tunes from old-time and Cajun traditions.  Each class will focus on a couple of tunes, bowing styles, ornamentation, and technique associated with those tunes.  Students must be able to learn by ear, but a recording device (such as an iphone or handheld recorder) is encouraged.  The tunes are taught in segments and slowed down to an accessible speed.  Learning in a group can be fun and inspiring, with little pressure and enough material to keep you playing for months to come. 

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About Your Instructor

Katie Trautz is a native Vermont fiddler who has toured nationally and internationally sharing traditional music and original folk songs. Katie plays fiddle, guitar and banjo crossing genres with her numerous ensembles.  She has studied with some of the greatest fiddle players in the US including Dirk Powell, Pete Sutherland, David Greely and Bruce Molsky.  Katie is the co-founder of the non-profit folk music school ‘Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture’ based in Montpelier, VT.  Following her 8-year directorship at the Summit School, she became the Executive Director of Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, VT.  After the release of her book 'American Harmony Singing: Kid Songs' in the fall of 2016, she decided to return to teaching music, while raising her new baby son.

Cabot Arts is looking for teachers!
We are looking for talented instructors in a variety of instruments and genres. If you would like to teach in Cabot (or would like to recommend a teacher), please contact Dana at  or call 802-793-3016.  Thank you!
Refund and Payment Policy
  • After the first week of programming, no refunds will be provided. 

  • No refunds or make-up classes offered for student absences due to illness or family emergency.