Classes at Kentucky Music Week are divided into five time periods called sessions. A registrant may select one class for each session. That class will progress over the five days of camp. As many as five classes, one per session, may be selected. Please review the wide variety of offerings and skill levels for each class before making your selections.


Choosing Classes

It is recommended that students select classes according to their individual skill levels and interests. Instructors prepare their material according to these levels. Please review the "Skill Levels" table to the below. These designations are used in the class offerings below. Skill levels are designated for each class as shown below.

Level Required Skills
B Is for very beginning players with no experience or those with very beginning skills who really need basic help.
B/I Beginning to Intermediate level players should choose this class. If you can play melody comfortable and some simple chords and are ready for more technique and songs, jamming, and more, this level is for you.
B/I-I This level is for those almost intermediate players starting to explore more difficult techniques and styles, but still working on smoothing out playing.
I Intermediate level takes playing to the next step with more advanced techniques and tunes. You should be able to play smoothly and know chords, and your fret board.
I/A High Intermediate Into Advanced. This class is for the more experienced player who is comfortable playing with a variety of rhythms and tempos as well as able to use dynamics to bring feeling into their music.
A Advanced. This level is for the truly advanced player wanting to learn more from the Masters! Advanced skills and techniques will be taught in these challenging classes.
Changing Classes

If you find you are attending a class that is the wrong level, or doesn't work for you, you should come to the KMW office to inquire about a change. Any class changes MUST be cleared with KMW staff ahead of time, and they will be happy to help you. No class changes will be allowed after Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM. No one will be allowed to join a class after Tuesday. Registrants are never allowed to “visit” a class, or go from class to class throughout the week.

Instrument Storage

A secure room will be provided for instrument storage that will be accessible throughout the week, from 8:15 AM until 5:15 PM. Instruments may be left overnight, however KMW cannot be responsible for damage or loss. Please make sure that each instrument and carrier that you wish to store is clearly tagged with your name. An attendant will be on duty during the days. Do not drop off or retrieve an instrument without the attendant's knowledge.

Parking, Arrival, Pickup

Plenty of parking is available in areas positioned all around Bardstown City Schools complex. Please follow all parking regulations; particularly, spaces designated for emergency personnel and those with handicap designation. Dropping off or picking up students at the main entrance is permitted; however, please do not leave a vehicle unattended. Our staff will attempt to assist you in any way possible.

Below are the class descriptions for each Session. You can also print these out HERE. We reserve the right to make changes in personnel or classes due to circumstances beyond our control.

NOTE: Classes shown in red are full.

