THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music makes it possible for individuals and organizations to support the future of bluegrass music through charitable donations and planned giving.

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Our Patrons

We are so grateful for the support of our patrons. Click here to see the list of our generous donors. 

Our two types of Grants

Annual Bluegrass Foundation grants- (up to $2000 each) are designed to assist programs that align with the goals of the Foundation. The deadline to apply: December 1. 

 

Bluegrass in the Schools Mini Grants- Schools or other groups organizing "Bluegrass in the Schools" assemblies should apply for a Mini Grant instead. (generally $200 per school assembly)

 

To download the appropriate forms for these two types of grants, click on the "Grant" tab at the top of our Home Page.

The Work of the Foundation

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music is proud to have donated to these worthwhile programs:

 

Annual Grant Winners:

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

and many Mini Grants (Bluegrass performances for kids)

 

Camps and Workshops

The Golden Age of Bluegrass Instruction, By Yvonne Tatar
The Golden Age of Bluegrass Instruction
By Yvonne Tatar

Listening to records, jamming, and occasionally seeing live bands – unless you were a part of the first generation of bluegrass players who were members of Bill Monroe’s or Flatt & Scrugg’s original bands, this is how players learned to play bluegrass years ago. Some of today’s stellar players recall their early learning experiences.

As a young teen, Ron Block discovered County Sales after hearing an early Country Gentlemen recording. “I started buying five or six records at a time, listening and learning them inside and out.” John Hickman also taught him the value of listening to old records from legends such as J.D. Crowe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Kentucky Mountain Boys, Red Allen and Stanley Brothers. “One day John just piled the reel-to-reels in a bag and let me take them home to record. It was like being handed a gold mine,“ Block recalls.

A young LeRoy McNees happened to hear The Country Boys live on the radio one day. He soon met the band to jam and pick up some guitar licks. Roland White then asked him to play the Dobro in the band. “Billy Ray Lathum showed me a few licks and the rest I learned from slowing down Flatt & Scruggs records with Josh Graves on them.”

Eric Uglum began playing guitar at about 13, and he learned a tremendous amount through jamming. His love for jamming was intense. “I remember driving to the Norco festivals as a teen and resenting the time it took me to park the car, so consuming was my desire to jam,” Uglum says.

As time passed, learning bluegrass branched out to include a full range of written materials and lessons available. And with today’s technology and the spread of bluegrass around the globe, bluegrass instruction is at its peak. Bill Bryson notes that, “Today is a Golden Age for beginners with all the resources out there.” Feigning Gabby Hays, he humorously states that, “Forty years ago, we couldn’t do that!”

Many varieties of live bluegrass instruction awaits any musician, no matter what skill level. In an effort to begin to bring these instructional resources together in one listing for reference, the Foundation for Bluegrass Music has begun an initial database of just such information.  Since this list is the first compilation, we welcome any bluegrass live instructional opportunities and updates not listed here to be sent to nancyc@ibma.org. And good luck to all those folks learning and teaching bluegrass!

Camp & Workshop List
Camp & Workshop List

Wind Gap Bluegrass Academy
Location: Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
Address: Mountain View Park, Wind Gap, PA
Date: June 11-13 2015
Cost: No
Website:
www.WindGapBluegrass.com
Email: MarkPanfil@hotmail.com
Phone: 716-867-4012
Contact: Mark Panfil
Description: Free three-day Bluegrass music education program for kids (age 8-17). Students will be taught how to play three bluegrass songs on their violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin or dobro and to sing them for a performance on the main stage on the Sunday of the festival. Some instruments can be lent for the weekend if you contact Mark before the festival.

Appalachian Federation Bluegrass Association Youth Academy
Location: AFBA Bluegrass Festival
Address: Mountain View Park, Wind Gap, PA
Date: July 30-Aug 2 2015
Cost: No
Website:
www.AFBAwindgap.org
Email: SandiSkidmore@Comcast.net
Phone: 610-349-6427
Contact: Sandi Morola
Description: Free three-day bluegrass and old time program for kids (age 8-17). Students will be taught how to play three bluegrass songs on their violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, banjo, uke, mandolin or dobro and to sing them for a performance on the main stage on the Sunday of the festival. Some instruments can be lent for the weekend if you contact Sandi before the festival.

