Hosted by Master Teacher, Innovative Performer and Accomplished Guitarist Janet Feld, these workshops are for players of all skill levels and are geared toward giving you the tools to play more confidently around the campgrounds. Whether you are a beginner or a have been playing for years there is something for you to learn from Janet's Classes.  These workshops will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the first mid-week of the 2018 Festival.  Registering for any of these workshops includes full festival access for the day of the class.

"Janet is a highly skilled guitarist as well as a kind and compassionate teacher.  She'll challenge you and you'll be better for it."  - Jon Ims

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"The Quick & Dirty Guitar Start Up" – A Workshop for Beginners - $59

Monday, May 28th / 10 a.m. – 12 noon / Threadgill Theater

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By the time we get to be adults, there are already things we’re competent at, maybe even brilliant.  This makes it difficult at times to put ourselves in the position of being a beginner at something. Also, we have good taste in music and know what great guitar playing sounds like. It can make us feel like we need to know how to play before showing up and making all those mistakes in front of a class and teacher.

What if it’s possible that you could slog through that with a group of like-minded souls who are doing the same thing and have a blast?  Janet’s students tell her that learning with a group helps them feel more comfortable because with everyone playing at the same time, no one notices their mistakes 😊

Registration includes:

  • Sheet Music

  • Let Me Take The Mystery Out Of It music theory worksheets

  • Access to 6 weeks of video guitar lessons to help continue your guitar playing journey

  • The first 5 people to register will get a free 30 minute lesson with Janet


"Making Friends with Barre Chords"­ - $59

Tuesday, May 29th / 10 a.m. – 12 noon / Threadgill Theater

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Are you terrified of barre chords?

What if it were possible that you could look up your favorite songs and if they had barre chords in them it wouldn't give you an anxiety attack? Or with some simple, easy to understand information you could learn to play just about any chord you wanted on the guitar?

Let that sink in for a minute...... then get psyched and register for the workshop.

Registration includes:

  • Sheet Music

  • Let Me Take The Mystery Out Of It music theory worksheets

  • Access to 6 weeks of video guitar lessons that will support your continued journey with barre chords.

  • The first 5 people to register will get a free 30 minute lesson with Janet


I’m With The Band!” Learn to Jam - $110 (includes lunch)

Thursday, May 31st / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (with an open mic afterward) / Threadgill Theater

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At the first class with Janet Feld, she likes to ask her students what inspired them to register.  When it was David's turn to share at the beginning of one of her ensemble classes he said, "I just wanna be the guy with the guitar who's playing and singing with the rest of the crowd at a party."

Can you relate?

Learn how to create guitar and vocal arrangements while learning to jam with like-minded souls in this workshop.

Registration includes:

  • Sheet Music

  • Let Me Take The Mystery Out Of It music theory worksheets

  • A Yummy Lunch

  • Access to video lessons that support the material we work on during the workshop

  • An invitation to perform one song after lunch on the Threadgill stage.

  • The first 5 people to register will get a free 30 minute lesson with Janet

I haven't played in public in 10 years. Last Wednesday night I sat in at my first ever song circle. I would never have been able to do that had I not been in your workshop. Thank you, although, you may have unleashed the monster.

Wayland Griffith, 2017 “I’m With The Band!” Festival Workshop Student