2024 Instructors


  • Mike Compton, DirectorMike Compton, Director
    Befriended and mentored by Bill Monroe, the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Music, Mike Compton is one of today’s foremost interpreters of Monroe’s genre-creating mandolin ...
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  • Lauren PriceLauren Price
    Music has long been present in the life of Lauren Price Napier. Growing up, she learned to sing duet-style harmony with her twin sister, ...
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  • Frank Solivan “Play It Forward”Frank Solivan <span>"Play It Forward"</span>
    Frank Solivan is a multi-Grammy nominee, multi-IBMA award recipient, and multi-instrumentalist who sings with power and passion and writes articulate songs that go straight ...
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  • Carl Jones “Old-Time Influence”Carl Jones <span>"Old-Time Influence"</span>
    Carl Jones is an American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Macon, Georgia. He presently lives in Hillsville, Virginia and is widely respected for his instrumental ...
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Guitar & Songwriting

  • Chris JonesChris Jones
    Chris Jones brings a broad range of experience as both a touring and recording artist and as a teacher to a music camp setting. He has ...
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Guitar & Luthier (1 day only)

  • Wayne HendersonWayne Henderson
    Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at ...
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Banjo & Guitar

  • Ron BlockRon Block
    Ron Block has been the banjoist, guitarist, and vocalist for Alison Krauss & Union Station since 1991. He’s been said to be something of a musical Huck Finn, a tireless ...
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  • Matt CombsMatt Combs
    Matt Combs, a long time resident of Nashville, Tennessee, and the staff fiddler and mandolinist for The Grand Ole Opry, can be heard nearly every weekend kicking off America’s longest ...
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Upright Bass

  • Beth LawrenceBeth Lawrence
    Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Beth Lawrence enjoyed growing up playing music and singing with her father, George, and sisters, Melissa and Sarah. At age 15, she started to play standup bass, and ...
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Jamming 101 & Beginning Bluegrass

  • Jeff BurkeJeff Burke
    Jeff Burke is a professional musician and instructor who teaches bluegrass music and improvisation to individuals and groups. He plays Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo and has performed and recorded with ...
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  • Paul DuffPaul Duff
    After building his first mandolin in 1982, Paul became fascinated with the array and diversity of skills, many from a bygone era, required to successfully ...
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  • Will KimbleWill Kimble
    Kimble mandolins are custom made tools for acoustic musicians. Each mandolin is carefully crafted by hand based on input regarding tone, feeling, aesthetics. There are ...
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  • Nancy BoundsNancy Bounds
    Nancy Bounds began her yoga journey years ago, dabbling with college courses in beginning yoga. Life happened; 3 children, 2 divorces and a long, ...
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