Buffalo Bluegrass Youth Ensemble
Location: Wayside Presbyterian Church
Address: 5017 Lakeshore Rd. Hamburg, NY
Date: Every 1st and 3rd Monday of month 7:00 PM -8:30 PM Oct. through Aug.
Cost: No
Website:
www.BuffaloBluegrass.com
Email: MarkPanfil@hotmail.com
Phone: 716-867-4012
Contact: Mark Panfil
Description: Bluegrass club for kids (age 12-18). Students will be given guidance and the opportunity to play bluegrass with others in their age group.

Aloha Bluegrass Academy
Location: Oahu, Maui, & Kona sites
Address:   HI
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.bluegrasshawaii.com
Email: fathertardiff@me.com
Phone: 808-323-8204
Contact: Dick Tardiff
Description: Well rounded, multi-day camp for youth and adults teaching beginners to advanced on instruments, singing, jamming, etc.

Acoustic Music Camp
Location: South Oaks Church
Address: 5925 U. S. Highway 287 Arlington TX 76017
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
AcousticMusicCamp.com
Email: info@AcousticMusicCamp.com
Phone: 214-236-0783
Contact: GeraldJones
Description: Small class sizes with hands-on instruction and an emphasis on fun is what you can expect at Acoustic Music Camp. Come join us this August in Dallas and learn to make better music in a friendly, supportive environment. Only 15 minutes away from DFW Airport and conveniently near major malls, Six Flags Over Texas, and water parks. We chose our talented lineup of instructors because they are great pickers, great teachers and great people.

American Banjo Camp
Location:
Address: Ft. Flagler WA
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.langston.com
Email: pls@acm.org
Phone:
Contact: Peter Langston/Ken Perlman
Description: Study old time and bluegrass banjo with world-class instructors.

Armstrong County League of Arts Music Camp
Location:
Address: 461 Cadogan-Slate Lick Rd. Kittanning PA 16201
Date: Check website for dates or info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.leagueofarts.org
Email: marilynrea@windstream.net
Phone:
Contact: Marilyn Rea
Description: Two day annual music camp for instruction in bluegrass.

Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week
Location: Augusta Heritage Center
Address: 100 Campus Drive Elkins VA 26241
Date: Check website for dates or info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.augustheritage.com/bluegrass.html
Email: augusta@augustaheritage.com
Phone: 304-637-1209
Contact: Mary Burdette
Description: A staff of legendary bluegrass figures will share their talents with students in Photo of J. D. Crowe playing banjo.workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and picking sessions throughout the week.

Banjo Camp North
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center
Address: Charlton MA 1507
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
http://www.mugwumps.com/bcn.html
Email: mholmes@mugwumps.com
Phone: 774-207-0284
Contact: Mike Holmes
Description: Week-long instruction in bluegrass and old time banjo styles.  Led by professional musicians

Bluegrass in the Schools (IBMM)
Location: International Bluegrass Music Museum
Address: www.bluegrassmuseum.org 270-926-7891 Gabrielle Gray
Date: group instrument lessons once a month during school year, in elementary music classes
Cost:
Website:
www.bluegrassmuseum.org
Email: gabrielle@bluegrassmuseum.org
Phone: (270) 929-7891
Contact: Gabrielle Gray
Description: 8,500 elementary students per year in Daviess County, Ky.

Boston Bluegrass Union Bluegrass Academy for Adults – Banjo
Location: Real School of Music
Address: 56 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington MA
Date: Alternate Wednesdays
Cost: Yes
Website:
Email:
stillman@waystation.net
Phone: 617-75-BANJO
Contact: Rich Stillman
Description: Intermediate and advance banjo instruction by Rich Stillman

Boston Bluegrass Union Bluegrass Academy for Adults – Guitar & Mandolin
Location:
Address: Cambridge/Brookline MA
Date: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & alternate Thursdays
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.the originaltonywatt.com
Email: tonywatt@gmail.com
Phone:
Contact: Tony Watt
Description: Guitar and mandolin instruction by Tony Watt

Joe Val Bluegrass Academy for Kids
Location:
Sheraton – Framingham, Mass.
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: included with festival ticket
Website:
www.bbu.org/education
Email:
Phone:
Contact:
Description
: weekend-long camp with instruction on bluegrass instruments (two levels, including advanced), culminating in a performance on the main stage of the festival

BBU Kids Jam
Location
: Cambridge, Mass.
Date: monthly
Website: www.bbu.org/education

