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2014 Walker Creek Spring Music Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
February 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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Walker Creek Spring Music Camp - April 11-14, 2014

Walker Creek Spring Music Camp - April 11-14, 2014

Petaluma, Calif. — John Reischman, John Mailander, Keith Yoder, Luke Abbott and Morgan Cochneuer will lead an all-star mandolin instructor team for the Walker Creek Spring Music Camp held April 11-14 on the grounds of the Walker Creek Ranch, located in the rolling hills of West Marin County between Petaluma and Tomales Bay, about an hour drive north of the San Francisco.

In addition to classes in mandolin, the camp plays host to instruction with world class musicians in guitar, banjo, fiddle, ukulele, vocals and all instrument jamming 101.

New this spring are classes in Songwriting and Sound 101.

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

2014 Spring Instructors

In addition to the mandolin staff already named, instructors for this Spring's camp include:

Don Rigsby, Blaine Sprouse, Tim Weed, Tyler Grant, Earl White, Mark Olitsky, Paul Knight, Chris Stuart, Keith Little, Scott Nygaard, Jack Tuttle, Molly Tuttle, Mike Witcher, Jim Nunally and Trisha Gagnon.

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 various choices of accommodations for campers.

Registration for the Spring Camp is now open online or by mail. Cost ranges from $360 to $750, depending on accommodation and meal choices. There are also some halftime slots available, starting at $210 — call (415) 663-1342 for more information. Registration fees will increase $50 starting March 1st, and $100 starting April 1st.

Most classes are still currently open to registration.

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Kevin Stevens
February 18, 2014 10:31 PM
Excellent roster! Proud to say I have been a student of Keith Yoder, he has taught me a lot about playing the mandolin, but much more about playing music on the mandolin.
February 19, 2014 09:13 AM
Yup - another student of Keith here. He is a fantastic instructor for students of all levels.
February 19, 2014 07:37 PM
Keith student here as well, I love his teaching style.
February 20, 2014 08:37 AM
I'll be returning for my fourth year running. I first attended Walker Creek only a few months after taking up mandolin, and found myself taking small group instruction from Roland White. The following year it was John Reischman, and last year Sharon Gilchrist. I've learned so much every year, in addition to having a wonderful time in jams, elective workshops, and the staff and student concerts. I can't compare it to other camps, as this is the only one I have ever attended. Hard to imagine anything topping this experience for a bluegrass/old-time enthusiast.
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