8:45am - 9:45am Print this session 
Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Dave Haas
Easy as 1-2-3! Learn how to hold, tune, strum, fret the dulcimer, read dulcimer tab, play backup chords, and participate in a jam session - all while learning to play great songs! Add the "big finish" to complete the experience! DAD
B - B/I Dana Gruber
Dulcimer Boot Camp. This class offers a review of dulcimer basics to help develop a solid playing style. Learn some fun tunes to add to your repertoire while building a good foundation. This is a great class for "beyond beginners" who want to move on to the next level of playing.
B/I Bing Futch
Mountain Dulcimers of the Caribbean. From pirate songs to the lilting rhythms of the West Indies, we're going to go treasure hunting through tunes that will yield GOLD for your playing! Sea-shanties and swashbuckling songs in various time signatures will help develop versatile approaches to strumming and fretting while rollicking calypso rhythms will put us in a different groove. Bring a capo, and a recorder if you desire!
B/I Dan Evans
The Dorian Mode. We will play melodies from songs of the British Isles and learn how powerfully evocative the Dorian mode can be on the dulcimer.
B/I Aaron O'Rourke
Flatpicking from Scratch. Flatpicking is a cool skill that can be used to create fun variations to tunes you already know. In this class you'll get the basics of this technique with a few simple tunes and get prepared to explore more complicated aspects of flatpicking with a solid foundation.
B/I - I Stephen Seifert
Popular Gorgeous Hymns! We'll cover five of the best known hymns and how to play them as instrumentals or with singers. We'll work on strumming and simple fingerpicking.
I Jeff Furman
Playing In Different Keys, Styles, and Tunings! This workshop will attempt to open your mind and broaden the variety of music you play on your dulcimer. We will focus on techniques and repertoire as we explore the melodies, moods, and rhythms of music beyond DAd. Please bring a capo.
I Linda Brockinton
Christmas In June. Get an early start on some beautiful Christmas music...some with Duet parts and interesting arrangements.
I Sarah Morgan
Old-Time Fiddle Tunes by Ear! Come learn some unique and fun old-time tunes that are from the eastern mountains of Kentucky. We'll be discussing the mountain dulcimer's role in old-time music and how to add rhythmic drive and variation to these tunes.
I & Up Tull Glazener
"Early 20th Century American Popular Music". The early 1900's is often referred to as the "Golden Age" of American popular music. We'll spend the week focusing on some of the repertoire from that era. Capo maybe required for some arrangements.
I & Up Janita Baker
Ensemble for Standard, Baritone & Bass! This class is great for improving your sight-reading and timing skills as well as an easy and fun way to experience the musicality of an ensemble. We'll work on two to three arrangements per day. If you have a bass and/or baritone dulcimer bring it as well as your standard. Standard and bass come tuned to DAD, Baritones come tuned to ADA.
I/A Sue Carpenter
Razzle, Dazzle Chords! Chords are the spice of music. By substituting some jazzy chords you can turn an ordinary tune into a razzle, dazzle arrangement. Focus will be on the structure of the chords - triads, sixths, sevenths, and major sevenths, how to build them, find them on your dulcimer and use them to spice up your playing.
I/A Susan Trump
Making Really Interesting Arrangements! Let's use all the techniques we know, (and maybe some new ones) to arrange tunes to keep your interest and take your music to another level. We'll use arpeggios, broken chords, substitute chords, bass melody with chords, rhythmic variations and more! Please bring a pencil and TAB paper. DAD
A Hunter Walker
Old-Time Repertoire. Often not included in jam sessions and tab books are squirrelly, crooked, and obscure tunes whose history is as fascinating as their melodies. This class will delve into the repertoires of old fiddlers from West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. No tab for this class, however, Hunter will offer tools for retention of the material. You should be able to play tunes and have a working knowledge of various chord shapes along the fingerboard, and be open to how diverse Old-Time Music can be. DAD, 6-1/2 fret, capo.
Bowed Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Ken Bloom
This class is for entry level and beginning bowed dulcimer players and those who want a good foundation review. We'll cover all the basics of fingering, bowing, and the beginnings of playing expressively on this wonderful instrument.
Chromatic Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Erin Mae
Learn to navigate your chromatic fretboard by learning scales, chords, note names, and fancy licks. Erin will teach you several songs to give you the tools you need to learn the music you love. Capo is required.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
All Sam Rizzetta
Hammered Dulcimer Maintenance & Care! The HD is a mechanical beast that can only be tamed by careful adjustments and maintenance. This will be hands on and Sam will have demo dulcimers for you to practice on. We'll cover broken strings, loose pins, adjusting bridges, tuning tips, electronic tuners, re-padding hammers, getting the best tone, finish touch up, installing TriStander legs and more!
B Ruth Smith
A Very Good Place to Start! Let's start from the beginning and cover everything you need to know as a new player, including how simple it is to make sense of all those strings. Nothing is "too basic" to ask! We'll cover hammers, tuning, technique, instrument layout, chords, and lots more including some fun beginner tunes that you can start playing with others right away.
B/I Matt Dickerson
Navigate the Hammered Dulcimer Like a Pro! You'll learn the ins and outs of the where and how's of the HD. In this series we will be finding scales and chords all over the instrument, all the while learning the proper approach through detailed explanation of left and right hand leads. We'll also learn a few tunes along the way!
B/I Anne Lough
Hymns. Old time favorite hymns are so easily and beautifully adapted on this ethereal instrument! Learn some melodies as well as ideas for embellishment.
I Pam Bowman
Playing Backup on the Hammered Dulcimer. Thinking beyond the melody line (or rather behind). Performing with a band, Pam plays plenty of backup. This is one of the aspects of playing the HD that Pam is asked questions about the most!
I/A Dan Landurm
Carol of the Bells. You'll use this arrangement for the rest of your life! It requires tricky hand separation and is a great class for advancing players for that skill alone. Plus, it gives you a great addition to your repertoire.
I/A - A Karen Alley
Difficult Ditties and Hammer-Hampering Harmonies. Let's stretch! This class will provide exercises, chord challenges, and some great tunes, all designed to extend your technique and challenge your mind a bit, too.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B Steve Smith
Beginning Ukulele Skills. Starting with the basic terminology of the ukulele, we'll move on to begin forming basic open chords in several keys. Simple right hand ukulele strumming will be taught while learning a number of simple songs. No experience necessary.
B/I Danny Shepherd
Ukulele Jam! Play lots of simple songs with basic chords and strum patterns. Singing is encouraged. Having fun is mandatory. Let's Jam!
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Maddie MacNeil
Joy of Singing in Harmony! We will sing rounds and create harmonies for songs. Our voices are special, and we'll encourage each other to enjoy singing together. No experience necessary.
Penny Whistle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Karen Keane
Discover the secrets of playing this world-wide and highly addictive instrument. You will learn the tricks to get you off to a fast start. Bring a tweaked tin whistle in the key of D (available for purchase in the vending area) and let the fun begin!
Native American Style Flute
Level Instructor Class Description
B John Keane
Learn the basics of playing this hauntingly beautiful instrument. A B-minor flute is required for this class (available for purchase in the vending area).
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B Hank Gruber
Learn the basics - common chords and strumming patterns. This class will focus on learning to change chords quickly by strumming along to some familiar tunes.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Pam Weeks
Fiddle from Scratch! This class is for very beginners or folks who have been playing but are still at a beginning level. We'll learn lots of basic techniques on fingering and bowing, getting good tone, and finding your way around your fiddle.
B/I David Wilson
This class is for those who know only the most basic rudiments but want to learn techniques concerning bowing, good tone, fingering and intonation, violin and bow posture, etc., and apply them to basic tunes.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Sue Massek
Beginning Clawhammer Style Banjo. This is a kind and gentle way to learn clawhammer banjo; this class is for absolute beginners. It will emphasize mastery of the right hand and you'll learn enough chords to play a few simple fiddle tunes. Tablature will be available but the focus will be on using your ears.
B/I Jon Pickow
Carter Family Old-Time Favorites. We'll add some wonderful old-time music to your repertoire. This will also be an ideal class if you like to sing.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B Tom Cunningham
We will learn the basics of playing the mandolin, an accessible instrument that is an essential part of bluegrass, old-time, Celtic and folk music. We will learn how to hold the instrument and how to pick, and then play a few basic tunes, as well as learn some beginning chords.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B MaryJo Ward
No, the picks go the other way! You'll need one thumb pick and two or three finger picks! (Picks are available in vending area.) We'll learn basic strums, in different time signatures, and how to use your Autoharp to accompany singing, and to be a rhythm instrument for your jam.
Bowed Psaltery
Level Instructor Class Description
B Tish Westman
Bowed Psaltery for the First Timer! You will learn to tune and care for your psaltery. You'll learn all about your instrument and how to bow while also learning some simple tunes. Ok if you don't read music. Music is user friendly,
Up-right Bass
Level Instructor Class Description
B Eric Jarboe
Beginning Upright Acoustic Bass. Learn how to play basic "root-fifth" bass lines and some fun passing tones. Music reading not required! U bass, bass dulcimer, bass guitar, and Merimbula also welcome. Rental basses are available at Doo Wop Shop in Louisville, KY, 502-456-5250 (www.doowop.com).
Photography
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jennifer McWhirt
Intro to Photography. Learn what all those buttons on your camera mean to enable you to take better pics! Need to bring camera/manual/new SD card.
**Visual Arts - Watercolor
Level Instructor Class Description
All Martin Rollins
Pan Watercolors - A to Z. Beginners and established "artistic-s" can discover the secrets of working with pan watercolors and the opportunities they offer both artistry and for relaxation. This workshop will allow you to discover all the fun and enjoyment in a simple "box" of watercolors. Materials fee $10.00 - pay to instructor.

