Folk School Workshops

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May 16th, 2019 – May 19th, 2019 Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist, Michael Witcher, Keith Little and Scott Nygaard – Bluegrass Vocal and Instrumental Workshops

Kowana Bluegrass, a weekend where true musical growth takes place. With a philosophy of learning skills and integrating them into your playing so that they are yours for keeps, Chad Manning, Keith Little, Sharon Gilchrist, Michael Witcher and Scott Nygaard will be sharing their skills in an intimate group for 3 days of the highest quality instruction. Available workshop offerings: Chad on fiddle, Keith on vocals, Sharon on vocals and mandolin, Michael on Dobro and vocals and Scott on guitar. Also, ensemble playing and learning the dynamics of creating and playing in a band. The product of this weekend will be, not only learning about new skills, but actually assimilating those skills into your playing or singing, before going home! Enjoy a learning, yet relaxing vacation in the splendor of the Sierras in spring, in a beautiful private mountain retreat, with instructors that have a passion for getting results with their students! Continue reading

October 19 – 22, 2017 Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard on guitar

It is our honor to host the first ever Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp at Kowana Valley! This workshop will give mandolinists of all levels the opportunity to learn with three of the leaders in today’s vibrant mandolin community– Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman, and Joe K. Walsh. Over the course of this special weekend, our in-demand instructors will lead you through immersive sessions focusing on improving your mandolin technique, developing your repertoire, and honing your overall musicianship. Continue reading