Mark your calendar > The Woodshed > June 21 to 25, 2018

About the Woodshed

The Woodshed – Yukon Acoustic Music Workshop is a four-day gathering for those wanting to sharpen their skills on a variety of acoustic instruments, including banjo, guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin, ukulele, as well as lead and harmony singing.Featuring some of the best acoustic string musicians and instructors in the world, the Woodshed strives to create an intimate and intensive learning experience in a friendly and supportive environment. Located at the beautiful Sundog Retreat, just a short drive from Whitehorse, the setting provides plenty of inspiration as well.

Daily Schedule

The schedule includes class time twice a day, general workshops, slow jams, intermediate jams, a band scramble and final student concert. Lots of playing, practice and jamming opportunities!

What to Bring

  • an open mind and a willingness to learn and share
  • your instrument(s)
  • all your own camping supplies
  • warm clothes
  • sun hat
  • folding chair for around the campfire
  • sunscreen
  • bug dope (avoid DEET-containing products that destroy instrument finish)


Sundog Retreat is a 65-hectare property near Whitehorse. It has peaceful, wide-open spaces and a gorgeous mountain view. Common areas, dining room, camping area and classrooms are all close together and within walking distance of each other.  A bicycle might be handy for the short 10-minute cycle to the Yukon River. Click here for directions.


To stay on-site you must be in an RV or tenting. To explore RV rental options refer to Travel Yukon. To find out about other accommodation options in and around Whitehorse, please refer to Travel Yukon and also Whitehorse Bed and Breakfasts.


The fee includes all instruction and workshops, meals and camping spots for tents & RVs (no hookups).


We provide health-conscious and delicious meals, starting with dinner on Thursday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner from Friday to Sunday, and breakfast on Monday.Questions? Email [email protected].

What our students and instructors say...