** Material fees required for this class

10:05 am - 11:05 am Print this session 
Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
All Bing Futch
Blues Church on the Mountain Dulcimer. Get the secret to playing authentic blues in this special, in-depth class. We'll start with the form, chords and melody notes for Mississippi Delta style blues and then kick it up a notch with the bounce and up-tempo rhythms of Detroit and Chicago style blues.
B Karen Keane
Learn basics of strumming and fingering as we experience various ways to play the mountain dulcimer including chord/melody style, finger picking, noter play and much more!
B Anne MacFie
Learning MD in Ionian Mode. Although not "standard" tuning for modern dulcimer players, Ionian Mode (DAA) is a simpler one for beginners to understand, and they can jam right along with players tuned to DAD. Learn the basics of fretting and strumming with an emphasis on playing by ear to get you started playing the music that interests you.
B/I Dave Haas
Play Slow Songs Beautifully! Learn to play beautiful melodies by plucking the notes, one at a time, and backup accompaniment to those who are singing or playing other instruments. DAD
B/I John Keane
Bridging the Gap Between Beginning and Intermediate. Stuck in a rut? Come and explore the fundamentals, tricks, and fun approaches that will put your beginner days behind you! Learn lots of great tunes, too!
B/I & Up Hunter Walker
Navigating Four Equi-Distant Strings. Adding a fourth string can essentially add 25% more harmonic capabilities to your instrument. This workshop will start with the transition from three strings and will evolve into melodic uses of the extra string, proper fingering for modified chords, exploring new chord shapes, as well as integrating these skills into your repertoire. DAdd Tuning, 6-1/2 fret required, and a basic knowledge of chords.
B/I & Up Janita Baker
Turn Any Piece of Music Into Tab. If you've ever wanted to play a song but can't find the tab for it, this class is for you! With a very simple method you will be able to expand your musical repertoire and better understand how your dulcimer works. Bring a pencil with a good eraser and a 6-1/2 fret is extremely beneficial. Most pieces new from previous years.
I Maddie MacNeil
Duets and Trios for Mountain Dulcimer. Consider that we're a dulcimer orchestra playing rounds and melodies in harmony. The range of the dulcimer, including middle and bass strings, adds depth to the beauty of the music our orchestra plays.
I Linda Brockinton
Tunes of the Irish. We'll learn some beautiful and often obscure tunes of Ireland. Strum, Pick, or Fingerpicked - all are welcome!
I Susan Trump
Chords, the Key to Playing Better! Chords form the structure for all music. Understanding chord shapes, positions on the fretboard (high chords and low chords) and when to use them, and chord progressions will enable you to learn new songs faster, play more smoothly, have more fun jamming, play harmonies and so much more!
I - I/A Tull Glazener
"International Folk Music". Much of our traditional American music has its roots in music from other countries. Have your musical passport ready as we learn some folk music from all around the world. Most of the arrangements will be multi-part/ensemble arrangements.
I/A - A Jerry Rockwell
Play Modal Tunes & Songs While Tuned to DAD. Though a bit challenging, it is a great thrill to play in E Dorian or A Mixolydian, or E Aeolian, while you are tuned to DAD. No new chord shapes to learn, and no notes out of the mode. We'll use some favorites like Scarborogh Fair and Star of the County Down as well as a few original tunes.
Bowed Dulcimer - II
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Ken Bloom
This class is for players with some experience and those who want to further develop their skills. More advanced bowing and fingering principles, more challenging music from a variety of cultures, and more emphasis on playing with more expression will be covered.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Rick Thum
Let's learn the ways to make understanding and playing your dulcimer easy. We'll cover how it works and how to make learning new songs fun, as well as all the basics a beginning player needs to know.
B/I Ruth Smith
Starting Off Right. Beginning arrangements can be simple and yet beautiful, so in this class we'll start playing with feeling right from the beginning while building a beginner's arrangement "bag of tricks." We'll emphasize the importance of making an arrangement to support the beauty of the melody, and we'll learn some beautiful waltzes, airs, and Celtic tunes.
B/I Karen Alley
Jamming from Day One! If you're brand new to the instrument, playing with other people can seem daunting. We'll give you the tools to get over that feeling, starting from the very basics. By the end of the week we'll be playing together!
I Karen Ashbrook
The Intricate World of Irish Music! We will cover all the major tune types, along with typical ornamentation and variations in Irish music.
I Pam Bowman
Christmas Duets! The title says it all. Come and learn three to four arrangements (depending on time) of treasured Christmas carols, with a second part you can share with your club, group, or musical partner.
I/A Sam Rizzetta
MO TUNES! (Modal Music). Modal scales take us beyond the familiar major scale into the most haunting music. And your HD is well-suited for modal tunes. When old-time fiddlers say a tune is "modal", they mean it uses a scale other than the familiar major or minor. Such tunes can be emotional, strange, wonderful, and really fun!
A Matt Dickerson
Learn to Weave Arpeggios into Melodies. Push your dulcimer skills to the next level by learning to turn the tunes you already know into solo masterpieces. Matt will introduce a series of methods to develop arpeggios, runs, and filler within any given melody.
iPAD For Musicians
Level Instructor Class Description
All Danny Shepherd
Import your printed music (forScore), adjust tempo/key (Amazing Slow Downer), and discover other music apps. You MUST have an iPad with the latest updates, Apple ID, email account, passwords, and be very comfortable using your iPad.
Music Theory
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jim Miller
Music Theory for the Harmonically Impaired. All levels and instruments! This class covers scales, chords, modes, intervals, and chord progressions. Helps explain why we do what we do when we play.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B Rick Quisol
In this "Intro to Ukulele" class you'll learn basic chords and strum patterns to play a handful of popular tunes. Lots of fun!
B/I Aaron O'Rourke
I Got Those Ukulele Blues! Come sing your bluesy heart out and learn some simple blues chords along the way. We'll also cover topics like making up your own bluesy solo, strumming and picking styles, and how to add bluesy filler in the jam.
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Dan Evans
Vocal Techniques. Learn the best practice techniques to sing powerfully and from the heart with (optional) master-class coaching, chanting and singing a few songs along the way.
Yodeling
Level Instructor Class Description
All MaryJo Ward
Old Lady Who? This class will feature country and western style Yodeling, not Swiss style. You may not become the star of your dulcimer club, but you will definitely have fun!
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Tom Cunningham
This will be a beginning class, starting from scratch, or screech, as the case may be! We will learn the basics of holding the bow and the instrument, then learn some rhythmic patterns with the bow, and learn a few basic fiddle tunes.
B/I Pam Weeks
Playing Back-Up. In this class we'll cover the art of playing back up to other instruments or vocals including how to recognize what you're hearing and choosing notes that will compliment the lead. We'll explore the possibilities of playing in a string band and how to fit in so people love to play with you. This can be an extremely valuable skill to master.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Steve Smith
Clawhammer Banjo from the Ground Up! Basic right-hand clawhammer stroke, simple left-hand chords, pull-offs, and hammer-ons, along with simple tunes will be covered in this class so you can begin to play the old-timey way. Developing a solid clawhammer stroke and rhythm will be stressed. No experience necessary.
B/I Jeff Furman
Strengthening Your Clawhammer Banjo Techniques. This is the perfect class for those who have basic understanding how to hold, tune and play a banjo. We'll focus on improving your right and left hand techniques, adding more chords to your playing, playing in several tunings, learning some jamming tips, and teaching you some fun tunes. Please bring a banjo, banjo capo, and tuner.
Mandolin (and Guitar)
Level Instructor Class Description
I & Up Paul Oorts
Italian Tunes for Mandolin (and Guitar). Tarantellas, marches, quadrilles, polkas, waltzes, mazurkas...high drama on a tiny instrument for Intermediate and up players who read notes or tablature.
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B David Brooks
Learn to play in the keys of D and A. and develop solid right-hand rhythm techniques to play in jams and to accompany songs. You will learn to hear the chord changes!
B/I Hank Gruber
Playing Back-Up for Other Instruments. Sharpen your accompaniment skills with some easy techniques. Students should be able to change chords easily. Class reviews basic chord structure and fingering along with bass runs to compliment simple chords.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Anne Lough
Introduction to Melody Playing. It's easier than you might think to find melodic notes on the autoharp. We will learn to listen for the melodic "roadmap" of tunes and learn where to place and harmonize different intervals of the scale. Right hand technique will also be introduced. We'll learn to play some familiar folk and hymn tunes.
Penny Whistle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Mark Alan Wade
Beginners' Toolbox for Pennywhistle. This fun workshop will cover everything from which end to blow into, fingerings/note names, useful fingering patterns, and more! Mark uses songs to teach and reinforce each skill so you can instantly apply everything you are learning.
Irish Flute
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Cathy Wilde
Playing Irish Flute. You don't need a wooden or keyless flute to play Irish flute. If you can play a silver/Boehm flute, let's teach it how to "speak a little Irish".
Folk Harp
Level Instructor Class Description
B Lorinda Jones
Discover the joy of learning to play one of the oldest of the stringed instruments, the Irish harp! This class is an overview of learning how to tune, hold the harp, and find proper finger placement - all leading to your first songs.
Up-right Bass
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Eric Jarboe
Past Beginning into Intermediate Upright Acoustic Bass. The principles of walking bass will be explained and applied. The ability to follow a lead sheet is recommended. Principles can be applied to other bass instruments. Rental basses are available at Doo Wop Shop in Louisville, KY, 502-456-5250 (www.doowop.com).
**Basketry
Level Instructor Class Description
All Mary Carty
Basic Bread Basket. Mary will show you how to turn a basic bread basket into a CD holder or a small market basket by just adding a handle to the pattern. Great for any level weaver. Materials charge of $15.00 - pay to instructor. Other baskets also available if you have already done a "Bread Basket".
Photography II
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jennifer McWhirt
Learn the tips and tricks to make the most of your camera and increase your photography skills. Need to bring camera/manual/new SD card.
**Visual Arts - Oil Pastels
Level Instructor Class Description
All Martin Rollins
Oil Pastels Sampler. Here is an art material that provides and the color richness of paints, but is found within a set of oil crayons. We will work with both still life and landscape as subject matter as we learn and experience this art material. Materials fee $10.00 - pay to instructor.
**Visual Arts - Clay Tobacco Pipes and Animal Pipes
Level Instructor Class Description
All Wayne Ferguson
Old time clay tobacco pipes and animal effigy pipes using hand-building methods will be the focus of this session. Materials charge $10 payable to instructor. All of the clay projects will employ simple hand building techniques and simple tools. Students are also encouraged to explore their own imagery or combine aspects of the projects offered by the instructor.

