Wednesday, August 1 - Saturday, August 4, 2018


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Pemi Valley University

Pemi Valley's University is a set of seven beginner classes for adults and teens who want to get the right start, or review the fundamentals. These classes are hands-on, intensive learning experiences, taught in a small group setting (between 3 and 9 students per class). The classes will be held at the festival on Saturday, 10:30 - 12:30 pm. The cost for two hours of instruction is only $35. All you need to do is bring is an instrument, a chair and an earnest desire to learn!

The classes will be held at various locations throughout the festival, usually at the instructor's own campsite. To find your specific class location please plan to attend the Pemi Valley University Preview at the main stage on Friday at 5:15 pm and/or at the Pemi Valley University Meet & Greet at Pond Site Campsite #15 on Saturday at 10:00am. Classes will immediately follow the Meet & Greet.

Since class size is limited, pre-payment is recommended, but not required. You may also sign-up when entering the festival, or at the 'Preview' Fri. 5:15 or at the 10a.m. Saturday Meet & Greet, where you can chat with your instructor. Please see the FAQ's at the bottom of this page.

Pemi Valley University manager, Mary Maguire, can answer any other questions or concerns: (508) 901-9907 or email Mary Maguire

 

Pemi Valley University Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

Ten questions and answers about Pemi Valley's Bluegrass University:

Ten questions and answers about Pemi Valley's Bluegrass University:

Q. What is The Pemi Valley University?
A. Seven beginner classes, each two hours of hands-on instruction, for adults and teens. The classes are taught on Saturday at the festival from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm, and the cost is $35.

Q. Who are the teachers and who are the students?

A. Each teacher will be addressing different topics and all teachers will be gearing their classes towards beginners and beginner/intermediate musicians. These classes are geared towards those who want to get the right start or review the fundamentals.

Q. Can I take more than one class?
A. No, unfortunately all of the classes are held at the same time on Saturday from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. The instructors may have additional availability, and we recommended you ask the teacher about other options, such as a private lesson at another time.

Q. Where will the classes be held?
A. The classes will be held at various locations throughout the festival, usually at the instructor's own campsite. Please call (508) 901-9907 or email Mary Maguire if you have special considerations. Teachers may be able to accommodate alternate location plans.

Q. How do I find the specific class location?
A. Come meet your teacher at the Bluegrass University Preview at the Main Stage on Friday at 5:15 pm or the Meet & Greet at Pond Site Campsite #15 at 10am on Saturday. The classes will immediately follow the meet & greet.

Q. What are the Pemi Valley University Preview and Pemi Valley University Meet & Greet?
A. A half-hour session meant to introduce you to the University instructors and their classes. Please stop by and say hello, and we can answer any questions you may have.

Q. What do I need to bring?
A. You need to bring an instrument and a chair, preferably a folding (armless) chair and water for yourself. If you haven't pre-paid, bring $35 in cash or check made out to Pemi Valley Bluegrass Associates.

Q. Do I need to preregister?
A. Pre-payment is recommended as class size is limited but not required. Soon, you will be able to pre-pay and preregister right online. Additionally, you can sign up when entering the festival or at the Meet & Greet, if student slots are still available. See the FAQ’s, email Mary Maguire or call (508) 901-9907 for details.

Q. What are the limits on class size?
A. The class size is limited to 3 students minimum and 9 students maximum. The maximum class size ensures that every student gets a small group learning environment. Unfortunately teachers may not be
able to offer the class if there are less than 3 students. In that case, we highly recommended you ask your teacher about other options, such as a private lesson at the festival.

Q. Can I record the class?
A. Yes, you are welcome to make an audio recording of your class, provided you agree not to post it on the internet or share it widely. Video recording is not allowed without explicit permission from your teacher.

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