Email:
Phone:
Contact:
Description
: Monthly jam session and bluegrass instruction for school-age children and youth

Boston Front Porch
Location
: Boston, Mass.
Date: monthly
Website: 
http://www.bbu.org/ed_b_front_porch.html
Email:
Phone:
Contact:
Description:
Bluegrass jam program for college-age students and young adults

The NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time  Music Festival

Location: Sorrento Centre
Address: 1159 Passchendaele Road Sorrento British Columbia, CA
Date: Check website for dates and information
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.nimblefingers.ca
Email:
info@nimblefingers.ca
Phone: 866-694-2409
Contact: Craig Korth & Julie Kerr
Description: Come and join us in August in Sorrento, BC for the most amazing acoustic music workshop ever! Details at www.nimblefingers.ca This page will help let folks know who is coming, and as well function as a ride-share and message board for getting folks to camp! Spend an inspiring, challenging, and thrilling week with others who share your passion for bluegrass and old-time music! Each August we’re proud to host NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshop in Sorrento, BC—about 5 hours from Vancouver and 7 hours by car from Calgary. Now in our 26th year, we provide a fun, friendly and non-competitive environment for everyone from beginners to advanced players, with ample opportunity for group learning, electives, organized jam sessions, and tons of other spontaneous activities.

California Bluegrass Assoc. Summer Camp
Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds
Address: Grass Valley CA
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.cbamusiccamp.org
Email: ingridnoyes@gmail.com
Phone: 415-663-1342
Contact: Ingrid Noyes
Description: Four day camp with meals taught by professionals in all bluegrass instruments. Highlights include dance, student and staff concerts

California Bluegrass Assoc. Winter Camp
Location: Walker Creek Ranch
Address: 1700 Marshall Road Petaluma CA 94952
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.cbamusiccamp.org
Email: ingridnoyes@gmail.com
Phone: 415-663-1342
Contact: Ingrid Noyes
Description: Four day camp with meals & lodging taught by professionals in all bluegrass instruments along with vocals.

California Bluegrass Association Fungrass
Location: CBA Winter Camp and Summer Camp venues
Address: Petaluma/Grass Valley CA
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.cbamusiccamp.org
Email: kafween@mac.com
Phone:
Contact: Kathleen Rushing
Description: Youth activities surrounding bluegrass music available at the CBA Winter and Summer Camps.  Led by Kathleen Rushing Director.

California Coast Music Camp
Location:
Address: Just east of Auburn Placer County CA
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.musiccamp.org
Email: info@musiccamp.org
Phone: 650-306-0399
Contact: Mimi Hill
Description: Week-long classes instructing bluegrass music along with other acoustic styles taught by professional musicians

Camp Bluegrass
Location: South Plains College
Address: 1401 College Avenue Levelland TX 79336
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.campbluegrass.com
Email: amunde@southplainscollege.edu
Phone: 512-847-5817
Contact: Alan Munde
Description: Week-long camp with instruction in all bluegrass instruments, jamming and vocal harmony.

Common Ground on the Hill Traditions
Location: McDaniel College
Address: Green Terror Battalion, Army ROTC, 2 College Hill Wesminster MD 21157
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.commongroundonthehill.org
Email:
Phone: 410-857-2771
Contact: Bobbi Vinson
Description: Bluegrass & Old Time Instruction over a five day period taught by professionals

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival Kids Academy
Location: Salem County Fairgrounds
Address: Woodstown NJ
Date: Check website for dates and info
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org
Email: iragitlin3@aol.com
Phone:
Contact: Ira Gitlin
Description: Multi-day kids camp for youth of all ages and levels.  Ira Gitlin Director.

Fiddle & Pick
Location: Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee
Address: 456 Highway 70 Pegram TN 37143
Date: Ongoing, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.fiddleandpick.com
Email: americelticowboy@comcast.net
Phone: 615-812-2192
Contact: Gretchen Priest-May
Description: Group & private instruction where all ages can learn music played on fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars and similar instruments – and in particular, music played in the Middle Tennessee region throughout its history.

Fiddle Pal  Camp New England
Location: Suzuki School of Newton
Address: 225 Nevada Street Newtonville MA 2460
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: yes
Website:
www.brianwicklund.com
Email: brian@fiddlepal.com
Phone:
Contact: Brian Wicklund
Description: Fiddle camp for adults and youths ages 9 and up.

