• Walker Creek Fall Music Camp - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

    Early Bird prices in effect until August 1!
    Walker Creek Fall Music Camp - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1
    Petaluma, Calif. — Nick Dumas, Jesse Appelman and Keith Yoder make up an all-star mandolin team for the Walker Creek Music Camp held Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 on the grounds of the Walker Creek Ranch.

    The Ranch is located in the rolling hills of West Marin County between Petaluma and Tomales Bay, about an hour drive north of San Francisco.

    The camp also plays host to instruction with world class musicians in guitar, banjo, fiddle, dobro, bass and vocals.

    Walker Creek Music Camp is for students of all ages who love to play or sing Bluegrass, Old-Time & Country Music with occasional forays into other related styles!

    Small core classes average 8-12 students in each of the morning classes, and a wide array of afternoon elective classes are available that include instrumental, vocal, theory, dancing, jamming know-how, songwriting, repertoire and more.

    It should go without saying, but for those interested, count on lots of jamming until the wee hours!

    Additional special activities include daily yoga classes, on site masseuse, ping pong, a beautiful, peaceful site surrounded by hiking/biking trails, wildlife, and a pond for swimming and canoeing.

    Core Mandolin Classes

    • Advanced beginner to intermediate with Nick Dumas from the Special Consensus band (that whole band is on staff)
    • Intermediate to advanced with Jesse Appelman (will ​also ​teach an elective class on the choro style)
    • Bluegrass Jam Class (advanced beginner to intermediate) taught by Keith Yoder, a licensed Wernick Method Jam Class Instructor

    About The Camp

    Walker Creek Music Camp is in a quiet and beautiful area with an abundance of wildlife and miles of hiking trails. They serve healthy and delicious food, and offer camping as well as various choices of lodging accommodations.

    Registration for the Camp is now open. Call (415) 663-6030 for more information.

    All mandolin classes are still currently open to registration.

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