Chris Coole > Clawhammer banjo

Clawhammer banjo: intermediate This class is for people who have a basic understanding of the clawhammer style (lower intermediate to advanced). We will begin with the three major right-hand techniques (basic strum, double thumb, and drop thumb). We’ll look at the mechanics of each, and how you can use them to construct tunes. After that, depending on … Read More

Joe D’Esposito > Fiddle

Fiddle: intermediate In this interactive series of workshops, students will experiment with new approaches to the study of fiddle technique, as well as explore contemporary fiddle techniques such as “the chop”. These focusses will be framed in the context of common fiddle tunes, improvisation, composition, and their application in the band or jam setting. Students … Read More

Eli West > Flatpicking guitar

Flatpicking guitar In this class, we’ll explore the guitar’s role as a melody instrument, working on techniques and practice habits to get out in front of the learning curve. Themes will include melody playing, leads diverging from the melody, tools for creating leads, and right hand lead patterns for all tempos and time signatures. We’ll … Read More

Leslie Ziegler > Lead & Harmony Singing

Lead & Harmony Singing: all levels As we all know, in bluegrass and old time music, vocals are an essential element in bringing that high lonesome sound. Bluegrass is primarily an aural tradition, thus, we will be teaching everything by ear. No prerequisites of theory or notation reading required! In Lead and Harmony Singing we … Read More

Peter Sharpe > Mandolin

Mandolin: intermediate The Intermediate Mandolin Class will explore the various roles the mandolin plays in bluegrass music, from rhythm playing to taking breaks. We will learn new tunes and start to build solos using musical vocabulary from some of the best pickers. We will focus on learning and strengthening techniques like double-stops, tremolo, playing melody, … Read More

Lauren Stovall > Lead & Harmony Singing

Lead & Harmony Singing: all levels As we all know, in bluegrass and old time music, vocals are an essential element in bringing that high lonesome sound. Bluegrass is primarily an aural tradition, thus, we will be teaching everything by ear. No prerequisites of theory or notation reading required! In Lead and Harmony Singing we will … Read More

Dusty Rider > Guitar

Guitar: novice In Novice Guitar we will explore all of the basics of bluegrass and old-time guitar and its role in each style. We will learn the most useful chords, how to change between them and rhythmic and strumming techniques. Once we have those basics down, we’ll start playing some songs and tunes. We’ll talk about … Read More

Matt Weiner > Double Bass

Double bass: intermediate WALKING CURE: Instant Walking Bass Lines for Folk, Bluegrass & Blues No more panicking! Here are some simple walking patterns we can plug into various chord progressions that are found in a lot of roots music.  Note choice, proper right hand fingering and left hand technique will go a long way to help … Read More

Aaron Keim > Ukulele

Ukulele: novice and intermediate Ukulele Jumpstart, Novice/Intermediate.  Join Aaron as you learn the basic skills and concepts you need to make music with others, learn songs and have fun with your ukulele.  We will work on strumming patterns, fingerpicking, melodies, singing, and even a little music theory. Our foundation for these concepts will be the repertoire … Read More

Stephen “Sammy” Lind > Rover

Sammy Lind Hailing from Minnesota, Sammy Lind has established himself as one of the most critically acclaimed old time musicians anywhere. His playing reflects tremendous respect and passion for all the players and old recordings he spent countless hours learning from. Nadine and Sammy are members of Foghorn Stringband, The Cajun Country Revival and perform … Read More