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Registration Open for the 2017 Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp

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Sign up now for one of 25 seats for a weekend of mandolin instruction with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, and Joe K. Walsh, October 19–22, 2017.

by Dan Gabel
July 27, 2017

Peghead Nation Mandolin

We're happy to announce that you can now register for one of 25 seats in the 2017 Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp! Click here to go to the Kowana Valley Folk School and Lodge website for registration, details about accommodations, and an overall camp schedule.


The first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp gives mandolinists of all levels the opportunity to learn with three of the leaders in today's vibrant mandolin community: Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman, and Joe K. Walsh. Over the course of this special weekend, our in-demand instructors will lead you through immersive sessions focusing on improving your mandolin technique, developing your repertoire, and honing your overall musicianship. Students will select their skill level and will rotate through sessions with John, Sharon, and Joe, so you’ll have focused time with each of our experienced instructors. In addition, Peghead Nation co-founder and guitar instructor Scott Nygaard will be on hand to teach group guitar sessions for those interested in learning guitar. You’ll also be treated to faculty concerts and have an opportunity to perform in student concerts. Only 25 Camp spaces will be granted, so you'll have plenty of personalized instruction and ample time to make music with your fellow campers.


Nestled in a beautiful valley just outside Yosemite National Park, the Kowana Valley Folk School and Lodge is the perfect place to strip away distractions and focus on your playing. Its 300 acres are crossed by Sierra streams, forested hiking trails, and open alpine meadows, providing an ideal environment for studying with these amazing instructors and learning with your fellow students. You’ll have the chance to stay in the Lodge’s private and semi-private housing, or to enjoy the outdoors by camping on-site.


Join us in Yosemite for a weekend of mandolin fun! Register now!



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Posted by Peter Sharpe on
I'm excited for the camp! Just registered and looking forward to a great time. I would be interested in sharing rides to the camp from the airport. I could split rental car fees, etc... if anyone wants to do that. Thanks,
Peter Sharpe
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