Fiddle Pal Camp Midwest
Location: Christ Lutheran Church
Address: 150 5th Street Marine St. Croix MN
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.brianwicklund.com
Email: brian@fiddlepal.com
Phone:
Contact: Brian Wicklund
Description: Fiddle camp for adults and youths ages 9 and up.

Fiddle Star Camps
Location:
Address: Ridgetop TN
Date: Various Dates according to level – Check website for more info

Cost: Yes
Website:
www.fiddlestar.com
Email: megan@fiddlestar.com
Phone: 615-636-9925
Contact: Megan Lynch
Description: Adult fiddle camp lead by professional musicians. Lodging and meals included.

Fiddlin’ on the Hill
Location: Powers Music School
Address: Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA
Date: July 24-28, 2017
Cost: Yes
Website: www.powersmusic.org/fiddle
Email: dacsadi@powersmusic.org
Phone: 617-484-4696
Contact: Dr. Daniel Acsadi, Director of Music / Ellery Klein, Fiddlin’ on the Hill Artistic Director
Description: Fiddlin’ on the Hill is a full-day, one-week strings program for violin, viola, and cello students ages 9-15. Students will explore the challenging fun of fiddle and “new string” styles, learning music by ear, improvising, arranging, and composing their own music. Mornings will be spent learning repertoire and styles on your instrument, including Scottish, Old Time, and Irish. After a break for lunch, the afternoon will be spent learning singing, dancing, and playing with harmonies, and learning to arrange the tunes in the context of small and large ensembles.

GrassRoots Culture Camp
Location: Trumansburg Fairgrounds
Address: 2150 Trumansburg Rd., Trumansburg, NY
Date: July 16-19, 2017
Cost: Yes
Description: GrassRoots Culture camp is an incredible opportunity to attend 4 days of workshops led by masters of traditional and contemporary art forms, including music, dance, visual arts, and culinary arts in a fun and positive setting. The workshops along with themed nightly dinners and dances provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in an intimate, inspiring and learning experience.

The camp is an extension of the Fingerlakes GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg, NY.
GrassRoots Culture Camp is July 16-19
GrassRoots Festival is July 20-23

Website: 
https://www.grassrootsfest.org/culture-camp-1-1/
Tara Nevins
nevinsmiller@aol.com
(845) 323-8331

Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids
Location: Walsh Farm
Address: 1 Poultney Road Oak Hill NY 12460
Date: See website for details
Cost: No
Website:
www.greyfoxbluegrass.com
Email: burdette@greyfoxbluegrass.com
Phone: 603-677-2178
Contact: Mary Burdette
Description: Free four-day music education program for kids (age 8-17).ÂBlack'”>Free four-day music education program for kids (age 8-17).Students learn to play stringed instrument of their choice, sing three-part harmony and perform as a group. Artistic Director: Mark Panfil

International Workshop of Acoustic Music
Location:
Address: Virton Belgium
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.musiqueacoustique.org
Email:
Phone:
Contact:
Description: Banjo, bass, dobro, guitar, madolin, old time fiddle instruction held in Belgium

International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) Kentucky Bluegrass All Stars
 Location: Owensboro, Ky.
Address: 207 E. Second Street, Owensboro, KY
Date: Every other Saturday, through school year, See website for details
Cost: minimal
Website:
www.bluegrassmuseum.org
Email: gabrielle@bluegrassmuseum.org
Phone: (270) 926-7891
Contact: Gabrielle Gray
Description: Group lessons for the whole family on banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass.  Students perform together onstage at ROMP festival every summer.

Jon Meek Online Bluegrass Instrument Instruction
Location: Online
Address:   Australia
Date: Ongoing
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.bluegrasslessonsonline.com
Email: jon@bluegrasslessonsonline.com
Phone:
Contact: Jon Meek
Description: Online instruction on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, dobro.

Julian Family Fiddle Camp
Location: Cedar Glen Camp
Address: 743 Farmer Road Julian CA 92036
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.familyfiddlecamp.com
Email: ellisman@pacbell.net
Phone:
Contact: Avery Ellisman
Description: 4-day family fiddle camp

La Roche Bluegrass Workshop
Location: La Roche Bluegrass Music Festival
Address: La Roche sur Foron France
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.larochebluegrass.fr & www.larochebluegrassworkshop.wordpress.com
Email:
christopherhw@mac.com
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 25 46 41
Contact: Christopher Howard-Williams
Description: This workshop focuses on how to get away from tablatures and make the most of your knowledge, at any level, to enjoy taking part in jams.In the foothills of the Alps not too far from Geneva. Held at a school on the outskirts of town. Workshops are taught in English.

