The Bluegrass Boot Camp

Held in just prior to the Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival, this fun-filled 3 hour event is an instrument class for adult intermediate to advanced players. It’s a chance to learn from skilled, professional instructors in a casual atmosphere.

Classes are offered for the main instruments of bluegrass and can vary depending on the instructors available.

Small class = Lots of access
We cap the class size at 10 participants per instrument. Classes are open to ages 17 and up.

How do you know your skill level?

Intermediate: Able to play rhythm parts in a jam at moderate tempo and keep tempo during chord changes. Typically if you have been playing consistently for 18 months or more, you probably fit in at this level.

Advanced: You are comfortable playing with others and able to play at faster rhythms and playing breaks.

NOTE: This camp is not geared toward a beginning player.

For more information email Jeff Johanning at or call (760) 644-4910.


Bluegrass Boot Camp with The Grascals!
August 16, 2019  |  9:30 am to 2:00 pm

The fun-filled time will include a 4 hour instrument class with one of our master Drill Instructors – The Grascals. Each camp registrant will sign up for one of the following instrument classes.

Banjo – Jason Davis
Lead Guitar – John Bryan
Fiddle – Adam Haynes
Mandolin – Danny Roberts
Bass – Terry Smith

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Class sizes are limited and will fill up fast. Registration is $80 and registration closes on Aug. 9, 2019. Class limit: 10 participants; open to age 17 and up.

Confirmed registrants will receive detailed information about what to bring to camp. Tuition includes instruction and instruction materials, no lunch break.

Download an application here