2017 Workshops and Fiddle Camps
March 3-5, 2017 — Grass Seeds Music Academy for Kids
The High 48s will be once again hosting the Minnesota Bluegrass Association’s Grass Seeds Academy for Kids. The program is designed for youth ages 8-18 and is open to all experience levels. No bluegrass experience is required, just an instrument and a willingness to learn!
The students learn about jamming etiquette, ensemble playing, how to play back-up, how to take a lead break, plus singing lead and harmony vocals. The kids have a lot of fun, but they work hard too.
I’ll be back again at the International Music Camp’s Fiddler’s Weekend along Mike Hedding, Anthony Ihrig and Rich Casey of the High 48s and a fantastic Métis fiddler, Michael Oudette.
Super excited to be part of the Fiddle Pal Camp this year in Stillwater, MN and Madison, WI. The Fiddle Pal Camp is the brainchild of Brian Wicklund, whose American Fiddle Method books have been a staple of my teaching studio for years. I’ll be joined by Shauncey Ali, a great newgrass fiddler and educator from Madison, and Katie McNally, an outstanding Scottish fiddler from Boston.
And for the mandolin students out there, Matt Flinner will be teaching mandolin at the Minnesota camp. If you’re not familiar with Matt yet, you need to be!