Fiddle School Summer Mountain Retreat 2020
The Fiddle School Summer Mountain Retreat is open to 25 students who learn from four national champion fiddle teachers in an intimate workshop setting. This premium camp experience offers daily core classes and multiple electives. In addition, each student will get individual feedback in a masterclass setting as well as nightly guided jams — and also some of the best food and mountain views in the West!
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The Fiddle School Summer Retreat will be Thursday, August 20th - Monday, August 24th. We're overjoyed to offer our premium retreat experience at the charming Sunshine Mountain Lodge in Lyons, CO.
Four levels of fiddle classes will be taught by your national champion teachers Celeste Johnson, Natalie Padilla, Cody Stadelmaeir and yours truly, Katie Glassman. In addition to daily core classes, you'll be offered nightly guided jams and optional electives covering topics such as improvisation, fiddle listening, back-up guitar and mandolin. Plus, we have onsight hikes, an outdoor hot tub, a fire pit, and plenty of practice and jam areas both inside and outdoors.
50% refund until 6/1/20
25% refund until 6/30/20
No refunds after 6/30/20
*COVID-19 Cancellation Policy: In the circumstance that there are continued travel and health concerns which either lead to individual student — or event — cancellation, 100% of registration fees will be credited toward a future retreat within two years.
Thursday, August 20
6 pm - Arrival
7 pm - Dinner & Welcome
8 pm - Group Jam Session
Friday - Sunday, August 21, 22, 23
10 am - 5 pm - Class Time (2-3 core classes with 30 min breaks, plus 1 hr daily siesta and electives)
Saturday, August 22
7 pm - Student Coffeehouse Open Mic
Sunday, August 23
7 pm - Fiddle School Retreat Concert Extravaganza!
Monday, August 24
9 am - Breakfast
10 am - Pack-up & Farewells
Flight pick-up times:
Denver International Airport: Pick-Up 10 am - 2 pm on Thursday, August 20.
Flight drop-off times:
Arrange Monday drop off with us.
Pricing & Details
The Summer Mountain Retreat 2020 is open to 25 students. All-inclusive pricing includes lodging, meals, and classes.
Before the retreat, we'll ask you to send a video or recording of yourself playing one fiddle tune in order for us to place you in the appropriate class level. We'll send out learning videos for the retreat songs 4 weeks in advance for you to prepare before arriving. We'll give you the tools to participate so that you feel prepared to jam.
Once again, we'll provide healthy homemade meals prepared by our superchef Brian Kenney. But don't just come for the food, feast yourselves with fiddle music in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains!