January 2023 'Winter' Instructors
Calvin Vollrath Got his 1st fiddle at the age of 8 on Christmas day and by evening, was playing 2 tunes. 2011 inductee into the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. 72 Albums. Composer of about 700 tunes being played by fiddlers everywhere.
Here's a video of Calvin doing a medley of things
Ivonne Hernandez We are thrilled to welcome Ivonne to Camp Calvin as an instructor. Camp Calvinators may remember Ivonne performing at camp in St. Edouard with a broken foot with her band on her way back from a tour. Ivonne is an accomplished musician and musical coach to many young fiddlers & musicians in the Victoria BC area.
Here's a video of Ivonne in action
April Verch April is an accomplished fiddler & step dancer hailing from the Ottawa Valley but now makes her home and a thriving career in the USA. We are thrilled to have this busy artist part of the winter camp.
Here's a video of April playing with her husband Cody Waters.
Brian Hebert hails from Pembroke ON and is a retired educator and a camp favorite so we're excited to have him back for the third time for the online version of Camp Calvin. Brian is not short on words so you'll be entertained as well as learning from this experienced fiddler.
Here's a video of Brian playing for the onine 2018 Advent Calendar.
Unfortunately due to a change in Daniel's schedule, he is no longer available for VWCC 2023. He will be missed. We have found a suitable replacement with Ivonne Hernandez.
Daniel Gervais Daniel is a regular instructor at Camp Calvin, having been a part of the faculty since the inception in 2007, so doing camp without him just wouldn't feel right anymore. Daniel holds a Masters degree in Music from the U of A and makes music his life. Dan is also a 2x Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion. Here's the video of Dan's final round at the Canadian Grand Masters 2016 in which he won
Kimberley Holmes A staple of Camp Calvin, we just can't do it without her. Her bubbly personality, her infectious smile but mostly her extensive musical knowledge and willingness to share makes her own of Canada's favorite accompanist instructor. We're always happy to have Kimberley as part of the team and you will be too.