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Old Time and Traditional Week

June 14-20, 2020

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.

The Flatpicking Team - Week One

One more instructor may be added..... All styles of traditional and old time flatpicking will be taught and discussed

The Fingerpicking Team:

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:

Steve Kilby 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

Two great Old Time fiddle instructors will teach this class. If the class size is large a third instructor will be added. The classes with two instructors will be divided into beginner/Lower Intermediate and Upper Intermediate/Advanced. Register early so we can see if a third instructor is needed.

Mountain Dulcimer

All levels of Mountain Dulcimer will be taught by this National Champion picker and instructor.
The class will be divided at times so the instructor can work with the different levels and groups.
Class size limited to 15 students. 

The Old Time Banjo Class

All Levels taught by this old time, traditional legend.
The class will be divided at times so the instructor can work with the different levels and groups. Class size limited to 15 students. 
Class Size Limited to 16

Celtic Guitar

This class will be geared toward the Intermediate and Advanced guitarist.
Class size limited to 18

Irish Fiddle

This class will be geared toward the Intermediate and Advanced fiddler.
Class size limited to 18

Old Time Mandolin

This class will be geared towards Beginner and Intermediate students.

Old Time Singing and Harmony

Class Description: 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 createunisons, 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

Class description: Our focus will be on chords in all of their uses. We will learn how to use them for embellishment of all types of music, for jam survival, for making a fiddle tune make you want to dance and for making an arrangement your own creative art. It will be a fun class with lots of hands on playing and will be a new approach to some of the topics I have covered before. We will be taking Lead work, chords and chording one step further.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students will be taught by one of the most sought after instructors. The class will be divided at times so the instructor can work with the different levels and groups. Class size limited to 15 students.

A Second instructor may be added if class size demands and the students will rotate between the two instructors divided by beginners and intermediate/advanced.

Contra Dance Leader - Wednesday, June 17 - Alumni Gym

Tim Klein has been calling contra dances in Knoxville, TN since 1987. He loves to play with choreography and calls a variety of dances in a clear and rhythmic style.

Open to the Public. This year June 17, 2020        
Admission $8.00
Open Mic 7pm 

Teaching the Dances for Beginners 7:30pm
Dance Begins 8pm-10:30ish

The Kamp All Star Band will provide the music.

Kamp Ensemble Coordinator and General Jamming Liaison

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 will teach all 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.

Special Slow Jam Koordinator and Kamp Ensemble Coordinator

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

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 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 $35 for the class. Rental dulcimers are available for $35.00 for the week with cost going towards purchase.

Kamp Massage Therapist


Leslie Ann Johnson and Michael L. Levi, LMT - are Licensed Massage Therapists on hand to take care of those aches and pains. We gotta take care of those arms, hands and shoulders AND our spouses. Everyone gets pampered at SKAK