September 14-17, 2017
3-day training (15 hours) cost: $195 (with early registration by August 15)
Fee for CE credit through College of Charleston (optional): $130 additional
Join us in beautiful Bath County, VA and learn how to incorporate American styles and fiddling into your current teaching curriculum. Learn how to run “jam session” style group classes that include creative participation including rhythmic groove, harmony, chords and improvising. Learn how to help cultivate improvising from your students of any age or level. Get an overview of available materials from O’Connor Method, Irish & Celtic resources as well as online tools.
Thursday, September 14: Evening Registration & Welcome
5:30-7:30pm: Check in & Registration with Reception and Hor d’Oeuvres
Friday, September 15: Day Session (6.5 hours)
9am-12pm: Morning Session
1:30-5pm: Afternoon Session
Saturday, September 16: Morning Session then Observations at Workshop (6.5 hours)
8:30-11am: Morning Session
Drive to Clifton Forge School of the Arts
(lunch on own)
6pm: Concert ($5 BBQ available at
concert/local restaurants open after)
Sunday, September 17: Morning Wrap Up (2 hours)
9-11am: Wrap Up Session
Stay with Us
Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.
The Dining Experience
Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.