** Material fees required for this class

11:25 am - 12:25 pm Print this session 
Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jerry Rockwell
Easy Rounds and Jam-A-Rounds for Ensembles. (must be familiar with TAB reading) Rounds are very easy to learn and probably the most fun for dulcimer groups of any size. Some of these rounds were written specifically for mountain dulcimer and others are traditional. The Jam-A-Rounds are looser and allow for more freedom.
B Erin Mae
Bum Diddy: Right Hand Technique. We'll discuss the basics of how to choose a pick, how to hold it, where to strum, how to flatpick, and more. We'll also look at a variety of strum patterns and how to apply them to tunes.
B/I Linda Brockinton
Fingerpicking. This class is for those players who are just past beginning and starting to make chords. We will cover counting, picking patterns, efficient fingerings, left and right hand technique, and much more.
B/I Ken Bloom
Know your Instrument Well. This class will cover both left and right hands and focusing on getting the most out of your instrument for a more artistic musical experience. We will include some theory, a few exercises, and enlarged awareness of all the resources at your disposal.
B/I - I Dave Haas
Hymn Jam! Learn to play some of the most popular hymns on your mountain dulcimer! Improve the smoothness of your play as well. DAD
B/I - I Anne MacFie
MD for Alto Singers! If you would love to sing with your MD but the key of "D" puts those melodies above your vocal range, this class is for you! We'll cover the "baritone" tuning (AEA) and a quick-change tuning - DGD (reverse Ionian) to get you into keys you can enjoy. Lots of singing and song sheets will be provided.
B/I - I Stephen Seifert
Appalachian Dance Tunes and Ballads Played Noter-Style. Steve will share with you noter techniques and tunes he learned from Bonnie Russell, David Schnaufer, and others. Noter-style playing is a great skill to add to your playing.
I Susan Trump
Songs & Tunes from the British Isles to Appalachia. We'll learn a potpourri of repertoire including hornpipes, ballads, airs, songs and beautiful melodies from both traditions. DAD
I Dana Gruber
Fingerpicked Lullabies. Whether you are new to fingerpick style playing or want to brush-up on your technique, this class is just right for you. We will review the basics of fingerpicking while learning some beautiful lullaby melodies. We will also create duets and ensembles using the fingerpick style of playing.
I Karen Keane
Cajun Tunes for the Mountain Dulcimer. Learn some Cajun songs from the swamps of Louisiana. A capo is needed for this class.
I - I/A Tull Glazener
"Arranging for Mountain Dulcimer". This class will start with learning to convert standard music notation in dulcimer friendly tablature. We'll also explore how to enhance basic arrangements using some chord substitution techniques, and also discuss how to write for two or more dulcimers in an ensemble setting.
I/A Sue Carpenter
Let the "Fours" Be With You! Four Equi-Distant Strings. DADD, DADC, DGDD. Learn how easy, jazzy, and full-sounding four equidistant strings can be with occasional simple chord fingering adjustments for the 4th string. We'll build on what you already play 3-string style and learn several new arrangements.
I/A - A Aaron O'Rourke
Rapid-Fire Notes! There's more to playing fast bursts of notes than just moving your hands quickly. In this class you'll learn specific patterns and techniques for playing super fast bursts and how to use them in songs you already know!
A Jeff Furman
Beyond the Notes: Creativity and Expressing Yourself! This workshop will explore concepts and techniques of expressing yourself through your music and arrangements. There will be big emphasis on playing more with your ears and heart, not just with your eyes. You can play....now make the song yours! Please bring a CAPO
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Pam Bowman
Beginner Tuning & Treasures! This class is "from Square One". Learn tuning skills and 10 key points to consider and use, while beginning to learn to play the hammered dulcimer. We'll also learn a few basic tunes along the way.
B/I Dan Landurm
Build Your Hammering Skills. Learn to hammer while learning modal scales. You'll leave with practical scales to build your hammering skills and a better understanding of your hammered dulcimer's unique layout
B/I Martha Richard
A Tune A Day! We'll increase our repertoire by learning a different fun tune each day. We'll play all over the dulcimer!
I Matt Dickerson
O'Carolan a'Day! Many of the first tunes Matt learned were those written by the Celtic harpist Turlough O'Carolan. Through the past twelve years his audiences have enjoyed hearing these beautiful Irish tunes. Each day he will be teaching an O'Carolan arrangement of his own including those he used to win the National HD Championship!
I Sam Rizzetta
CREATIVITY! Use your hammer dulcimer to free your creative muse. We'll have fun improvising and creating melodies. Make beautiful music without having to learn tunes. Help compose a group tune. Music reading is not necessary. Give yourself a time out from the memorization brain drain of other classes.
I/A Rick Thum
The Art of Droning! Let's see how far we can take the simple and not so simple art of droning to make our playing really interesting and exquisite. Don't overlook the simple yet powerful drone. We will use different styles of music to develop many styles of droning. Challenging techniques will be explored to add spice to your music. Lots of playing!
I/A - A Mark Alan Wade
Adding Chords to Melodies. Being able to play a melody AND add chords is the skill that really takes your playing to the next level. In this workshop, Mark will show you the three most universally applicable methods and work with you to apply them to your own tunes. Additionally, Mark will help explain easy chord substitutions to expand your harmonic vocabulary.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B Jim Miller
In this fun class we'll cover tuning, chords, and strums. We'll also play several folk songs each day, some you will already know.
B/I Rick Quisol
In this class we'll progress to learning more advanced chords and strum patterns. Basic theory, chord transposition, fingerpicking and tablature will be introduced.
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Sarah Morgan
Unaccompanied Appalachian Ballad Singing! Come be part of the rich tradition of unaccompanied ballad singing in the southern mountains. In this class you will learn many fascinating ballads as well as the unique vocal techniques and phrasing styles found in this genre of folk music. All songs will be taught by ear, so a recording device will come in handy. Lyrics will be provided.
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B Toni Sager
We'll learn the basics of the autoharp including strumming patterns, chord changes in the melody and much more! We'll even learn some accompaniment techniques.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B+ - B/I Tom Cunningham
Old Time Tunes. In this class we'll learn a few intermediate old-time fiddle tunes, concentrating on getting a "fiddle feel" from our instruments using bowing patterns and techniques, and add a few tunes to our repertoire.
B/I - I Amber Rogers
Wedding Music 101 or Other Special Gatherings. Learn what music is popular and how to make it sound very lovely for special occasions.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Hunter Walker
Beginning Old-Time Banjo. This class caters to rank newbies of clawhammer banjo and basic musical principles. Initially we will develop proper rhythm hand technique unique to this style of playing in order to foster learning old-time jam favorites. Bring a banjo capo if possible.
B/I David Brooks
Clawhammer Banjo for Dulcimer Jams! Learn to play chords and melodies for common jam tunes in the key of D using versatile double-D tuning. You'll learn several tunes, such as "Angeline the Baker" and "Soldier's Joy" through tab and by ear. Bring a capo.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B - B/I David Wilson
This class can include a wide range of experience from rank beginners to those who only know the basics. Players will learn about the instruments, technique for holding and picking properly, finger positions, strumming and basic chords.
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B Sue Massek
We'll focus on learning the very basics, enough chords to play some simple songs and a few picking styles that will allow you to accompany fiddle tunes and vocal music. This class will move slow enough to allow extreme beginners enough time to work on each lesson.
B/I - I Paul Oorts
DADGAD Tuning for Your Guitar. This is a contemporary way of tuning that is very suitable for playing folk repertoire, especially modal/Celtic. It's actually easier to learn than standard tuning! We'll cover basic chord shapes, essential scales and arpeggios, right-hand rhythms, and more. You'll need a steel-string guitar, a capo, and light picks.
Harp
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Lorinda Jones
Continuing Harp. This class is specifically addressing the challenges of playing with both right and left hand on the harp. Exercises, tips, techniques and adapted arrangements will have you putting both hands together in a week!
Penny Whistle
Level Instructor Class Description
B Cathy Wilde
We'll get started with fingerings, playing in tune, breathing, etc., then move on to a few tunes like an air, a polka, and even a jig or two! Bring a tinwhistle in D and a recording device if you can.
I Karen Ashbrook
Irish Whistle Class (Key of D). This class will cover a variety of Irish tune types with ornamentation and will focus on getting comfortable with C naturals!
Up-right Bass
Level Instructor Class Description
I/A Eric Jarboe
Intermediate into Advanced Upright Acoustic Bass. Learn basslines in the higher regions of the fingerboard. Also learn how to avoid open strings and play in any key. U bass and bass guitar also welcome.
iPhone Photography
Level Instructor Class Description
All Jennifer McWhirt
You will learn about your phone's camera and new apps to take photos that will be the envy of your social media friends!
**Basketry
Level Instructor Class Description
All Mary Carty
Three Compartment Utility Basket. This wonderful basket is made on a round wooden base, with a great attached handle. Materials fee $20.00 - pay to instructor.
**Visual Arts - Clay Ocarinas
Level Instructor Class Description
All Wayne Ferguson
Small, hand-built Ocarinas will be the focus of this session. Tool making will be involved in this fun class. You'll be able to play your Ocarina by the end of the week! Materials charge $10 payable to instructor.

