Classes & Extras

All participants can choose instruction from mandolin, upright bass, guitar, singing, banjo and fiddle.  Participants are not assigned to one particular tract, but choose the curriculum they want to pursue.  Classes are rated roughly Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and ALL. Please note: BANJO and FIDDLE classes are intermediate level and above.

Participants self-select from 100 classes, which last an hour and fifteen minutes each.  Classes are held at the same time each day with a break between classes.  (See tentative schedule below).

If a class isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, you may change and go to a different one.

You may take any class you choose from whomever you like. Each instructor leads 3 individual classes per day. There will also be multiple mixed-instrument class sessions.

Class size depends on the instructor and subject matter. Subject matter changes from class to class.

Each participant will receive a “CAMP MANUAL”, an incredible resource guide, which will have all instructors handouts and class materials pre-printed, class schedules and descriptions, and additional resource materials. We provide a variety of modalities for learning, as each student learns differently. Our goal is to be able to reach every participant via their preferred way of learning (whether through reading regular notation, tablature, charts, learning aurally or through visual examples.)

Sign up for an individual one-on-one tutorial with your favorite instructor!!! These are short 15-20 minute private instructional periods scheduled on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Our roving camp adjunct instructor will be available throughout the day to answer any questions and work with you individually or to review concepts needing a little extra attention.

There are daily organized jams after dinner including a novice/beginner, slow, intermediate, fast, and old-time jam for you to work on learning tunes, perfect those breaks and techniques just learned during classes, 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

Tentative—Subject to Change.


12:00 pm On-Site Lodging Check in begins: Claiborne Hall lobby
2:00 MonManCamp check-in begins Claiborne Hall lobby
6:30 Welcome Party and Jam with Instructors and Special Guests

Thursday, Friday, Saturday*

7:00-8:00 am Yoga daily and/or additional Special Presentations
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 pm Class 2
12:30–1:30 Lunch
1:30–2:00 Break / Free Time
2:00–3:15 Class 3
3:15-3:30 Break / Free Time
3:30–5:30 Special Presentation
5:00–6:30 Individual Tutorials (*Thursday and Friday only: Sign up first day)
5:00–6:30 Practice, Pool,Free Time, Informal Jams
6:30–7:30 Dinner
7:45–9:15 Organized jams with Instructors (Thursday and Friday only)

*Saturday Only:

6:00–7:00 pm PRIVATE PIG ROAST(Saturday only)
8:00 MMC Benefit Instructor Concert (Saturday only)
9:30 Open Jams (Saturday only)


7:00–8:00 am Yoga and/or other Special Presentations
8:00–9:00 Breakfast
9:00–9:30 Break / Free Time
9:30 – 10:45 Class 1
11:00 Wrap Up/Camp Ends