Fiddle Kids

Gone Fiddling Again (GFA) is an organization that engages Yakima Area youth between the ages of 8 and 18 in tuition free instruction, performance, and preservation of American Folk Fiddling. Recruitment is conducted annually among 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade students in the Greater Yakima Area. Older students can join as space permits. (Students can also take private lessons to get started, and then move into the free classes.)

Class instruction occurs once per week and youth are grouped according to level of expertise, but no child is excluded. Performances include Community Northwest Harvest Benefit Dance, Annual Fiddle Kids Show, Spring Community Fiddle Kids Dance as well as performances at senior centers and other community events.

Support Fiddle Kids

Gone Fiddling Again is a 501 (c) (3) organization by Internal Revenue Service designation.

You can support Gone Fiddling Again and the Fiddle Kids:

  • Make a tax deductable contribution to Gone Fiddling Again:

  • Attend Fiddle Kids events
  • Distribute publicity

Calendar of Events
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Instrument Rental
Monthly Rental Donation (tax deductible)

Rental Options

Fiddling is:
  • Community rather than concert oriented
  • Intergenerational rather than age stratified
  • Inclusive of participants of varying technical abilities rather than exclusive or competitive
  • Activity involves playing by ear from the start rather than first requiring students to read music
  • Links players to folk culture e.g., clogging, dancing, shared dinners rather than staged concerts
  • Students learn U.S. regional fiddling cultures and influences that bring American history alive

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