Folk School Workshops

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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

May 10th, 2018 – May 13th, 2018 Sharon Gilchrist, Michael Witcher, and Keith Little – Bluegrass Vocal and Instrumental Workshops

Kowana Valley, 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 life, Keith Little, Sharon Gilchrist and Michael Witcher will be sharing their skills in an intimate group for 3 days of the highest quality instruction. Available workshop offerings: Keith on vocals and guitar, Sharon on vocals and mandolin, and Michael on Dobro and vocals. 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