Jeanine OrmeJeanine R. Orme is a classically trained violinist who has specialized in old-time fiddling, Texas-
style fiddling, bluegrass fiddle, and Western swing. She is the 2014 Oregon State Adult Division

Fiddle Champion and regularly competes in regional and national fiddle contests. Jeanine is

the author of three music collections for Mel Bay Publications, Inc.: The Fiddlin’ Workshop,

Herman Johnson-Master Fiddler and Texas-Style Fiddlin’ Workshop.

Jeanine was born in Ogden, Utah. She began playing the violin at age five and started fiddling

at age 8, performing with the Utah Old-Time Fiddlers. She graduated from Weber State with

a B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing and a minor in Music. As a teenager she began

studying Texas-style and Western swing fiddling with Herman Johnson, five- time National

Fiddle Champion in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She has transcribed hundreds of fiddle tunes from the

playing of Herman Johnson and other fiddlers.

Along with raising three children Jeanine has been teaching classical violin and fiddle lessons

for over thirty years and has performed as a solo artist, and as a member of various groups for

community, civic, and private functions throughout Utah and Oregon. She is a member of the

Oregon Music Teachers Association.

She enjoys teaching fiddle workshops and summer fiddle camps at her teaching studio. She

regularly teaches at the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, ID, and Wintergrass Youth

Academy in Bellevue, WA.

Jeanine currently resides in Beaverton. Along with her violin/fiddle teaching studio she also

works as a Special Education Instructional Assistant.