Acoustic Music Camp – July 26-28, 2018

A three day music camp for acoustic musicians teaching you how to play
Mandolin, Bluegrass & Clawhammer Banjo, Flatpick Guitar,
Bass, Fiddle, Fingerstyle Guitar & Songwriting

Small class sizes with hands-on instruction and an emphasis on fun is what you can expect at Acoustic Music Camp. Come join us late July in Dallas and learn to make better music in a friendly, supportive environment. Only 15 minutes away from DFW Airport and conveniently near major malls, Six Flags Over Texas, and water parks.

We chose our talented lineup of instructors because they are great pickers, great teachers, and great people.

Recording Workshop: Brad Davis will be teaching fundamentals of how to get the best recordings with out going to a professional studio: Mic selection and placement •  How to treat your home recording space properly • Procedure and terminology for quality home recording session production • S etting up a simple recording DAW in your home •  Counsel on the best affordable gear • Tracking audio • Setting up a click •  Editing audio •  mixing audio • Mastering audio and more.

Wil Maring’s songwriting class will include how to accompany yourself on guitar as a singer / songwriter.

Instructor Jams: Each day there will be instructor led jams and band ensembles.  All instructors not presenting a special workshop will lead a Slow, Intermediate or Advanced jam or ensemble each day.

Topic Based Classes: The 3:20 pm workshops will be based on special topics, such as Developing Speed, Playing in Different Keys, Up the Neck Backup, Playing While Singing, and more.


Our music camp is geared to all kinds of acoustic music. We teach bluegrass, oldtime, swing, jazz, singer/songwriter, Americana, and other styles.

There will be special afternoon workshops on how to amplify acoustic music, music programs and apps for for your computer or iPad, banjo setup, and more.

Oldtime Music Jam each day! Clawhammer banjoist D. Lee Thomas and friends will host an Oldtime Music Jam each afternoon.

Let us know what you would like to see at camp.

Bring the family! There’s lots to do within 30 miles of the camp. Grapevine Mills Mall,
Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor Water Park, The Amon Carter Museum,
Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, National Cowgirl Museum and
Hall of Fame, Stockyards Museum, the Vintage Flying Museum and more.
This is a bluegrass camp, banjo camp, guitar camp, mandolin camp, fiddle camp and more all rolled into one.

Each student at our August camp receives a zippered music bag of goodies.

Acoustic Music Camp is held at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington Texas
click for map and driving directions

Past instructors include:
George Anderson • Jason Burleson • Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor
• Mike Compton • Terry Baucom • Robert Bowlin
Eddie Collins • Brad Davis 
• Paul Glasse • Bill Honker • Gerald Jones • Jens Kruger • Uwe Kruger • Joel Landsburg
Shawn Lane • Nate Lee
• Dan Levenson • Ned Luberecki • Wil Maring • Tim May • Dennis McBride • Kim Platko
Clay Powers • Kenny & Amanda Smith
• Ron Stewart • David Talbot • Alan Tompkins • Tony Trischka • Dave Walser

Thanks for the Scholarships!

Acoustic Music Camp would like to thank all the organizations that generously partnered with us to send deserving students to AMC 2018! These great organizations promote bluegrass and acoustic music by providing scholarships to camps, lending instruments to deserving young pickers, and much more. Please visit their websites and support their efforts.

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation

Central Texas Bluegrass Association

Garland Square Pickers

Jim Rentfro

Acoustic Music Camp Sponsors Daddario Logo
Charley's Guitar Shop chuck lee logo Ellis Mandolins

Acoustic Music Camp
2018 Instructors



Ned Luberecki

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins


Brad Davis

Robert Bowlin


Paul Glasse

Dix Bruce


Gretchen Priest

Nate Lee

Finger Style Guitar

Sam Swank


Irl Hees


Wil Maring