Bring A Partner

***Couples must reserve a queen bed, bring an RV, or arrange for housing offsite. The lodge is reserved for individual fiddlers only. Thank you!***

This fee covers your partner’s participation from August 22 – 26. If you planning to come for the extra day, please reserve a spot in the “Extra Day” section below.

Extra Day – Wednesday, August 21

Settle in early and enjoy a hike, dinner, and more time to jam! Extra day fee includes meals and lodging.
NOTE TO MASTERY STUDENTS: If you want to give your Mastery performance live, we ask that you please arrive on the extra day.

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Fiddle School Mountain Retreat – 2024


Included for All Campers:

  • 4 Nights/5 Days of fiddle immersion
  • Small Classes
  • Coached/Guided Jam Sessions
  • Individual Feedback
  • Advance Tune Preparation
  • Fiddle + your accompaniment instrument (guitar, mandolin, bass, piano)
  • Healthy Meals


***BRINGING A PARTNER? Twin beds are reserved for fiddle campers. Please reserve a Queen bed or bring an RV so that you and your partner are comfortable.***


  • Private Queen Room (Cabin)
  • Private Twin Room (Cabin)
  • Semi-Private Room in Cabin (1 bed per room)
  • Lodge (4-6 beds per room)
  • RV Spots (Bring your own RV)


  • Arrange your own lodging offsite (not included in price). Meals and all other camp activities included.

A negative COVID test is required to attend the retreat.

Click here to learn more about the 2024 Mountain Retreat!



We’re overjoyed to announce our fifth-annual in-person Fiddle School Mountain Retreat, August 22 – 26, 2024. We are so thrilled to gather once again in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains to play fiddle music together. Once again, we invite you to arrive one day early to enjoy nature, relax, and play music!

Our camp emphasis this year will be Take a Break, focusing on the block system to give you an instant gateway to improvising in a variety of genres. Arrive with tunes prepared and ready to jam (we’ll give you a prep plan in advance). Fiddlers who attend our retreats always say that they leave feeling like they’re playing at a whole new level!

Admission Includes:

  • Meals cooked onsite
  • Free Fiddle School T-shirt
  • Free Professional Photo Portrait with Your Instrument
  • Access to Discounted Products at our Accessory and Instrument Store (strings, picks, rosin, polish, mutes, and more!)

Classes Include:

  • Daily Block System Masterclasses
  • Coached Jam Session Masterclasses
  • Foundations of Jamming
  • Camp Song Vocals Class
  • Celtic Tunes
  • Music Theory Fun & Games
  • Texas Style and Swing Backup (Mandolin & Guitar)
  • Yoga

…and more!

Jams Include:

  • Fiddle School Square-Dance Style
  • Texas Style Tunes
  • Swing
  • Country
  • Bluegrass
  • Western Swing
  • Camp-Fire Fun!

*Partners are welcome to participate in electives and jams.


  • Enjoy more down time to relax, jam, and internalize everything you’ve been working on during camp.
  • Come to a virtual Mountain Retreat Orientation Meeting in May to meet some of the staff and get all the information you’ll need (transportation, how to prepare, etc.)
  • We’re going paperless! 🌳❤️

Pricing & Registration Dates
The Fiddle School Mountain Retreat is open to 25 students. Registration opens:

  • April 1, 2024 for Fiddle School Members (Early Registration)
  • April 3, 2024 to the public (if spots remain)
  • 2024 Pricing ranges from $1075-$1475

Pricing includes lodging (or RV parking), meals, instruction, and tons of fun! Off-site pricing includes meals, but does not include lodging.

Retreat Prep
In May, you’ll receive learning tools for the camp song, plus any additional tunes you’ll need to learn for your classes. We’ll give you the tools to practice so that you feel prepared to jam and attend classes.

*Refund Policy

There are no camp refunds.

If you cancel by June 1st, you may transfer your camp payment (minus the non-refundable $300 deposit)toward any online or in-person Fiddle School camp within one year.

If you cancel by July 1st, you may transfer 50% of your camp payment (minus the non-refundable deposit) toward any online or in-person Fiddle School camp within one year.



*Wednesday, August 22  – Optional Early Arrival + Recreational Day
4:00 PM Get settled, and relax! Jam or enjoy a local hike
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Jams

Thursday, August 22 – 1/2 Recreational Day + Official Arrival/Kickoff
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM In-Person Mastery Certification Performances
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 PM ***OFFICIAL Check-In***
3:00 PM Orientation
4:00 PM Masterclasses
5:30 Band Scramble
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Band Scramble Performance + FS Songs Jam Session

Friday-Sunday, August 23-25
9:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Classes & Electives
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 4:30 PM Jam Sessions
4:30 – 6:00 PM Free Time – Jam, Rest, or Reflect, Yoga
6:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Coffeehouse + Jams

Monday, August 26
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Pack up and Farewells