Cameron Baggins, a classical violin teacher, first became inspired to teach and organize young fiddlers after hearing some of them try out their competition tunes for him during lessons in Brandon, Manitoba. This led to the Fantasy Fiddlers group in Brandon, and later the Forty Fiddling Fanatics in Winnipeg, When it became clear there were no significant music education opportunities for children in northern Manitoba, he launched a couple of pilot projects through the Frontier School Division in 1998. These fiddling classes were instantly popular and lead to rapid expansion. Today, Cameron co-ordinates the Frontier Fiddling Program throughout the province.
What inspired you to study music?
I helped some young Suzuk students prepare a Christmas concert at Elim Chapel and I became inspired to teach music.
What makes your lessons different from the rest?
If we are not having fun, then I don’t see the point.
What do you love about teaching?
The path is the goal. I enjoy working with students who are curious and want to learn.