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Bluegrass Beginner Jam w/ the Biscuit Eaters
with Meredith Wilkerson
Students of all ages who know a few chords on their instrument are welcome in this class, hosted by local award-winning family band The Biscuit Eaters, and guided by their mom, Meredith Wilkerson.
Students will learn jam etiquette, standards songs, how to "take a break" during a jam, and different keys of songs in a relaxed and supportive class atmosphere.
Bluegrass banjo, fiddle, guitar, & mandolin players are all welcome.
Prerequisites: Profiency in your instrument (should know a few chords/finger positions)
Materials to bring: Instrument of choice (see above), notebook & pencil or recording device
Please note: This is a 6-week session taught over 7 weeks. The week of July 4th will be off.
Tunes & Trails Camp, Jr.!
with Meredith Wilkerson
RDSM and Elkin JAM are inviting rising K-3rd graders to attend our "Tunes and Trails, Jr" summer camp July 24 - 28.
Students will learn about the traditional music of the Blue Ridge and receive fundamental music lessons using singing, rhythm, and dance. In addition, kids will learn about the beauty of our region through nature studies, and get creative with arts and crafts.
Students should bring a refillable water bottle and wear sunscreen every day.
Parents should send students with snacks. Students will be outside daily (weather permitting) on the school grounds at 129 Church Street. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, including scholarship and accessibility requests.
Each additional sibling registered can receive $20 off registration. Contact us to apply discount
Schedule: July 24 - 28, 9 AM - 12 PM
Tunes & Trails Camp
with Adam Lowe
RDSM and Elkin JAM are inviting rising 4th-8th graders to attend our "Tunes and Trails" summer camp July 31 - August 4.
Students will learn about the traditional music of the Blue Ridge and receive basic instruction in how to play guitar, fiddle, or banjo in the old-time way. In addition, kids will explore the local natural beauty of downtown Elkin, including the Big Elkin Creek watershed. From stream ecology to hiking and biking, kids will be able to enjoy time in nature and learn about the local watershed. Instruments and bikes provided as needed. Space is limited. Scholarships available. Special thanks to Watershed NOW and Trips for Kids for trail and bike assistance.
Students should bring a refillable water bottle and sunscreen every day. Rain gear and a change of shoes/socks are recommended in case of inclement weather.
Lunch and light snacks will be provided (please email any food allergies). Instruments and bicycles available upon request. Students will be walking from the school at 129 Church Street to local trails and parks. Email email@example.com with questions, including scholarship and accessibility requests.
Each additional sibling registered can receive $30 off registration. Contact us to apply discount
Schedule: July 31 - Aug 4, 9 AM - 3 PM