• Multi-day intensive-but-relaxed instruction focused on how to jam
  • Camps are full-immersion for two or more days, a good way to instill learning in a short time
  • Camps tend to draw students from a wide region, to be together for a weekend
  • Understanding instruction on following and leading songs, faking solos, backup skills
  • No music or tab, no prior experience required but must be able to switch smoothly between G, C, D, and A chords
  • Experienced players welcome, will be given skill-appropriate challenges
  • All bluegrass instruments, all ages

All Camps

  • Weekly sessions with intensive-but-relaxed instruction focused on how to jam.
  • Weekly classes draw from a smaller area, so nearby jammers can meet.
  • Weekly classes allow students to practice up and prepare between sessions.
  • Understanding instruction on following and leading songs, faking solos, backup skills
  • No music or tab, no prior experience required but must be able to switch smoothly between G, C, D, and A chords
  • Experienced players welcome, will be given skill-appropriate challenges
  • All bluegrass instruments, all ages

All Weekly Classes

  • Daily 2-hour sessions teaching the basics of informal bluegrass playing.
  • Songbook provided, small coached groups.
  • Understanding instruction on following and leading songs, faking solos, backup skills.
  • No music or tab, no prior experience required but must be able to switch smoothly between G, C, D, and A chords.
  • Experienced players welcome, will be given skill-appropriate challenges
  • All bluegrass instruments, all ages.
  • Walkups welcome or pay in advance for discount.

All Festival Classes

  • Intensive-but-relaxed instruction focused on how to jam.
  • Individually coached small group jams with experienced, low-pressure teaching.
  • Easy qualifications: Be able to switch between G C, D, and A chords.
  • Experienced jammers welcome, will be given skill-appropriate challenges.
  • Learn to follow along, lead songs, fake solos, backup skills.
  • No written music or tab. Learn by ear as in real bluegrass.
  • All bluegrass instruments, all ages

All One-Day Classes