Friday, January 26, 2024

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp 2024

I am thrilled to be on the staff of Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamps! I will be teaching for two weeks this June. (And celebrating my birthday during that time as well!) Every summer, this award winning and all-inclusive music Kamp is held at Maryville College in the foothills of the great Smoky Mountains. Make this year YOUR year to get out and pick! I will be teaching ultra beginners of all instruments and am so excited to get you playing with others!

Old Time and Traditional Week is June 9-15, 2024, and Bluegrass Week is June 16-22, 2024.
Check it out at
The instruments taught during Old Time Week are Old Time Fiddle, Old Time Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Old Time Banjo, Mountain Singing, Flatpicking, Rhythm Guitar, Celtic Guitar, Irish Fiddle, Fingerpicking and Mountain Dulcimer.
Bluegrass Week: Flatpicking, Bluegrass Banjo, Mandolin, Songwriting, Swing Rhythm Guitar, Dobro™, Bluegrass Fiddle, Bass, Ukulele, Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar and Bluegrass Vocals.
I am so glad to be a part of Kamp this year, and I hope to see you and your friends at SKAK in June.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can send a direct email to

Chris' 2024 Private Lesson Schedule


Chris will not be teaching private lessons on the following dates:

January 1,2
February 5, 6, 7, 8, 12
March 11, 12, 13, 14
April 15, 16, 17, 18
May 13, 14, 15, 16 
June 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20
July 22, 23, 24, 25
August 12, 13, 14, 15
September 2, 3, 4, 5
October 21, 22, 23, 24
November 25, 26, 27, 28
December 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
January 2025:  1, 2

It is important that you understand your lesson time is reserved for you.  If you are unable to make a lesson, please me know as soon as possible.  If you miss a lesson, you will be expected to pay for that lesson unless you are sick or have a true emergency.  If you are missing a lesson because of a birthday party, date, prom, school event, vacation, etc., you will be expected to pay for the missed lesson(s). This has always been store policy, but it has not always been strictly enforced.  If you have frequent emergencies or illnesses, we can discuss what the best solution would be.  Sometimes I am able to schedule make-up lessons, in which case you would not have to pay for the missed lesson.