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Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Susan Trump
Two-Finger Chords for Beginners! Adding just one more finger will make your playing so pretty. We'll learn some easy songs that you'll love to play and enjoy. DAD
B/I Sue Carpenter
Fingerpicking Fun-damentals. We'll discover the beauty of fingerpicking with Sue's instruction, exercises, and easy tunes as the beginning of your fingerpicking "fun"-damentals to make your dulcimer sound oh-so-sweet!
B/I Dan Evans
Tunes in DAA. We'll play melodies of beautiful folk songs from the British Isles, arranged as instrumental pieces, showing some of the many strengths of DAA.
B/I Tull Glazener
"S-L-O-W Jam". Jamming is a skill that can be learned, and just like any other skill/technique, requires practice. This class will focus on practicing the skills and techniques needed to be able to join any jam session. Come prepared to call out some of your favorites. If you don't happen to know the tunes, we'll indicate the chord changes, so you can start there.
B/I & Up Jeff Furman
Improving Your Left Hand Techniques. This workshop will focus on improving your playing by improving basic left hand techniques. This will include getting clean notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, chords, fingering, and much more.
I Stephen Seifert
Ten Cool Things to Do with Your One-and-a-Half Fret. Make the most of your one-and-a-half fret playing back-up and lead. We'll cover a number of tunes that are either greatly enhanced with or can't be done without this neat little fret.
I Bing Futch
Masterclass Sessions: The Music and Stylings of Bing Futch. You'll learn five tunes that Bing has either written or adapted into a signature piece. You'll briefly go through the songwriting process and then learn each song using techniques that will build your skill set and exercise your abilities. Tunes will include "Goodbye Is Not Forever", "A Wedding On Church Street", "Seminole Solstice", and a note-for-note study of "Juke Joint Hen".
I Jerry Rockwell
Making Up Your Own Jams! In this class we'll take some simple chord progressions as our basis and show by example how to get a little jam going for yourself and for anyone you play with regularly. We'll try some very easy pentatonic improvising and we'll make up some ostinatos (short melodic ideas that repeat over and over) to go over the chords. This should be a fun class!!!
I Aaron O'Rourke
Ancient Scottish Music. While there will definitely be a bagpipe tune or two in this class, we'll also take a look at lute music that came from Scotland in the early 1600s and just happens to work great on the mountain dulcimer.
I & Up Dana Gruber
South of the Border. Explore the rich melodies and timing of songs from the southwest and down Mexico way. Join us and add some new tunes and styles to your repertoire.
I/A Linda Brockinton
Songs with Parts. We'll work with a lovely collection of hymns, Celtic and old-time music with one or two parts. Bring your playing partner or come by yourself - all playing styles welcome.
I/A Anne Lough
Celtic Rambles. Experience the expressive and haunting beauty of timeless Celtic Airs as well as the fun and energy of favorite jigs, reels and hornpipes. Lots of left hand technique! Please bring a CAPO. DAD
I/A - A Erin Mae
Repertoire: Flatpicked Fiddle Tunes. Learn to use all of your strings for playing melodies. I'll teach a tune a day, plus give you tips for increasing speed and accuracy when you flatpick. Capo required.
A Sarah Morgan
Right Hand Mastery. This class will focus on developing a strong, consistent, and interesting strumming hand. We'll cover pick selection, clean flatpicking, volume control, developing speed, how to play syncopated rhythms with confidence, and how to add rhythmic drive to your playing.
Baritone Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Janita Baker
This class will explore using the baritone dulcimer as a solo, backup and ensemble instrument. We'll look at playing in different keys through a variety of tunings (not using a capo), how (and why!) to use reverse Ionian instead of a capo to play with standard dulcimers and how to back up different keys without retuning. No previous baritone experience necessary, but you should be comfortable with strumming and fingerpicking techniques. Tuning AEA.
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Mark Alan Wade
Strings Side Up! In this hands-on workshop you will learn good habits before you have a chance to develop bad ones. You'll learn the best practices for hammer grip, stand angle/height, how to memorize note names quickly, and how to learn songs faster. We will also learn a handful of common fiddle tunes so you can feel comfortable playing in your first slow jams.
B Karen Alley
Christmas with Your Hammered Dulcimer. Get ready for the Christmas season early! We'll learn arrangements for some favorite Christmas carols, with tips and tricks along the way to apply techniques to your own arrangements.
B/I Karen Ashbrook
Folk Hymns for Hammered Dulcimer. This class will be hymns that come from Shaker, Sacred Harp, and folk melodies and ideas for arranging them.
B/I & Up Maddie MacNeil
Accompanying Songs and Tunes. Songs are mentioned in addition to tunes because the hammered dulcimer is a beautiful back-up instrument for the voice in addition to other instruments. Learn the tricks to backing up your voice with embellishments and more.
I Sam Rizzetta
A-Chording We Will Go; Chord Theory for HD. We'll learn how to find and play chords and use them in tunes. Use chord knowledge to ornament your own arrangements. Learn chord back up for unfamiliar tunes. We'll cover basic chords, arpeggios, inversions, 7th chords, chord substitutions, plus advanced and colorful chords - and we'll put them into tunes!
I Rick Thum
Jamming Is Not A Mystery! There are many tricks to help you be able to jam. We will learn the things you need to be able to survive a jam session. This is a fun class with lots of playing. You can practice these new skills each night at the KMW jams!
I/A Ruth Smith
From Heart to Hands. Learn to play with greater expressiveness and develop a more interesting arrangement using chord notes, fill/run notes, counter-melodies, and more. Repertoire will be drawn from expressive, lyrical music, including Celtic music and hymns.
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Anne MacFie
