Al Berard is an amazing teacher known for instilling confidence and teaching those who have absolutely no musical background to actually get a feel for playing the fiddle and excel at it! He stresses learning the ‘feel’ of Cajun music while mastering backing and seconding techniques, which are the underpinnings of true Cajun fiddling. Influenced by Dennis McGee, Dewey Balfa and Hadley Castille, Al teaches basic bowing patterns for the waltz and two-step melodies to fiddlers of all levels. Workshop runs from 12-2PM Al Berard is a multi-award recipient winning “best fiddler” award and Grammy nominee several times from the Cajun French Music Association CFMA. He has played with many of the greats of Cajun music and produced the DVD "Al Berard Teaches Cajun Fiddle Basics". He is often one of the most in-demand fiddle instructors at major music festivals and camps worldwide.