Music Camp Resources

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The Folk School of Chattanooga is here to to preserve, perpetuate, and promote folk music forms with a focus on regional and local musical traditions. The teachers at the School offer private lessons year-round for banjo, fiddle, guitar, dobro, pedal steel guitar, upright bass, Irish flute, tin whistle, singing, piano, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and mandolin.

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Frank Hamilton Folk School, Inc. is an all-volunteer IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to teaching, preserving and promoting folk music and arts in the greater Atlanta and Southeast regional areas. For more information, visit


South East Regional Folk Alliance conference is held in May at Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC. SERFA’s mission statement places great emphasis on support for the diverse forms of traditional music and dance in the southeast, and some of you may enjoy attending a weekend of music, dance, workshops and special sessions celebrating that heritage in the fall colors of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Visit the SERFA website for more details:


John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, offers traditional crafts and music taught at all levels. Here you can learn to make musical instruments and to play the mountain music from beginner to advanced levels. An impressive array of crafts classes are also offered – from Basketry to Blacksmithing! All this is presented in a village camp setting in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. See for details and to request a catalog. 1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724) 828.837.2775


Mark O'Connor Fiddle camp NYC

O’Connor Method Camp New York City is a music instruction camp for violin and strings based on the O’Connor Method and provides group lessons, string orchestra, and a host of various electives from tune writing to dancing and singing. See more at:

FAI North American Folk Alliance’s mission is to promote traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music and dance in North America.

The Music Camp is open to adult and student musicians of every level – from amateur to professional – study with the world’s foremost instructors and legendary artists. Intimate class settings with multiple tracks allow students to explore their instruments in-depth over three days.


The Alabama Folk School began offering workshops for adult students to learn about folk art as well as more contemporary art in 2008. Since that time we have been privileged to provide quality instruction from master artisans.

Learn about making folk music and crafts in a Camp setting.

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Old-time and bluegrass banjo lessons, includes novice, intermediate, and advanced levels; Old-time teachers in 2008 included Bob Carlin, Cathy Fink, Adam Hurt, Brad Leftwich, Reed Martin, Joe Newberry, Michael Miles and Ken Perlman. Near Lansing, Michigan.

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Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in Meigs Co. Ohio: Jorma Kaukonen (of Hot Tuna fame) hosts this guitar camp on his property. See or call 740-992-2575.


Lark Camp is a celebration of world music, song & dance. Summer. There are over 90 instructors! It is located in Mendocino, CA. PO box 1176, Mendocino, CA 95460, or call 707-964-4826. Email


Augusta Heritage at Davis and Elkins College in Virginia. See for information on all the traditional crafts, music and dance programs – 5 summer sessions (5 days each) available.


Swannanoa Gathering is a series of summer workshops in various folk arts held on the campus of Warren Wilson College near Asheville. Seven – one week sessions in July and August. See for more information.


Fiddling Demystified Four weeks of camp (three in July, one in August), focused on fiddling, featuring Donna Hébert, located at Old Songs Community Center, just west of Albany NY in the village of Voorheesville. For children and adults. See, contact or call 413-658-4276.


Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle Camp is located in the heart of Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains near “Merlefest” and Galax, VA. Genres may include Appalachian, Bluegrass, Canadian, Classical, Contest-style, Irish, Old-timey, Scottish, Swedish and Swing. 2010 is the 6th year. Tuition includes 3 healthy meals, snacks and beverages each day. See