Nova Scotia Banjo Camp with Ross Nickerson and Friends 2012

August 17, 2012 - August 19, 2012

Nova Scotia Banjo Camp with Ross Nickerson and Friends 2012

Aug 17 – Aug 19, 2012

Fri 7:00 PM – Sun 3:30 PM


“A fun, dynamic event with small group activities and lessons!”

“A great relaxed atmosphere with lots of opportunities to learn.” Past Participants

We are thrilled to welcome back Ross Nickerson and Friends for the Nova Scotia Banjo Camp at Tatamagouche Centre. For all levels of players, this camp experience will cover various banjo styles, individual consultations, group technical lessons (rhythm and timing, chords, basic backup, practice habits and priorities, and more), and many opportunities to jam with the faculty. Various skill levels will be accommodated in small-group activities and lessons. A great way to meet and play with other local musicians as well!

Program Cost: $396 (tuition+meals/accommodations)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your spot in this program.


Ross Nickerson

Ross Nickerson is a five-string banjo master, and author of The Banjo Encyclopedia, and Bluegrass Banjo From A to Z. He teaches internationally, and has appeared with the New Grass Revival, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, Peter Seeger, and others. His Pinecastle release, Blazing the West, was named “One of the Top Ten CD’s of 2003” by Country Music Television. See more at his websites and

Russel Sawler

Russel Sawler is a Bluegrass Banjo instructor from the Maritimes, who also writes banjo instructional material. He has helped other artists like J.P. Cormier write musical instruction material.

“I owe him a huge debt for the tremendous amount of time and perseverance he used in the painstaking transcriptions he compiled here inside these covers. He also has written similar texts on the playing of J.D. Crowe, the world famous bluegrass banjo player. Russell himself is no slouch on that particular instrument, as can be demonstrated on several of my recent albums; Now That The Work Is Done, Primary Color, and X8… a mandolin collection.” J.P. Cormier

Wilf Bean

Wilf Bean, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator. Wilf has a major interest is in transformational adult education for personal and community-based development. He has worked extensively overseas with the Coady International Institute, St Francis Xavier University, throughout Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. He also has a love of music ranging from folk, to bluegrass, spirituals,… you name it. And he has been known to pick away happily on his mandolin, guitar and banjo.

For more information please visit the website.

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