Announcing Winter Boot Camp Black Friday Sale!

Stay in shape over the holidays with this 5 day Version of Boot Camp at the PYCO School of Music in Wexford, PA!

Special Pricing Starting Friday November 26, 2021 through Tuesday November 30, 2021 with the Discount Code: "SCALESROCK"

(after that regular pricing is applied)

To attend Winter Boot Camp, just send an email to with the discount code! Payment options are Venmo, Check, Zelle by December 1 to get the discount. We can work out any details by email. 

2021 Winter Boot Camp at PYCO School of Music in Wexford, PA

Winter Boot Camp is in our 3rd year!

Dates: Monday December 27, 2021-Friday December 31, 2021

Hours: Full Day 9-5/ Partial Day 9-1

Location: PYCO School of Music (150 Lake Drive Suite 103, Wexford PA 15090) AND Zoom Online 


25% off total price! 

(if paid in full before December 1, 2021)

Discount Code: "SCALESROCK"

Normal Pricing (after December 1, 2021)

One Session: $600, Partial Day: $400

For in person: Limited numbers and First come, first served with deposit. We strive to be as safe as possible with social distancing. Please get in touch if you have special circumstances, we are flexible!


Fiddlers Too Inc Presents:
Audition Boot Camp 2022

Master your audition skills in 1-4 sessions!


What is Audition Boot Camp?

Train to Win with Us!

Returning in Spring 2022 Dates TBA

Audition Boot Camp is for you if you are looking for extra help on your audition music, no matter what it is for, and as a supplement to your private lesson work. We will cover all excerpts for PYSO, TRYPO, and any other audition/competition. You will get experience performing in Mock Auditions with your peers, Group Practice of your excerpts, Bowed and fingered music, personalized recordings of your excerpts, and more. We will also cover how to make a winning recording, how to handle nerves, and have Master Classes on your music, giving you an opportunity to perform in front of an audience. By the time your audition arrives, you will have practiced it already several times!


"The Original" Violin and Viola Boot Camp is celebrating our 10th year!

Announcing Dates for Summer 2022!

Week One: June 27-July 1

Week Two: July 25-July 29

Week Three: August 1-August 5

Week Four: August 8-August 12

POSSIBLE Week Five: August 15-August 19

Location: Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music

Camp Mission:
To create a string individual practice environment where the teacher can correct mistakes occurring during the practice sessions right when they happen. Supervised personal practice time, group technical work and instruction, and daily master classes and performances by each student. Topics also covered are sight-reading, quick music learning techniques, orchestral excerpts, and much more!

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Pump Up Your Practice Institute Description

Announcing Dates for Summer 2022

Session 1: May 30, 2022-June 3, 2022

Session 2: June 6, 2022-June 10, 2022

A Summer Practicing Institute for all instruments presented by Fiddlers Too Inc: ONLINE ONLY (Zoom)


“Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”--Vince Lombardi

This online summer institute provides participants with a 2 week personalized design of intensive instrumental practice and correct practice techniques combined with formal guidance and analysis by two professional international performing and teaching artists, Charles and Rachel Stegeman.

“After designing and sharing our daily practice plan for you, we will then drop in on your individual virtual practice room throughout the day to help shape your personal choices during practice time. We will also guide you through your practice time to make sure your practice schedule is maintained, motivated, and keeps you accountable to yourself, thus heading towards your goals in music. As needed, we will offer our ‘prescriptions’ to any faulty practice techniques that we discover based on our combined collegiate teaching experience of over 45 years. In addition, there are daily master classes to cover the myriad of important topics musicians need to know about (listed below in goals and outcomes). *This program is designed to supplement your private teacher’s efforts and goals for you, thus we recommend keeping your weekly lesson with your teacher during this time.”

-Charles and Rachel Stegeman

Goals and outcomes:

  • Organize practice

  • Know when to stop and when to keep going

  • Set short, near, and long term goals in your practicing

  • How to identify good and bad habits in your practicing

  • Clean up: pitch, sound, bow control, vibrato, coordination, shifting, bow mapping, and accuracy in all types of musical passages

  • Journal effectively

  • Schedule effectively

  • Learn quickly and efficiently

  • Use sight reading skills to help you learn more quickly

  • Break down sight reading skills to improve it


Who Are We?

We have created  2 different Summer Online Programs presented by Fiddlers Too Inc. designed to help all instrumental students vastly improve their individual practice habits. Both programs offer live monitored individual practice along with personalized tips on the spot for immediate improvement as well as Master Classes and discussions on pertinent topics to practicing.

Scroll down below to learn about:

Pump Up Your Practice Institute


Violin and Viola Boot Camp 2022


Fun things!

"Boot Camp is a wonderful opportunity for musicians to improve their performing and learn to practice more efficiently. It played a particularly important role in my preparations for conservatory auditions. I highly recommend the Stegeman camps for any musician who wants to become more confident and comfortable performing!"--Violin Performance Major, Manhattan School of Music

The picture below is from Boot Camp Summer 2021.

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Express your interest in Winter Boot Camp and any other Fiddlers Too Inc Program Here

BLACK FRIDAY SALE for Winter Boot Camp is now happening! From Friday November 26, 2021 through Tuesday November 30, Black Friday prices apply with the Discount Code: "SCALESROCK"

After that regular prices apply.

Violin and Viola Boot Camp 2022 LIVE ("The Original") will be happening in Pittsburgh, Pa at Duquesne University. Prospective Dates are:

Week One: June 27-July 1

Week Two: July 25-July 29

Week Three: August 1-August 5

Week Four: August 8-August 12

POSSIBLE Week Five: August 15-August 19

Pump Up Your Practice is always online.

Please check the program below that you are interested in, or all of them! We will put you on our mailing list!


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