Youth Programs

Our programs are much more than learning to play fiddle. As well as honing in on their playing skills and techniques, kids and teens will learn about leadership, group dynamics, working in a team, and being on stage.

*Please note the times below as they have changed slightly from last season. The location has also changed and all youth programs will be taking place on the second floor of 5018 52nd Street (above Fiddles & Stix).

Stay tuned for information regarding our Winter 2022 youth programs.


Fill out the form below to become a member of the Aurora Fiddle Society for the 2021/2022 fiddling season! Please note: This is our general membership form. While a membership is required for participation in our youth programs, the link to registration form for the youth programs themselves can be found towards the top of this page.



Performance Group (Fiddle Cats)

Known as the Fiddle Cats, these experienced youth focus on arrangements, finer techniques and performance skills, and put their training to the test with community performances throughout the year.  This is a full-year program for youths aged 12 and up.  Knowledge of the group's repertoire is required; contact AFS for more information.

Fall 2021 / Winter 2022  (22 classes + performances) // Fiddle Cats Program Fee: $550

START DATE: September 24th, 2021 TBD                                          

Fridays, 6:20 - 7:20 p.m.

Beginner Group (Cubs)

Beginner fiddlers improve and expand the beginners’ repertoire, and learn some fun tricks for technique and group arrangements.  This is a one-season program for youths aged 7 and up.

Fall 2021 (10 classes) // Beginner Group (Cubs) Program Fee: $120

START DATE: September 24th, 2021 TBD

Fridays 5:30 - 6:10 p.m.

First-Time Group: Level 1

First-time fiddlers learn the important basics of fiddling and get an early (and fun) start in playing with others. This program is for youths aged 6 and up. 

Fall 2021 (10 classes) // First-Time Group Program Fee: $120

START DATE: September 24th, 2021 TBD

Fridays, 3:50 - 4:30 p.m.


First-Time Group: Level 2

First-time level 2 are for fiddlers who've previously been in first-time level 1 group.

Fall 2021 (10 classes) // First-Time Group Program Fee: $120

START DATE: September 24th, 2021 TBD

Fridays, 4:40 - 5:20 p.m.


The instructor for all youth programs is Andrea Bettger.
NOTE: The Performance and Beginner youth programs are designed to compliment and expand on a child's existing skills and instruction.  The First-time youth program is designed to introduce your child to the fiddle, and to provide the basic skills to jump-start their learning experience. We strongly recommended that your child receives individual fiddle lessons alongside these programs.