Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for a week of instruction, sharing, and fun with music for students with an interest in learning more about and increasing their skills in popular areas of acoustic American Roots Music. There will be an emphasis on increasing self- confidence in performance as well as increasing technical skills.
Please check the class description for the level of each course.
2019 Instructors and Classes offered: (Class times are found on the schedule.) 2019 Roots of American Music Week (ROAM)
Shelia Kay Adams: “a nest of singing birds”- Cecil Sharp’s Collection- the Singers and their Songs
Paula Bradley : Honkytonkitis – songs of lovin, livin and leavin; Rhythm Uke
Josh Goforth: Flatpick Guitar-O-Rama; Brilliance of the Mandolin
Robert Jones: Delta Blues Guitar; Blues Harmonica 101
Nadine Landry: Harmony Singing; Upright Bass
Sammy Lind: Old Time Fiddle; Old Time Banjo
Mick Kinney: Jugband; American Roots Piano
Lightnin Wells: Piedmont-Style Blues Guitar; Mainland Ukulele Songs and Techniques
We have an amazing line up of talented instructors, many of whom are accomplished songwriters. Although we do not have a specific song writing class this year we will be hosting instructor moderated song writing circles every day after lunch, as well as an open mic in the evenings.
DAILY SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
• Breakfast 7:00 to 8:30
• Morning classes: 9:00 -10:15 and 10:30 -11:50
• Lunch 12 to 1
• Song Writers Circle 1:15 to 2:15
• Afternoon Class: 2:30-3:50
• Instructor spotlight 4:15-5:15
• Dinner 5:30 to 6:30
• Instructor concerts, Open Mic, Formal and Informal Jamming