Singing for Recreation and Catharsis. Come sing for fun! Folk songs, pop songs, songs you know and songs you learn. Bring an instrument if you play; if you don't, that's fine, too. Bring a written-out song to share with the class if you want. Learn how to sing in harmony and work up arrangements. We'll learn how to do the stuff that makes singing an enjoyable group activity. It vibrates your brain, lets out your anxieties and makes you feel great!
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Rick Quisol
In this class you'll learn more advanced chords and strum patterns to play ukulele "standards". Vocalists will learn to find their key and transpose songs to fit their vocal range.
Native American Style Flute
Level Instructor Class Description
I John Keane
The next step in your flute journey with more emphasis on creativity and tone production. A B-minor flute is required for this class (available for purchase in the vending area).
Penny Whistle
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Cathy Wilde
We'll work on phrasing, style, tone, and "Irish accent" ornaments like cuts, taps, and rolls...plus tunes, of course! You'll need a tin whistle in D and a recording device.
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I David Wilson
This techniques class is for those who know the basics and can play a little, but want to learn techniques which will help you play better with others and be more musical; bowing patterns, rhythm, vibrato, violin and bow posture, better tonality, etc.
I Amber Rogers
Playing for Dances! Learn skills that will help you get ready to play your first contra dances. By the end of the week we might even be ready to play some back-up for the dance class being held this session! Lots of tunes covered in this class.
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B David Brooks
Clawhammer Banjo from the Ground Up! In this course you will learn a solid, rhythmic right-hand stroke along with chords and melody for two to four tunes in the key of G. Tab will be provided.
B/I - I Sue Massek
This class will focus on learning new tunes, new tunings, and methods you can use to back up other instruments or vocals. Students should already be able to play clawhammer style banjo and know enough chords to play a few tunes. Tablature will be available but the focus will be on using your ears.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Jim Miller
Carter Family Tunes for Mandolin. You'll learn several familiar and not so familiar tunes recorded by the Carter Family that are in the public domain. Some of the finest old time music to add to your repertoire! We'll cover picking, rhythm, and more!
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B - B/I Steve Smith
Take your guitar playing to the next level by adding various chord variations, progressions, and how to play with dynamics and expression. Learn how to figure out chord progressions by ear, and to hear what keys and chord patterns are being used so you don't need to use sheet music or tab.
Harp
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I+ - I Lorinda Jones
Harp Repertoire Class. Broaden your repertoire by experiencing a different genre of music each day. Songs will be presented as possible solo/duo/ensemble in categories of O'Carolan/ancient harpers, Sacred, Christmas, Celtic, and more!
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I MaryJo Ward
Autoharp Melody Picking - It's Not as Hard as You Think! You'll need one thumb pick and two or three fingerpicks. We will learn to find the Melody note out of 37 strings, how to know in which chord your Melody note is found, and how to use various picking and strumming styles to play Melody. We start with simple melody and progress through jam tunes.
Bowed Psaltery
Level Instructor Class Description
I/A Tish Westman
Harmony & Dynamics. Harmony either by arrangement or double bowing. Dynamics by putting emotion in playing by doing more than just getting to the note on time.
Folk Percussion
Level Instructor Class Description
All Danny Shepherd
Play some fun percussion instruments and improve your rhythmic skills. You'll play spoons, washboard, body percussion, and others. Instruments provided or bring your own!
Washtub Bass Making & Playing
Level Instructor Class Description
All Alan Darveaux
Bring a washtub. Enjoy making and playing this unique folk instrument. All materials supplied $15 from Alan. Find a tub at the flea market or yard sale or dad's old shed. Tub designed to be easily disassembled for travel.
Social Orchestra
Level Instructor Class Description
All Paul Oorts
"Get Ready for October Fest!" Stringed and woodwind instrumentalists can gain ensemble playing and arranging experience in this fun class which explores uncommon (but very accessible) German repertoire.
Contra Dance
Level Instructor Class Description
All Pam Weeks
Contra Dance 101. Contra dancing was brought to New England by the very earliest settlers. The caller teaches the dance before the music starts and the pattern is repeated over and over, making it easier to learn! We'll start from the very beginning, dancing easy whole-set and circle dances, and progress through the week to more complex contras and New England squares, with lots of time to practice the more challenging moves. Lots of fun!
**Pine Needle Basket
Level Instructor Class Description
All Mary Carty
We'll learn all we can about making the basic pine needle basket. We'll also learn different stitches and great different weaves and how to add beads and other add-ons. We will discuss gathering, cleaning, and dyeing pine needles for working into beautiful and useful baskets. Materials charge $15.00 - pay to instructor.
**Visual Arts - Sketching & Sketch-Booking
Level Instructor Class Description
All Martin Rollins
The Art of Sketching and of Sketch-Booking. You don't need to be a Michelangelo or a Leonardo to sketch yourself to a really good time! This workshop helps the beginner and help seasoned "artistic-s" hone their skills and enjoyment of "sketching". Materials charge $10.00 - pay to instructor.
**Visual Arts - Clay Cups & Small Bottle
Level Instructor Class Description
All Wayne Ferguson
Small shot glasses or sake' cups will be created with an emphasis on creating sets of six cups and a small bottle. Hand building methods will be used. Materials charge $10 payable to instructor.

