registration update - This camp is now sold out! But please get on the waiting list by clicking here. Spots often open up as we get closer to camp.
December 1-3, 2017
ONLY 15 CAMPERS
Featuring some of the greatest banjo players in the world
Cushman, Cahill, Scroggins, and KOch
This is unlike any banjo camp you've ever encountered...
In the hills just above Nashville, TN there is a house set back in the woods where people go in the late fall to learn how to play the five string bluegrass banjo from some of the greatest players and instructors in the known universe.
Only 15 campers are allowed to attend so each class is small and every camper comes away feeling like he or she had a couple of days of private lessons. And yet, friendships are made that last a lifetime. It's pretty magical. Teachers are chosen because they are able to make special connections with their students. Meals are handmade and generally pretty southern and always delicious. You will stay on-site or travel from your home each day and learn from the masters. In the mornings you will enjoy small classes where you will learn tunes, techniques, and practice habits that will carry you through an entire year of learning and growth. In the afternoons there will be instructor-led jams and workshops where you may very well find yourself playing Cumberland Gap knee to knee with one of the instructors. On Sunday of camp you'll get to record a duet with one of the instructors with a real Nashville recording engineer. It's mind-boggling, really.
Nashville is only a stone's throw away so there are always field trips into town to see a great concert or visit a traditional music hotspot.
*2017 Fall Camp instructors include Charlie Cushman, Greg Cahill, Jeff Scroggins, and Jens Koch (all the way from Sweden!)
*Dates for Nashville Banjo Camp are Friday through Sunday, December 1-3, 2017.
*Friday night of camp we will travel to the already legendary Carter Vintage Instruments in downtown Nashville, TN for a private shopping and picking experience.
*The price for on-site lodging, tuition, and all meals is a mere $750. The price for traveling to and fro each day (we call this being a "day camper" which includes tuition, lunch, and snack) is $600. We also offer additional meal options for day campers. Read the FAQs to learn more about the specifics.
*Nashville Banjo Camp loves D'Addario Strings.
*Register early - with only 15 spots time is of the essence... All the Nashville Acoustic Camps sell out, so hurry! You don't want to miss this.