At Tunefox we believe you play, learn, and practice because of those who inspire you. They are creators who have cultivated their individual voices as musicians and we want to provide an experience, online and in person, that empowers you to do the same.
Our goal at camp is to have you learning hands on, to move you out of your comfort zone and help you hone your voice as a musician. You'll play for each other, practice with each other and use the unique environment of being around a community of musicians to spark your next level of playing.
Unique to camp Tunefox these group rehearsals are designated for hands on practice and feedback for the skills you’re learning in classes. We want to push you out of your comfort zone to play for and with others. Scheduled daily for you and 5 other musicians, with two of each instrument represented, you’ll get feedback from all of our teachers throughout the weekend during these rehearsals. Every group will get to perform live at our closeout concert on Saturday evening.
We’re excited to launch a brand new in-app feature called Learning Paths, exclusive to camp attendees. To facilitate your learning beyond Camp these learning paths provide tab and video to make implementing new concepts easier. Those attending camp will be the first to see this new feature in action and get full access to it.
Rather than skimming the surface of many different topics lets dive deep into mastery of 3 essential skills - back up and chords, melody, and improvisation. Arrive at Camp knowing exactly what you’ll be honing in on and get excited for all the learning that will happen.
Let’s not get lost in the details and forget why we play music in the first place - for the fun and inspiration. We’ll kick off each morning with masterclasses ranging from creativity and functional anatomy to practicing and learning music using technology. We’ll use this inspiration to get us fueled and focused for the day ahead.
Our teachers have been chosen so you get equal doses of traditional and progressive playing styles. Each day you’ll be immersed in learning experiences that’ll change the way you approach your instrument in the practice room and at the jam.
A creative force on the banjo and Winner of the Steve Martin Award in 2015.
A banjo player of uncommon grace and facility, Wesley Corbett tours with The Molly Tuttle Band, and in the acclaimed duo Simon Chrisman & Wes Corbett
A major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation.
A veteran of the Southeastern bluegrass scene, Clay has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Sierra Hull and other top artists.
Grammy and IBMA award-winning recording artist; solo, duo and band performer; and a passionate teacher and advocate for the mandolin.
An acclaimed master of American roots music who plays with Mr. Sun, Grant Gordy, and Danny Barnes.
The class size will be 8-10 students per teacher to allow for hands-on learning and individual attention. Instruction will feature a unique blend of traditional bluegrass techniques mixed with progressive improvisational concepts following along with each day’s theme.
You’ll take three classes from each teacher on your instrument and have two two-hour classes each day. The Q&As on Thursday and Friday are two opportunities to ask questions and learn from the experience and artistry from all of our teachers.
Click here to download a detailed Camp schedule.
The closing concert on Saturday May 18th is an open to the public celebration of our weekend together. It's a chance for you to play on stage after being inspired for three days, to see your fellow campers and teachers jam and come together for the reason we all play music.
Our concert will be hosted by the legendary Black Mountain music venue, White Horse, Black Mountain. Invite your friends and family to join us for this exciting evening of music!
The camp fee is $700, which includes all food costs. You can choose to stay on campus at the Assembly Inn, either in a private room or with a roommate. Or, you can find your own rental in Black Mountain or Montreat and commute.
If you plan to bring a friend or family member that is not a musician but wants to enjoy the weekend, you'll see an option to add a ticket and reserve boarding for them when you check out.
Accommodations on your own:
A shared room on-campus at the Assembly Inn:
A private room on-campus at the Assembly Inn
Get 10% off the total two shared room tickets ($92 off for each person).
Get 10% off your total cost.
Montreat is one of those hidden gems of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s 20 minutes away from the heart of Asheville and 90 minutes away from Charlotte airport. The camp will be held at the Assembly Inn on the Montreat Campus, surrounded by streams and hiking trails which provide and endless amount of inspiration for learning music.
Airports to book: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Charlotte-Douglas Intl Airport (CTL), and Greenville, SC (GSP) are all close options. Transportation will only be provided from the Asheville airport between specific hours listed below.
Airport transportation - Transportation will be provided for anyone flying into the Asheville airport on Wednesday May 15th at specific times. Tunefox camp shuttles will leave from the airport going to Montreat at two times: 1p EST and 3:30pm EST.
Lodging - If you are staying at camp you'll arive in Montreat at the Assembly Inn to check in for your room on Wednesday anytime between 3pm EST and 5:30pm EST.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch using this contact form! Someone from our team will get back to you within 24 hours.