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Old Time and Traditional Week

June 10-16, 2018


All of the instructors are well known for their individual and unique picking and teaching styles. They were carefully chosen for their talents- not only as musicians but also for their instructional expertise, easy-going attitude, and approach-ability. Hundreds of topics will be discussed, thoroughly examined and instructed. 

A special Contra Dance (Kontra Dance) will be held in the Alumni Gym Wednesday June 13 at 7:30 after the 7PM Open Mic.
Emily Abel will be our guest caller. Open to the Public. Only $8.00 for Non-Kampers and Kompanions.


The Flatpicking Team - Week One

Josh Goforth

Robin Kessinger

Steve Kaufman

Steve Kilby

One more instructor may be added.....

All styles of traditional and old time flatpicking will be taught and discussed

The Fingerpicking Team:

Pat Kirtley

Richard Smith

Steve Baughman

Several styles of traditional and old time Fingerstyle and Thumb picking will be taught and discussed concentrating on Travis, Celtic, Instrumental Americana and Blues but many other styles taught and introduced.
Three instructors are scheduled now and one more may be added as needed.

Old Time Traditional Rhythm Guitar:

Marcy Marxer will be teaching the Traditional Rhythm Guitar Class. If a second instructor is added, students will rotate between instructors for a fuller, deeper and richer rhythm experience.
This class will be for the guitarist that is very comfortable changing chords and wants to add bass runs, bass walks, a more solid back up, learning how song structures work, backing up the band and backing up a singer and more. 
This class will begin with one instructor and as the class size grows, a second will be introduced. 

The Old Time Fiddle Team

Erynn Marshall

Finn Magill

Rachel Eddy

Three Fiddle Teachers - We will be able to have three true levels of fiddling this year - beginner, intermediate and advanced

Mountain Dulcimer

Aaron O'Rourke

All levels of Mountain Dulcimer will be taught by this National Champion picker and instructor.
Class Size Limited to 16

The Old Time Banjo Class

Cathy Fink

All Levels taught by this old time, traditional legend.
Class Size Limited to 16

Old Time Mandolin

Carl Jones

This class will be geared towards Beginner and Intermediate pickers.
All in one class. Class size limited to 15.

Old Time Singing and Harmony

Using Carter Family-style harmonies as a jumping off place, we will work with three part (and more!) singing in this beautiful style. Finding harmony lines that sometimes weave around the melody, sometimes cross or create unisons, students will develop a better ability to hear and find parts, as well as learn what gives these harmonies their particular old-time country sound, and power. We will introduce some basic music theory, but all songs are taught by ear, and lyrics are provided. No singing experience necessary, just the desire to sing!  
Class size limited to 15 students

Hammered Dulcimer

All Levels Taught by one of the most sought after instructor. Class size limited to 15 students

Band Scramble Coordinator and General Jamming Liaison

Keith Yoder

Leading the Tune of the Day, The Jam Elements Class, the Medium Jam, The Post Concert Open Mic and the infamous Band Scramble. Note: Keith is asking for volunteer help leading the Isaac's Jam on a few nights. Talk to Keith at Kamp if you are interested.

Beginner 101 Group Class Instructor (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Old Time Banjo)

Annie Savage

Annie will teach all three instruments the same songs and chords in a fun, non-competitive, easy pace so that you can get comfortable on your instrument, practice through the year and register next year in the full rotation class. She will be prepared to add mandolin and bass if the need arises.

Special Slow Jam Koordinator

Dave Firestine

We have a special Slow Jam and Beginner's Jam Koordinator on hand to help you wake up in the mornings.
Scheduled Old Time Jams are:
8:30-9:30am - Slow Jam - Roughly 100 BPM 
1-1:45pm - Mid-Day Jam. Open to all levels
4:15-5:15 - Medium Jam. Open to All Levels
10:30-11:30 - Beginner's Jam

Kamp Doctors

Donnie Barbra

One of the country's best luthiers will be on hand to tweak, glue, bend, stretch, mend, refret and more to your instrument.

Morning Mountain Dulcimer Instructor

Mike Clemmer

Mike teaches this special class is for all levels of players interested in Mountain Dulcimer. It is a one hour class each morning Monday through Thursday 8:30-9:30am. There is an added charge of $25 for the class. Rental dulcimers are available for $25.00 for the week with cost going towards purchase.

Kamp Massage Therapist

Leslie Ann Johnson and Michael L. Levi, LMT - Massage Therapists

We gotta take care of those arms, hands and shoulders AND our spouses. Everyone gets pampered at SKAK\




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