Write songs and play tunes with nationally recognized songwriting and instrumental teachers Mike Mitchell and Dawn Kenney. Enjoy picking, singing, songwriting, and jamming—for bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and lead and harmony singers.
Mike and Dawn show you how to apply the "six Ts" of music to the genre of bluegrass: tuning, timing, technique, tone, timbre, and taste.
Morning sessions include a group song-write and a group arrangement of a standard. During the arrangement session, we explore the balance of power between rhythm and melody, fills and lead-breaks.
Afternoon sessions consist of breakout groups organized by instrument, and Mike is available for one-on-one instruction. The afternoon ends with a vocal session, lead and three-part harmony singing.
Evenings will be spent in a relaxed song-circle jam. All participants are invited to perform in the culminating concert.
Intermediate through advanced level players are welcome.