The California Bluegrass Association presents...

Summer Music Camp

June 9th-12th 2024

Summer Music Camp Catalog:

Classes and Schedule

Intensive classes are broken up into 2 sessions per day, one in the morning and one after lunch.  We are very fortunate to have an impressive team of guest Instructors who join us from across the country. You will have other opportunities to learn from and play with these instructors during your intensive class as well as during the workshop and afternoon jams.

If you’re uncertain which level is right for you, consider whether you’d rather take it slow and easy, or be more challenged, and sign up accordingly. You can take a class that’s above your level (that is, one where you don’t meet all the prerequisites), but the teacher will not be able to take time to teach you the material listed in the prerequisites.

After you’ve browsed the class instructions and instructors and have chosen your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, go to the Registration page and sign up.  The earlier the better as the popular classes fill up very quickly.

A guide to the Class Levels:

Level 1: Advanced beginner. By this we mean that you already know the basics of how to play your instrument (and tune it!) and can play some songs or tunes, if not up to tempo, at least not agonizingly slowly.

Level 2: Intermediate. By this we mean that you are quite comfortable with your instrument, and have at least some experience playing with other people. And you tune without even being asked!

Level 3: Upper intermediate. You should have at least two years of playing experience, including some experience playing with others in jam sessions or in bands.

We will allow for some adjustments as needed the first day.




  • All
  • Banjo
  • Fiddle
  • Band/Ensemble
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Dance Calling
  • Dobro
  • Kids