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To support youth and local communities in Oregon by fostering the sharing of music with family & friends. 

Our mission:

Our strategy.

Step 1. Build a music program in the Rogue Valley that provides young fiddlers a variety of activities that develops their skills and their relationships.

Step 2. Work with teachers and parents in communities around Oregon who want to create a similar program in their local area.


Step 3. Build connections between communities around Oregon through shared music camps and performances.

young kids smiling and playing the fiddle
Sign up for

Fiddle Camp!

Every summer, Creekside Strings runs two, week-long summer music camps in Ashland's beautiful Lithia park. 

kids playing fiddle at a summer camp
fiddlers, bassist, and guitarist playing music in the park

Our Local Experience.

Ashland, OR

Creekside Strings is a music project that teaches students in Ashland, Oregon and surrounding towns in the Rogue Valley. Currently, four teachers collaborate to teach 140 students, ages 4-75.

Creekside Strings also serves as a learning lab. It runs events and programs with the objective of making music a part of daily life for our students and families. Some of these programs are more fun and effective than others. And we make a note and do more of those!

The success of our project and the interest it has generated in other communities inspired us to share our experiences.

Get involved.

a huge group of fiddlers playing music in a creek


Want to help us build the youth and musical community? Make a donation below and let us know what program you're most interested in!


Does Creekside Strings offer an activity that sounds like fun for you, a friend, or family member? Sign up for an event or program and join the community!

Looking for Lessons?

Interested in taking fiddle lessons in Southern Oregon? Meet our associated teachers below, check their calendars, and schedule a time to meet!

Meet The Team.

Creekside Strings is a 501(c)3 organization managed by a team of volunteers, including the Executive Director, Duane Whitcomb, and our Board of Directors: Annie, Brandy & Marisela.

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