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Mountain Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Jeffrey Miller
We will reinforce basic strumming, learn how to move from one note to another with ease, go over some simple melodies, and understand dulcimer tablature in this fun and relaxing atmosphere.
B - B/I Sue Carpenter
Dulcimer Do-Re-Mi. Understanding the dulcimer's fretboard and basic chord formation is easy. We'll learn ways to play the scale of D and melodies in 3 different octaves, using both a linear and an across-the-strings approach. Discover how to form basic chords. Train your ears and set your fingers free to play more than tablature numbers.
B/I Sarah Morgan
Paper-Free Playing! It can be difficult to really enjoy jamming or playing on your own when you are dependent on tablature. The first half of each class will consist of ear training exercises. In the second half, we will learn a tune by ear. Bring a recording device if you have one.
B/I John Keane
Beginning Blues. Learn the notes, chord progressions, and strumming styles needed to open the gateway to your future blues playing enjoyment! New songs from previous years.
B/I Pam Weeks
Introduction to DGD Tuning. An exploration of this easy way to play in the key of G (and related keys). DGD is more related to DAA than you might think! First we'll learn some simple tunes and songs with an easy way to add instant harmony, and continue on from there.
B/I Bing Futch
Basic Arranging for Songs and Tunes. How do you begin to turn a simple tune into something with your own personal stamp of personality? In this class we'll use several exercises that offer up a sequential look at how to flesh out a song or tune arrangement. We'll dig into chord progressions and "last four" approaches, explore creative ways of foreshadowing melody and mood all while playing and feeling the music.
B/I - I Dave Haas
Jam Tunes with Lyrics! Experience the energy of adding mixing vocals to popular jam tunes. Learn how to accompany others and improve smoothness of play. DAD
B/I & Up Maddie MacNeil
Song Journeys! We'll explore songs and their stories which traveled within England, Ireland and Scotland and often resettled in the southern Appalachian Mountain region. The pioneers of our country brought memories through music and then adapted them to their new home.
B/I - I Jerry Rockwell
Slow Airs from Ireland. The Sean Nos tradition of unaccompanied singing in Ireland is very old and is home to some of the most inspiring melodies ever heard. These airs often sit very well on the dulcimer and have been an essential part of Jerry's repertoire since the late 1970s.
I Janita Baker
Rounds! In this fun and relaxing class we will play three, four and five part rounds - some familiar, some uncommon. This class will help to increase your skills at sight reading, timing and hearing harmonies and is also good for groups to share songs with their audiences that are very different from the usual traditional dulcimer repertoire. DAD
I Erin Mae
Play Pretty! This is primarily a repertoire class where you'll learn a variety of slow, pretty pieces. You'll also learn about adding dynamics and expression to your playing. We'll look at fingerpicking, flatpicking, and strumming.
I - I/A Dan Evans
In Praise Of DAA. Learn chords and fingerpicking for songs, intros, outros & interludes, instrumental pieces from the British Isles, tuning tips and many other things, showing the vast potential of DAA.
I/A - A Dana Gruber
Stylin'! Challenge yourself to learn to re-arrange tunes you may already know into different styles, timing, modes, etc. If you are an experienced player looking for something new, this class is for you. Lots of fun, too!
I/A - A Hunter Walker
Arranging for Performance. This course will present some of the instrument's most deeply-held secrets in terms of technique and tone. We will discuss exactly how to use these advanced techniques to most effectively craft arrangements suitable for the stage. This class will use familiar melodies as a vehicle for our arrangements. Students should be familiar with chord shapes along the fingerboard and should be able to play a piece from memory. DAD
Banjo-Dulcimer, Banjimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Stephen Seifert
Favorite Mountain Tunes for Banjo Dulcimer/Banjamer. We'll focus on classic mountain melodies played strum-pick style on this fun instrument!
Hammered Dulcimer
Level Instructor Class Description
B Matt Dickerson
Dulcimer Discovery for New Beginners! There is so much to learn with a new instrument - where do you start? What kind of hammers should you use? Sit or stand? How do you find middle C? Where are all the sharps and flats? And so many more questions will be answered. Come join us for a series of lively discussions and hands on fun as we discover the fascinating world of the hammered dulcimer.
B/I Pam Bowman
Hammered Hymns. Cherished Songs to Perform on the Hammered Dulcimer. Hymns are some of Pam's favorites, and her forte. Learn embellishments within the framework of these arrangements - with no repeat of hymns from previous years.
B/I - I Mark Alan Wade
Get Jiggy With It! Jigs have 3 notes for every beat, which means every other beat will begin on the opposite hand, assuming you have an even number of hands. That makes jigs perfect for improving your non-dominant hand and for improving your hammer technique. We'll use jigs (6/8 time), slides (12/8), and slip jigs (9/8) to refine our technique and you'll have a great repertoire of jigs when you leave this class!
I Ruth Smith
Playing Back-Up. Making music with others is the best part of playing music and it's fun to play more than just the melody. In this class we'll study different ways to play back-up to melodies using chords, rhythm and fill licks to add interest and support the melody.
I/A Karen Ashbrook
Haunting Melodies. Beautiful melodies (many waltzes) with exotic chords and a few accidentals (high G# needed) that will expand your knowledge of your instrument and add to your repertoire.
A Karen Alley
Bach's Cello Prelude. Learn the famous Prelude to Bach's Cello Suite #1. This beautiful, expressive tune is accessible for standard 16/15 instruments and larger. If we have time, we'll work on a duet version as well as the solo melody.
Ukulele
Level Instructor Class Description
B Karen Keane
Easy Ukulele Songs! Have a rocking good time as we uncover the secrets of playing the ukulele. You will learn many beginning techniques including chord progressions that are used in hundreds of songs.
B/I - I Steve Smith
Ukulele Music of Hawaii. Learn to play favorite "Hapa Haole" Hawaiian songs. "Hapa Haole" songs are those that have Hawaiian melodies and mostly English lyrics. Steve lived and played professionally in Hawaii for 15 years.
Vocal
Level Instructor Class Description
All Sue Massek
Vocal Cool Down! This class is an end-of-the-day "sing along" with Sue. After an intense day of filling your minds and fingers with new songs and new skills, this class lets you end the day with a community singing experience. We'll cover ballads, fiddle tunes, gospel, and both old and new folk music!
Fiddle
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I - I Tom Cunningham
Fiddling for Dancers! We will explore what it takes to play for square and contra dancers, and cloggers. We'll learn some favorite tunes for dancers, and see how rhythmic playing can give folks the urge to dance!
Banjo
Level Instructor Class Description
B Jon Pickow
We'll learn the basic chords with our left hand and you choose your right hand - bluegrass or clawhammer. At the beginning stages we can learn both together.
B/I David Brooks
Sawmill Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo. Sawmill, or Mountain Minor, tuning gives a distinctive, haunting sound to the banjo. Learn such classic tunes as "Shady Grove", "Cluck Old Hen", "Wayfaring Stranger", and "Frosty Morning" for clawhammer banjo. Tab will be provided.
Mandolin
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I David Wilson
This class is for those who know the basics and can play a little. Players will learn techniques for different rhythm patterns and right hand positions, more chords, how to play with good tone, tremolo, picking techniques, and playing with others.
Guitar
Level Instructor Class Description
B - B/I Jim Miller
Beginning Rhythm Guitar. This class will cover tuning and chords, discusses strums, alternating bass, and simple bass runs. Become the heartbeat of any jam!
Guitar & More
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Paul Oorts
Playing Chords By Ear. This class is for all instrumentalists who want to improve their accompanying skills. Learn strategies for backing up a variety of tunes - finding the key - major and minor chord families and typical progressions. Best for guitarists that already know their basic chords CAGED major and ADE minor, but also for other chord-playing instruments such as mandolin, ukulele, banjo, etc.
Bowed Psaltery
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I Tish Westman
Tired of Twinkle, Twinkle? You'll learn more difficult songs and how to get the most out of your bowing technique. We will explore beyond the key of "C".
Autoharp
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up MaryJo Ward
Enhancing Your Melody Playing - Let's Make That Melody Prettier! You'll need two or three METAL finger picks and one, any style thumb pick. We will learn various techniques to enhance your melody, among them: triplets, arpeggios, octaves, thumb lead, patting and taping.
Harp, Whistle & More - Ensemble
Level Instructor Class Description
B/I & Up Lorinda Jones
Cathy Wilde
Irish Tune Sets for Sessions, Performance, and the Sheer Joy of It! Lorinda Jones (harp) and Cathy Wilde (whistles and flutes) will help you put together sets of Irish tunes you and listeners will enjoy! All instruments are welcome; tab and notation provided.
Orchestra
Level Instructor Class Description
All Ken Bloom
This is not a jam class. Specific parts will be assigned and we will concentrate on the same issues you would in any orchestra - functioning as a section, dynamics, phrasing, etc. The approach is patterned on the folk orchestras of Central and Eastern Europe. All levels and all instruments are welcome!
Dance
Level Instructor Class Description
All Anne Lough
Folk Dance for Fun! Take a healthful break from sitting with your instruments as we have fun with a variety of folk dances including Appalachian Play Parties, squares and circles, contra and international folk dance. No need to bring your own partner and no dance experience necessary, just a sense of fun!
Bodhran (Irish Drum)
Level Instructor Class Description
All Danny Shepherd
This class covers the basics of playing the bodhran including technique, musical styles, dynamics, changing tone, triplet roll, and care of your drum. Reserve a rental drum with Danny at mdforchildren@yahoo.com.
**Sock Monkeys
Level Instructor Class Description
All Marge Diamond
Enjoy learning the art of making old-time sock monkeys, dressing them and adding special touches to give them personalities! Sewing machine, hand stitching, and hot glue sealing will be offered. No experience necessary. Materials charge $20.00 - pay to instructor.
**Visual Arts - In the Manner Of...
Level Instructor Class Description
All Martin Rollins
"In the Manner of...." We will learn about three visionary American artists by "walking in their shoes" creatively. Using drawing and painting materials we will explore the artistry and works by Charles Burchfield, Rockwell Kent, and Georgia O'Keefe. Materials charge $10.00 - pay to instructor.
**Visual Arts - Clay Bowls & More
Level Instructor Class Description
All Wayne Ferguson
Small, hand-built vessels will be the focus, employing coil and paddle and anvil techniques. Materials charge $10 payable to instructor.

