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.
The Bluegrass Academy experience isn’t just for parents. Children of registered Academy students can also join in the fun with a special program for your kids ages 7-14 who are either new to bluegrass or at a novice or intermediate level. Join us for four full days of instrument, vocal and band instruction that includes a final performance on Thursday evening. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family to the Academy.