Main Stage Music & Dance Camp
Location:  Main Stage Music & Dance Studio
Address: 704 South Main Street, Springfield, TN
Date: Ongoing, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.themainstage.net
Email:
Phone: 615-382-7749
Contact:
Description: A five-day camp with instruction on multiple instruments and clogging.  All ages and skill levels welcome.

Mandolin Symposium
Location: University of California at Santa Cruz, Stevenson College
Address: McLaughlin Drive Santa Cruz CA 95064
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.mandolinsymposium.com
Email: ruffo@cablespeed.com
Phone: 360-385-6836
Contact: Stephen Ruffo
Description: A six-day intensive camp with instruction that covers in-depth explorations of various mandolin styles and techniques.

Mark O’Connor String Camp
Location: Multiple
Address:
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.markoconnor.com
Email: fiddlecamp@markoconnor.com
Phone: 615-941-7426
Contact: Helen Holzen
Description: Instruction from many of the fiddle legends and other string professionals in a week long camp.

Megan Lynch Online Fiddle Instruction
Location: Online
Address:   TN
Date: Ongoing, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.fiddlestar.com
Email: megan@fiddlestar.com
Phone: 615-636-9925
Contact: Megan Lynch
Description: Fiddle lessons via the internet using live webcam, highspeed internet, microphone, etc.

Midwest Banjo Camp
Location: Olivet College
Address: Olivet  MI
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.midwestbanjocamp.com
Email: info@midwestbanjocamp.com
Phone:
Contact: Ken Perlman
Description: Three day banjo instruction camp instructing in old time and bluegrass styles along with jamming, concerts, and hands-on classes and demonstrations.

Mike Block String Camp
Location: Multiple
Address:
Date: See website for details
Cost:
Website:
www.mikeblockstringcamp.com
Email: mikeblockstringcamp@gmail.com
Phone: 772-567-5641
Contact: Mike Block
Description: World-class faculty provides live instruction in various styles, including bluegrass, to perform, improvise and colloborate in small ensembles.

Mike Compton Online Mandolin Instruction
Location: Online
Address:
Date: Ongoing, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.mikecompton.com
Email: taterbugmusic@gmail.com
Phone:
Contact: Mike Compton
Description: Mandolin lessons via the internet using live webcam, highspeed internet, microphone, etc.

Mike Witcher Online Resonator Instruction
Location: Online
Address:   CA
Date: Ongoing, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.mikewitcher.com
Email: mikewitcher@gmail.com
Phone:
Contact: Mike Witcher
Description: Resonator guitar lesson via the internet using live webcam, highspeed internet, etc.

Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp
Location: International Bluegrass Music Museum
Address: 207 E. Second Street, Owensboro, KY
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost:
Website:
www.bluegrassmuseum.org
Email: gabrielle@bluegrassmuseum.org
Phone: (270) 926-7891
Contact: Gabrielle Gray
Description: 50 mandolin students of all levels attend a 3-day instructional camp the second weekend of September

NashCamp Bluegrass & Songwriting Week
Location:
Address: Nashville TN 37221
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.nashcamp.com
Email: nashcamp@nashcamp.com
Phone: 615-952-4040
Contact: Cindy Sinclair
Description: Week-long camp with instruction in songwriting and bluegrass instrumentation

NashCamp Sonny Osborne Banjo Camp
Location:
Address: Nashville TN 37221
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.nashcamp.com
Email
: nashcamp@nashcamp.com
Phone:
615-952-4040
Contact: Cindy Sinclair
Description: Three day banjo instruction camp highlighting Sonny Osborne techniques

Outer Banks Retreat: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen 
Location: Houses on the beach
Address: Duck, NC
Date: May 14-21, 2017
Cost: Yes
Website: classactsontour.com/retreats
Email: margiecaot@gmail.com
Phone: 252-202-0865
Contact: Margie T. Farmer
Description: One week workshop with IBMA Award-winning Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Pick Your Passion Banjo Camp Munich
Location:
Address: Munich Germany
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.banjocamp.de
Email:
Phone:
Contact:
Description: Banjo, mandolin, guitar and dobro instruction by professionals

