PRIVATE FENCING LESSONS
Coaches Viveka Fox and Geoff Butler offer private lessons in Charlotte, Middlebury, and Vergennes for all interested club members with their own basic equipment (rental equipment is not available for private lessons). Private lessons are a great supplement to group classes for fencers of all skill levels, and cost $20 each. Viveka offers foil and epee lessons. Geoff offers lessons in all 3 weapons, with a specialization in epee.
New to fencing, looking to get started? The best way to start is in one of our Level 1 group classes, where equipment is provided as well as a community of fellow students to practice and bout with.
To schedule a private 20 minute fencing lesson with Viveka or Geoff, please click the button below. Thank you!
Head Coach Viveka Fox
Head coach Viveka Fox, a former all-Ivy fencer and North Atlantic womens foil champion, has over 40 years of fencing experience. She is the founder and past president of the USFA Green Mountain Division, and a nationally certified referee. She is a USFCA accredited Moniteur (instructor). In 2014, Viveka qualified to represent the US in age 50-60 womens foil at Veteran World Championships. She believes that fencing is not just another sport, but is a creative way of thinking and moving that links us to the past and allows us to express ourselves as individuals. She is a great believer in and supporter of lifelong athletes and grassroots fencing. When not fencing, she plays in the New England roots music band Atlantic Crossing, the Celtic band Frost and Fire, and tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
Coach Geoff Butler
Geoff relocated to Vermont from Virginia, where he had many years experience coaching and running fencing clubs. His specialty is epee, but he offers private lessons by appointment in all 3 weapons. Geoff's other skills include sculpting, woodworking and bicycle racing, and he blogs about fencing at www.myepeecoach.com.