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Whole Music Camp is excited to be back up and running this July 16-17th, 2022!
Run by local teachers Amie and Eli Ferrier, Whole Music Camp is an all ages weekend open to string musicians of every ability level, including music appreciators and newcomers. Students currently range from age 12 weeks to young-at-heart grandparents, and we invite you and your family to come join us.
Camp is specifically geared toward traditional string styles of playing, emphasizing old time and bluegrass fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, and banjo. Participants select their favorite workshop sessions from a huge array of options that includes beginner and advanced fiddle, back-up guitar, sea chanteys, songwriting 101, bluegrass fiddle licks, and improvisation. For those who don’t play an instrument, we have welcoming intro classes including singing groups, sunrise yoga, storytelling, and playful and silly Baby Gang jams for our smallest musician pals.
Teachers include phenomenal local musicians Mei Lin Heirendt, Thomas Angell, Heather Grove, Peter Wilson, camp director Amie Ferrier, and more.
Details and information can be found at www.wholemusiccamp.com, and registration is required to attend. As an all-ages camp, minors under the age of 18yrs must attend with a guardian.
Our campus is a gorgeous, secluded 80-acre parcel in Soda Springs on a private alpine lake, so bring your swimming suits and snorkels. Camp includes lodging, meals, instruction, and a storytelling slam over dinner, and culminates in an evening bonfire jam where campers can play tunes alongside their teachers.
Amie Ferrier is a local music teacher who works with over 100 kiddos and adults weekly via her at-home Whole Music Studio, teaching families from nearly every K-12 school here in town. She previously ran the Nevada City School of the Arts strings program from 2015-2021. Eli Ferrier is a teacher through the Nevada Joint Union High School District and currently runs the CTE Building + Construction program at Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley. They have two nerdy dogs, love mountain biking and whitewater rafting, and are proud to offer this laid back weekend of music for folks to get creative and weird together in the mountains.