Wintergrass Intensives
Serious musical study for serious students

Wintergrass is thrilled to present what we believe is a stellar lineup of instructors for our Intensives program this year. Wintergrass Intensives invite students to dive in at the deep end and explore a topic in-depth under the tutelage of remarkable teachers. Intensives all take place on Thursday, February 27th and are either full day or half day sessions. Full day sessions begin at 9am and end at 4pm. Half-day sessions begin at 1pm and end at 4pm. All sessions are at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.

To register online please click go to the Wintergrass ticket site and click on the Education tab on the left side of the page.

2014 Wintergrass Intensives Classes & Instructors


Vocal Harmony with Tim & Mollie O'Brien
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: $100


A full day of vocal harmony instruction with Tim & Mollie O'Brien, after which all vocalists will happily die and go to heaven. Not really. We're kidding. But really, we cannot think of two better people to teach vocal harmony than brother and sister Tim & Mollie O'Brien.

Take a listen to their Away Out on the Mountain CD here.

Songwriting with Darrell Scott
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: SOLD OUT!


A full day of exploring the craft of songwriting as expression, as art, as deep communication - this is NOT a hit writing workshop AT ALL - it will be about tending to and finding your own voice as a songwriter.

Take a listen to some of Darrell's own work and his selections of great songs by great songwriters on his web site.

Mandolin with Emory Lester
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: SOLD OUT!


Spend a half day with Emory Lester learning all about tone, timing and taste when playing mandolin. Emory is a patient and kind teacher. You'll like him. Here's a video with him exploring a brand new Northfield mandolin.

Clawgrass Banjo with Mark Johnson
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: $55


2012 winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass, Mark Johnson will lead a half day session teaching 'clawgrass', a unique style of banjo playing. Listen to this version of Brown County Breakdown for a great example of the style.

Lead Guitar with Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: $55


Can two lead guitarists exist in the same room let alone the same band? Eldridge and Lage live at the nexus of bluegrass and jazz guitar. Get a taste of the power deep listening has on collaborative efforts. The session will explore improvisation, spontaneous composition and technique.

Väsen Intensives

Rhythm Guitar with Roger Tallroth
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: $55


Learn Roger’s energetic and precise approach to chording, bass-lines, second-melodies and rhythm patterns in Scandinavian trad/contemporary guitar playing. Expand your imaginative playing and improve your variation-capabilities. Easy melodies. Fun harmonizing. Standard or alternate tunings welcome. Here's a taste

Nyckelharpa with Olov Johansson
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: $55


Play some great nyckelharpa tunes and some second voices. Examine nyckelharp technique, bowing technique, how to make your own nyckelharp sound good and how to make the polskas swing in a Swedish way. Half day.

Swedish Fiddle with Mikael Marin
Thursday, February 27, 2014    Cost: $55


Learn the basics of Swedish fiddle music and add some fun Swedish tunes with second melodies to your repertoire. Suitable for fiddle and viola players. Half day.