Julie Campbell

Julie C.

Camano Island, WA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As a teacher, I am extremely upbeat and encouraging! I meet students where they are and seek to make lessons enjoyable as well as challenging. I am absolutely passionate about bluegrass and old-time music! I began playing viola in 1972 at age 9, switched to fiddle (violin) in 2003, and have been performing in bands as a bluegrass fiddler ever since! Teaching is in my blood, as I was a full-time high school English teacher for 32 years prior to my recent retirement. I've been teaching fiddle students for the past five years, and have helped many beginning and intermediate students learn how to play songs and continue building their skills. I work primarily with training by ear, but can also help students learn to read music. If you're ready to "pull out the fiddle and rosin up the bow," then give me a call!
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Julie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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I've been performing as a fiddler in bluegrass bands since 2003, and have absolutely loved my own journey as a musician! A lifelong musician, I started on viola at age 9 and played in school orchestra through high school and on into college, even as I earned my degree in secondary English Education. I kept playing throughout my 32 year career as a high school English teacher, performing at first on viola in folk/rock duos, then later (2003 onward) on fiddle. As an educator myself, I was a passionate learner who quickly progressed in my skills. I hope to pass along my passion for bluegrass fiddle to many students in the years to come! I am an extremely upbeat, optimistic person who knows how to meet students where they are and accompany them on their musical progress. Learning any instrument can be very challenging, and practice is important -- but it is also important to quickly gain the satisfaction of achievement. I like to help students learn how to play tunes and enjoy the instrument, as well as develop their skills through the hard work of exercises and drills. As students progress, they will learn what it takes to be able to jam with others. Let's get ready to fiddle!

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Oct 2011 - Present
Barleywine Revue

Nov 2007 - Aug 2011
Deadwood Revival

May 2007 - May 2008
Solomon's Porch Bluegrass Band

Nov 2003 - Jun 2007
Looking Glass Bluegrass Band


Masters in Education
Sep 1996 - Jun 1998
University of Washington
Bachelors in Education
Sep 1981 - Jun 1986
Bowling Green State University (Ohio)


WA State Teaching Certificate, secondary education
Jun 2018
WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Fully certified since 1986 in Ohio, and first certified in Washington in 1990. Teaching high school has been my career, playing fiddle has been my release!

Photos & Videos

Julie Campbell, fiddler

Julie playing the ever-popular "Orange Blossom Special"
When you fiddle, you can sit in with your favorite bands!

Deadwood Revival 2007-2011

Looking Glass Bluegrass Band 2003-2007

Barleywine Revue 2011-present

3 Reviews

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Duncan Jan 16, 2019
Fiddle · In studio

Julie is absolutely wonderful! She’s extremely patient and very talented. I was only able to take fiddling lessons for a relatively short amount of time (less than a year) but I feel that I walked away with an excellent start. Can not recommend enough!

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Jennifer Jan 13, 2019
Fiddle · In studio

Julie is an amazing fiddle teacher! It is intimidating to take lessons as an adult and she made me feel very comfortable from day one. She is fun and has a laid-back, warm personality. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn fiddle!

Ally Jan 12, 2019
Fiddle · In studio

Julie is an amazing teacher! She tells you what you need to improve in a gentle way and is always enthusiastic about any progress you make, no matter how small.

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