Acoustic Music Camp – August 6-8, 2015

South Oaks Baptist Church – 5925 U. S. Highway 287, Arlington Texas 76017

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

Beginner Banjo Boot Camp: A special track for beginning banjoists. Concentrating on group exercises to improve speed, changing chords, playing rolls, and licks. Anyone can play a banjo with a little practice and repetition.

Share a Ride or Room: If you would like to share a ride to camp or a room click here to send us your request. For privacy purposes we will only share your contact information with others who make a similar request.

Instructor Jams: More instructor-led jams! All instructors not presenting a special workshop will lead a Slow, Intermediate or Advanced jam 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.

Small class sizes with hands-on instruction and an emphasis on fun is what you can expect at Acoustic Music Camp 2015. Come join us this August 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.

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 2014! 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.

KidsThe Bluegrass Heritage Foundation

Central Texas Bluegrass Association

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AMC Camp Photo 2014 - Click to download

AMC Camp Photo 2014 – Click to download

Acoustic Music Camp Sponsors
Ellis Mandolins

2015 Teachers


Gerald Jones
Alan Tompkins
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Dix Bruce
Keith Yoder


Paul Glasse
Dix Bruce
Keith Yoder
Nate Lee


Texas Shorty
Nate Lee
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Finger Style Guitar

Dave Hamburger
Sam Swank

Clawhammer Banjo

Lee Thomas


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