Podunk Festival Kids Academy
Location: Martin Park
Address: East Hartford CT
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: No
Website:
www.podunkbluegrass.com
Email: rmoss@easthartfordct.gov
Phone: 860-209-8319
Contact: Roger Moss
Description: Three day bluegrass instruction for youth 8 to 18 years attending the festival

Podunk Festival Songwriting Master Seminar
Location: Martin Park
Address: East Hartford CT
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.podunkbluegrass.com
Email: rmoss@easthartfordct.gov
Phone: 860-209-8314
Contact: Roger Moss
Description: Master songwriting workshop held by Louisa Branscomb focusing on building songs from inspiration to artist.

Queensland Jam Camp
Location: Golden Beach
Address: Sunshine coast Queensland Australia
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.australianbluegrass.com
Email: editor@australianbluegrass.com
Phone:
Contact: Gregory McGrath
Description: Three jam camp taught using the Wernick certified instructors.

Red White & Bluegrass Festival Kids Camp
Location: Collette Street Recreation Center
Address: Morgantown NC
Date: TBA, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.com
Email: mikeld@charter.net
Phone: 828-439-1866
Contact: Gary Leonard
Description: Three day camp kids camp hosted by Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

ResoSummit
Location: Scarritt-Bennett Center
Address: 1008 19th Avenue South Nashville TN
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.resosummit.com
Email: resosummit@gmail.com
Phone: 615-656-5306
Contact: Rob Ickes/Betty Wheeler
Description: 3-day Dobro educational event with more than 80 workshops offered at these levels: beginner, low-intermediate, high-intermediate, advanced, and very advanced. Evening performances at The Station Inn, featuring faculty-member bands.

Siminoff Lutherie Camps
Location:
Address: PO Box 2992 Atascadero CA 93423
Date: Dates vary, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.siminoff.net
Email: siminoff@siminoff.net
Phone: 805-365-7111
Contact: Roger Siminoff
Description: Four multi-day workshops covering mandolin construction, mandola construction, tap tuning, and fixtures and production tools

Sorefingers Summer School
Location: Kingham Hill School, Kingham
Address: Chipping Norton Oxfordshire, OX7 6th England
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.sorefingers.co.uk
Email: john.wirtz@hipposound.co.uk
Phone:
Contact: John Wirtz
Description: Week-long camps in spring and summer offering bluegrass instruction on various instruments held in England

St. Louis Flatpick
Location: Crown Plaza Airport Hotel
Address: 11228 Lone Eagle Drive Bridgeton MO 63044
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.stlflatpick.com
Email: bullharman@sc.com
Phone: 314-831–6406
Contact: Bull Harman
Description: Three days of guitar instruction, a meet and greet reception and a special Sat.night intructor concert and special guests.

Steve Kaufman Acoustic Camps
Location: Maryville College
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville  TN
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acoustic-kamp.com
Email: steve@flatpik.com
Phone: 800-FLATPIK
Contact: Steve Kaufman
Description: Two week-long acoustic camps in old-time and bluegrass instrument instruction, songwriting, jamming, etc.

Summergrass Boot Camp
Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Address: 2040 North Santa Fe Road Vista CA 92083
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.summergrass.net
Email: bluegrassbootcamp@summergrass.net
Phone: 619-203-5337
Contact: Dan Elkerton
Description: intensive intermediate to advance level instruction taugth by professionals in two three-hour sessions during the Summergrass festival

Summergrass Kids Camp
Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Address: 2040 North Santa Fe Road Vista CA 92083
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.summergrass.net
Email: kidscamp@summergrass.net
Phone: 951-302-15-3
Contact: Jeff Johanning
Description: 3 day kids camp, ages 6 to 16, taught by professional musicians playing during the Summergrass festival

Take The Stage Workshops
Location: Freight & Salvage
Address: 2020 Addison Street Berkeley CA 94704
Date: Seasonal, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.nellrobinsonmusic.com/tts
Email: nell@nellrobinsonmusic.com
Phone: 510-708-3147
Contact: Nell Robinson
Description: A band performance workshop bringing aspiring musicians from around the Bay Area together to learn and perform Americana and roots music with expert coaching from professional musicians.

