Category Archives: Workshop

Grass Seeds Academy Bluegrass Jam Camp for Kids

Grass Seeds Music Academy Recital 2016

It’s that time of year again, when I — along with The High 48s — get to mentor the talented kids at MBOTMA’s Grass Seeds Academy!

Grass Seeds is a weekend-long bluegrass jam camp that takes place during the annual MBOTMA Winter Bluegrass Weekend, March 1-3 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN.

This is a workshop for young musicians ages 8-18 who play acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, dobro, fiddle/violin/viola or mandolin and are interested in learning to play bluegrass with others in a fun and relaxed setting!

The High 48s Teaching Bluegrass at Grass Seeds Music Academy

The kids will learn the ins and outs of playing bluegrass music in a group, with sessions covering their individual instruments, lead and harmony vocal singing, arranging songs and even performing in a group around a microphone.

The weekend culminates with a main-stage performance by all of the student bands and we guarantee you will be blown away with how far these kids come in just a few short days!

No bluegrass experience is required to join Grass Seeds, just an instrument and a willingness to learn!

This year The High 48s will be joined by fiddle instructor Jillian Rae and mandolinist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Chris Silver, who will be leading Grass Seeds 2 (GS2), a contemporary bluegrass group for advanced students.

For more information go to:
https://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/Grass-Seeds

REGISTER TODAY:
http://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/register-for-grass-seeds.html

Grass Seeds Academy…the Fall Edition!

For years, The High 48s have been teaching Grass Seeds Academy, our annual bluegrass jam camp for kids, at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s winter festival in March. It’s been incredibly gratifying to work with the next generation of bluegrass pickers and singers. And they never stop amazing us! Some Grass Seeds alums…Continue Reading

Grass Seeds Academy — March 4-6

On March 4-6, The High 48s will be teaching at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s Grass Seeds Academy, an three-day music camp for kids ages 8-18 that takes place during the Bluegrass Winter Weekend festival in Plymouth, MN. We always enjoy working with these talented young musicians and are impressed with what they are able…Continue Reading

High 48s Bluegrass Workshop: Saturday, October 17th

The High 48s are partnering up with the Minnesota State Fiddler’s Association for an afternoon band workshop this fall in Brooklyn Center, MN. The focus of this workshop will be on playing bluegrass with others, either in a jam setting or in a bluegrass band. This workshop is open to anyone who plays a bluegrass instrument: fiddle, mandolin,…Continue Reading