here for the August 2017 schedule (in PDF format)
several class periods per day, with classes, one-on-one
instructor time, jams, seminars and special events. Besides those, we'll have meals, nightly
Structure. Most classes will be taught once a day, at the same
time and location each day, Monday through Friday.
Each day will build on the knowledge you gained from the
prior day. So, Tuesday's instruction will build on
what you learned on Monday, Wednesday's will build on
choose the classes. In each of the class
periods, there will be a broad variety of classes and
subjects taught. You're free to choose the class
that's most interesting to you. However, since the
classes are sequential, it will probably make the most
sense for you to attend the same class each day.
One-on-one instructor time. For this class, you sign up with a
particular instructor, then you and five of your closest
friends sit and play for the instructor; he or she gives
you honest feedback on your playing and you discuss how
to improve it.
Seminars. What better way to learn music, its
history, its trivia and a whole lot more than to sit and
hear these great musicians tell you what is near and
dear to their hearts? It could be "The Music of
Django Reinhardt," "Worst Gigs Ever," "Alternate
Tunings," "Properly setting up your instrument," or a host of other fun and informative topics.
You won't want to miss these.
Concerts. On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday nights, we'll have concerts featuring our
instructors. Wednesday night, we'll have our
contra dance, which is not to be missed. On Friday night, it'll be your turn
Jamming. We'll have many scheduled jams in
folk, bluegrass, swing, Irish and old-time styles, and
maybe our famous honky-tonk jam as well. But not just those; jamming happens any time two or more
folks get together and play. It can and does
happen all the time, and you never know where or when a
great one will spring up. We'll also have some
jams specifically for beginners, so if you don't feel
comfortable walking into a jam, this one is for you!
can also choose not to attend any of these events.
You might need to catch up on your sleep from a long
night of jamming, practice what you learned in an
earlier class, or just take a hike around The Crags.