Bristol, Va.-Tenn. (November 13, 2018) – It may seem too early to be thinking about summer camp, but for those who like the idea of giving great experiences as gifts during the holidays the timing is just right! Registration for Pick Along Summer Camp classes at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is now open. Pick Along Summer Camp is great opportunity for parents, grandparents, or aunties and uncles to give the gift a music to a special child in their lives while also giving them an opportunity to “try out” an instrument before committing to lessons.
At Pick Along Summer Camp, kids will receive expert instruction on the same style of acoustic instruments played on the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings (banjo, guitar, and fiddle). Campers also get to explore the museum, learn about the music of Bristol and our region, receive instruction in singing and dancing, and work on projects with Radio Bristol while making new friends. Campers receive the opportunity to hone their skills as a budding musician while busking in Downtown Bristol and will give a final performance for parents at the museum at the end of the week.
Pick Along Summer Camp is for beginners aged 8-14 and intermediate students aged 10-16. No previous experience playing music is necessary. Half and full day options are available. Class size is limited and fills up quickly.
Pick Along Summer Camp dates are as follows:
June 17-21 (Beginner)
July 8-12 (Beginner)
July 15-19 (Intermediate)
Note: If these classes fill up by March 1, 2019, a second Intermediate camp week will be added for June 24-28.
Pick Along Summer Camp Tuition:
Discounts are available for families with multiple campers. Parents may also rent instruments from the museum.