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Acoustic Kamp Faculty - Bluegrass Week

June 17-23, 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. 


The Flatpicking Team - Week Two

Andy Hatfield

Clive Carroll

Grant Gordy

Mark Cosgrove

Roberto Dalla Vecchia

Russ Barenberg

All styles of flatpicking will be be taught during this week.

Bluegrass Guitar Rhythm

Rob Bulkley

Rob Bulkley is returning and will be teaching the Traditional Bluegrass 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 Mandolin Team

David Benedict

Don Stiernberg

Emory Lester

Jordan Ramsey

Nate Lee

Radim Zenkl

All styles of mandolin picking will be taught during this week.

Bluegrass Banjo Team

Bill Evans

Eddie Adcock

Gary Davis

Ned Luberecki

All styles of three finger banjo picking will be taught this week.


Bluegrass Fiddle Team

Annie Staninec

Barbara Lamb

Becky Buller

Three unbelievable Bluegrass Fiddle instructors. This is going to be a great year for Bluegrass Fiddle. Choose your level and get ready for your playing to move on to the next level. Adam Masters originally set to come had to cancel. Fortunately our Fiddle class is made up of Intermediates and Advanced and they will be taught by the fiddle team in rotation. Beginners wanting to register will be assigned to Annie Savage.


The Dobro Team

Jimmy Heffernan

Phil Leadbetter

Stacy Phillips

Three unbelievable Resophonic guitar instructors for three truly separated levels of beginner, intermediate and advanced students. This is going to be a great year for Reso guitar. Choose your level and get ready for your playing to move on to the next level.


Songwriting Instructor

Jerry Salley

(Class Size Limited to 15): Learn the craft of songwriting by this Legendary Americana Songwriter.

The Bass Team

Clint Mullican

Steve Roy

Three unbelievable bass instructors this year for three separate levels of instruction with three master instructor/performers.

No amps will be provided. It is expected for the student to use an acoustic bass. 

Basses may be rented from Wilhoit Music and they deliver and pick up. Write them at wstrings@comcast.net



This class will be for all levels of Ukulele students. 
20 Students maximum in the class.
Another instructor may be added.


Bluegrass Vocal Class

Dan Boner

Kathy Chiavola

Focusing on the technical aspects of singing - exercises, breathing, control, harmony, melody and all facets of group singing. Students will rotate to each instructor.


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

Annie Savage

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.


Slow Jam and Band Scramble Ko-Koordinator and General Kamp Liaisons

Keith Yoder

Leading the Tune of the Day, The Jam Elements Class, the Medium Jam, The Post Concert Evening 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.


Specialty Jam and Beginner Jam Koordinator

Dave Firestine

Special Slow Jam and Beginner Jam Koordinator

We have a special Slow Jam and Beginner's Jam Koordinator to help you to greet the day with a morning jam, and also jam into the night.  Plus, a couple of moderate paced fiddle tune jams throughout the day.

Scheduled Bluegrass and Fiddle Tune Jams with Tony are:
8:30-9:30am - Slow Bluegrass Jam - <100 BPM All Instruments
1-1:45pm - Mid-Day Fiddle Tune and Vocals Jam. Open to all levels  All Instruments
4:15-5:15 - Medium Fiddle Tune and Vocals Jam. Open to All Levels  All Instruments
10:30-11:30 - Slow Bluegrass Jam - <100 BPM  All Instruments

Morning Mountain Dulcimer Instructor

Mike Clemmer

Mike will teach this special class is for all levels of players interested in Mountain Dulcimer. It is a one hour class each morning 8:30-9:30am. There is an added charge of $35 for the class.

Rental dulcimers are available for $25.00 which goes towards the purchase of any Mike Clemmer Hand Built Dulcimers  


Kamp Doctor

Donnie Barbra

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


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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