** Material fees required for this class

SESSION 1: 8:45am - 9:45am Baskets
Instructor Class Description
Mary Carty Learn the age-old skill of basket weaving. Those new to this class will make a basic door knob basket. We will also have lots of different colors to decorate the finished baskets. Other baskets available for those with previous experience.
SESSION 2: 10:05am - 11:05am BOWED PSALTERY & OTHER ZITHERS
Instructor Class Description
Tish Westman Learn how to play the bowed psaltery, other zithers, and instruments. You’ll also be learning how to play and sing along with others. All new tunes from previous years. Instruments will be provided.
SESSION 3: 11:25Am - 12:25pm FOLK DANCING FUN
Instructor Class Description
Pam Weeks We’ll explore the world of old time and contra dancing for kids – easy and fun dances to get you moving in time to the music with smiles all around!
SESSION 4: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Dulcimer & Drama
Instructor Class Description
Jeffrey Miller Jeffrey will be splitting his time with Kids Camp this year with half time spent on mountain dulcimer beginning skills and half time spent on drama/theater arts. This combination class promises to be a lot of fun!
AFTERNOON BREAK: 3:05pm - 3:55pm Rhythms & Fun
Instructor Class Description
Dan Landrum We’ll explore mind blowing poly-rhythms using your feet and hands as well as instruments! It’s like an exercise class that will wake up your brain, too! Lots of creative fun in this interactive class, and we’ll put it all together into a group rhythm experience.
SESSION 5: 4:00pm - 5:00pm FOLK INSTRUMENT ORCHESTRA
Instructor Class Description
Alan Darveaux Participants will enjoy learning and playing hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, Washtub Bass, Limber Jacks, shakers, log drum and the famous Dulci-door! An orchestra will be assembled and conducted by participants with a presentation later in the week.