Tony Trischka School of Banjo
Location: Online
Address:
Date: Ongoing
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.tonytrischkaschoolofbanjo.com
Email: james@artistworks.com
Phone: 650-353-5766
Contact: James Taylor
Description: Online banjo instruction using the latest in technology with iPad and iPhone, webcam, etc.

Tri-State Bluegrass Festival “Discover Bluegrass Day”
Location: Noble County 4-H Grounds
Address: 580 North Fair Street Kendallville IN 46755
Date: See website for details
Cost: No
Website:
www.bluegrassusa.net/nibgas
Email: banjo_one@yahoo.com
Phone: 419-422-0212
Contact: Joe Steiner
Description: Attendees choose four 2-hour workshops on banjo, guitar, amndolin, fiddle, bass, dobro, jamming, harmony, vocals, songwriting, dulcimer, clogging, & harmonica

Tri-State Bluegrass Festival Beginner’s Jam Workshop
Location: Noble County 4-H Grounds
Address: 580 North Fair Street Kendallville IN 46755
Date: See website for details
Cost: No
Website:
www.bluegrassusa.net/nibgas
Email: banjo_one@yahoo.com
Phone: 419-422-0212
Contact: Joe Steiner
Description: Participants are taught how to jam and jamming etiquette in this two-hour session.

Tri-State Bluegrass Festival Masters Workshop
Location: Noble County 4-H Grounds
Address: 580 North Fair Street Kendallville IN 46755
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.bluegrassusa.net/nibgas
Email: banjo_one@yahoo.com
Phone: 419-422-0212
Contact: Joe Steiner
Description:

Walker Creek Music Camps
Location: Walker Creek Ranch
Address: Petaluma, CA
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org
Email: info@walkercreekmusiccamp.org
Phone: 415-663-1342
Contact: Ingrid Noyes
Description: For students of all ages who love to play (and/or sing) bluegrass, oldtime, & country music, with occasional forays into other related styles.

Wintergrass General Educators Seminar
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acousticsound.org
Email: ttubbs@softresources.com
Phone:
Contact: Trish Tubbs
Description: One-day professional development seminar for elementary and middle school educators on alternative music to raise motivation and proficiency for all areas of learning.

Wintergrass Intensives
Location: Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival/Hyatt Regency
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acousticsound.org
Email: ruffo@wintergrass.com
Phone: 253-428-8056
Contact: Stephen Ruffo
Description: Adult instruction during this festival for the experienced musician taught by professional musicians.

Wintergrass Reader’s Sessions
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acousticsound.org
Email: eafortune@seattleschools.org
Phone: 253-428-8056
Contact: Beth Fortune
Description: This session is designed for classical strings players who want to learn more about oral traditions music. Led by skilled clinicians participants will be provided with full arrangements for alternative-styles music and move ‘off-the-page’ into the mysterious world of jamming by ear.

Wintergrass Teacher Training Workshop
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acousticsound.org
Email: ttubbs@softresources.com
Phone:
Contact: Trish Tubbs
Description: One day professional development seminar for middle school and higher educators on alternative music to raise motivation and proficiency for all areas of learning.

Wintergrass Youth Academy
Location: Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival/Hyatt Regency
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acousticsound.org
Email: eafortune@seattleschools.org
Phone: 253-428-8056
Contact: Beth Fortune
Description: Multi-day youth academy led by Joe Craven and Beth Fortune and serves youth 7 to 14.

Wintergrass Youth Orchestra
Location: Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival/Hyatt Regency
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.acousticsound.org
Email: eafortune@seattleschools.org
Phone: 253-428-8056
Contact: Beth Fortune
Description: Youth instruction to bridge the gap between classical and oral traditions that involves regional youth orchestras culminating in a mainstage performance at Wintergrass.

WinterSong Songwritiers Workshop
Location: Barking Legs Theatre
Address: Chattanooga TN
Date: See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.wintersongworkshop.com
Email: wintersongworkshop@gmail.com
Phone:
Contact:
Description: One day workshop offers songwriters opportunity to hone their craft and receive feedback from professionals.

Woodsong Farm Songwriter Retreat
Location: Woodsong Farm
Address:   GA
Date: Dates vary, See website for details
Cost: Yes
Website:
www.louisabranscomb.com
Email: banjowoman1@yahoo.com
Phone:
Contact: Louisa Branscomb
Description: Individual consultation, group workshops, and extended seminars in the creative and experiental process of songwriting.