Classes & Extras

Participants will be able to choose from 30-33 classes each day. Classes lasts an hour and fifteen minutes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and one hour on Sunday.

Classes are held at the same time each day with a break between classes. (Special Schedule in effect on Sunday.)

Classes are rated roughly Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and ALL.

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If a class isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, you may change and go to a different one. Just please pack up and leave quietly, so as to not disturb the other players.

[Please Note: Banjo and Fiddle Tracks/Classes are for intermediate level or higher.]

You may take any class you choose from whomever you like. Each instructor leads 3 individual classes per day.

Class size depends on the instructor and subject matter. Subject matter changes from class to class, but instructors will remain in their assigned room for teaching. Each participant will be provided with a Class Schedule and Class Descriptions page for detailed information.

Each participant will receive a “CAMP MANUAL”, an incredible resource guide, which will have all instructors handouts and class materials pre-printed. As all students learn differently, we strive to provide a variety of instructional methods: regular notation, tablature, charts, aurally, visually, kinesetically. You are not required to read music, but for those that do, we have resources available for you.

Also, you can ask instructors if you can record classes, so you can revisit that information after camp is over. Please just ask their permission first.

Signing up for a one-on-one tutorial with your favorite instructor will also be available. These are short 15-20 minute private instructional periods on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Sign up is first-come first served, and all students are requested to sign up for only one spot.

Also, our roving camp adjunct instructor will be available throughout the day to answer any questions and work with you individually.

The Instructor Concert will be recorded professionally, and we request that you do not record it yourselves. This concert will also be LIVE BROADCAST on Concert Window or a similar service, so you can share the music with your family and friends.

There will be an organized slow jam every day for you to work on learning tunes, perfecting those breaks, and interacting with other players in a supportive and fun atmosphere. In additional to Bill Monroe’s music, music from other artists as well as standards and traditional ‘country’ folk music may also be played.

Typical Daily Schedule 2018

Tentative—Subject to Change.

Wednesday 9/19

2:00 pm Students check-in/register
4:00 pm Lodging check-in
5:30 pm Square Dance w/caller
7:00 pm Welcome Pizza Party and Jam

Thursday, Friday, Saturday* (9/20, 9/21, 9/22)

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Break / Free Time
9:30–10:45 Class 1
10:45–11:15 Break / Free Time
11:15–12:30 Class 2
12:30–1:45 Lunch
1:45–2:00 Break / Free Time
2:00–3:15 Class 3
3:15-3:30 Break / Free Time
3:30–5:00 or 5:30 Special Presentation
5:00–6:30 Individual Tutorials (Sign up first day)
5:00–6:30 Break / Free Time
6:30–7:30 Dinner
7:45–9:15 Organized jams with Instructors (Thursday and Friday only)

*Saturday Only:

6:00–7:00pm Dinner (Saturday only)
7:30pm 2018 MMC Benefit Instructor Concert (Saturday only)
9:00pm Open Jams (Saturday only)

Sunday (9/23)

8:00–9:00 Breakfast
9:00–9:15 Break / Free Time
9:15–10:15 Class 1
10:15–11:00 Break / Check out time by 11:00 am
11:15–12:15 Class 2
12:15 MonManCamp 2018 ends, and we’re all misty-eyed and happy-sad, anticipating MonManCamp 2019
(Save the Dates: September 18-22, 2019)