For a week before the RockyGrass Festival begins, immerse yourself as an active participant in the world of bluegrass.
From small classes with world-class professional musicians, to sessions on group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, one-on-one instruction, and a variety of electives including practice techniques, writing instrumentals, accompaniment, improvisation, and music history. Evenings feature band scrambles, BBQs, and plenty of jamming for novice through advanced ability levels. Many Academy students return year after year, creating long-term relationships with fellow musicians from all over the world.
All 2019 RockyGrass Academy classes sold-out via the online lottery. If you missed-out, be sure to check back in the Spring as we typically have a few classes open up due to student cancellations.
There are no notebooks. No laptops. The learning process here distills down to playing music – sometimes while standing shin-deep in the river – with others who share a passion for this American roots music.
The Christian Science Monitor