Workshop Descriptions, Schedules, and Locations

Music, Song, & Dance Workshops

Scroll down for the schedule – click on a title to see its description and instructor information.

Lark Camp’s hour-long workshops are organized into seven periods. They start at 9:30 am in each camp, and there is a “passing-time” of fifteen minutes between each period. Consult the shuttle schedule to understand what workshops you’ll be able to travel to in the three camps.

Workshops are continuous during the day. Note that you will not be able leave one camp at the end of a given period (e.g. Period 1), and have time to shuttle to another camp in time for the very next period (i.e. Period 2), but it means you’ll have time to use restrooms, get coffee, and arrive calmly on time for the following workshop. It’s up to you to choose when you’ll eat lunch, which is served from 12:00 – 2:00. Please plan accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: Our list of instructors, evening events, and workshops is always subject to change.

Choosing Workshops

Our workshops vary by genre, instrument, skill level, and location. Students may attend as many or few workshops as they wish – simply show up in the correct location at the correct time. If you are new to Lark Camp, you are welcome to drop into several workshops the first day to better understand what suits you. The workshop descriptions will tell which are repertoire/tune workshops; dropping in and out of these over the course of the week is fine. Other workshops are continuous, building on previous days’ work. (NOTE: If you are only attending the first or second half of camp, you will be taking partial workshops.)

All of our voice and dance workshops are geared for people with no prior experience. For instrumental workshops, if you have basic proficiency with your instrument, you’ll be fine attending workshops geared for intermediate or advanced levels, but feel free to investigate any workshop to discover what level is best for you – and there are plenty of beginning workshops. In a few cases, there are opportunities for individual lesson time. Check the descriptions or just ask instructors what they offer!

VISIT THE LARK CAMP MUSIC LIBRARY FOR WORKSHOP MATERIALS (NOTE: Most instructors hand out materials at camp.)

Workshops for Kids

Most younger kids’ workshops are offered in Camp One, and include instrument-making, art projects, and a wonderful Kids’ Play that is rehearsed, costumed, and performed on the last night of camp. There are workshops in other camps that are kid & teen friendly; for example, the Zimbabwean marimba workshops are popular with all ages, and we offer a Teen Band/Songwriting workshop in Camp Two. If your older child or teen is reasonably proficient on an instrument, they are welcome to attend any workshop. The Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association also offers environmental education programs for children. Please remember that as a parent or guardian, you are expected to supervise any child or minor you are responsible for.

Workshop Schedule

Click on a workshop title to view description and instructor information. Downloadable/printable version link above. (You can also go to Workshop Search.)

 Lunch served 12pm - 2pm 
Camp 1
Period 1
9:30-10:30
Period 2
10:45-11:45
Period 3
12:00-1:00
Period 4
1:15-2:15
Period 5
2:30-3:30
Period 6
3:45-4:45
Period 7
5:00-6:00
Behind Kitchen
Uilleann Pipe Tunes for All
Benjamin Jaber
Greek Rebetika for Voice & Instruments
Greg Jenkins
Breton Tunes
Jim Oakden
Irish Flute
John Skelton
Irish Uilleann Bagpipes
Benjamin Jaber
Singing in Irish
Amelia Hogan
Canopy Above & Behind Kitchen
Make a Your Own Instruments: Ukulele, Bamboo Flute or Didgeridoo
Wayne Hill
Build Your Own Instrument: Ukulele, Bamboo Flute or Didgeridoo
Wayne Hill
Fiddle for Fledglings
Darcy Noonan
Mountain Dulcimer
Holly Tannen
Kids’ Fiddle Tunes
Darcy Noonan
Props & Costumes for Kids’ Play
Kathy Mowdy
Dance Hall
Irish Mandolin, Begin/Intermed
Marla Fibish
English Country Dance
Jason Adajian
English Longsword Dance, Beginning
Jason Adajian
Balkan Dance
Sue Williard
Balkan Dance, Advanced
Sue Williard
Regional Dances from Sweden & Norway
Toby Blomé & Fred Bialy
Dance Hall Back Room  
Nyckelharpa Tunes for All Instruments
Tim Rued
Tin Whistle & Irish Flute, Beginning
Autumn Rhodes
Irish Music for Anglo Concertina
Autumn Rhodes
Medieval & Renaissance Singing
Shira Kammen
Dance Hall Behind Back Room North   
Beginning Bodhrán
Christa Burch
Bodhrán Techniques
Christa Burch
Dance Hall Front Porch South
Irish Tune Swap
Daniel Schoenfeld
Irish Tune Swap
Daniel Schoenfeld
Irish Fiddle Basics
Wanda Law
Celtic Guitar Accompaniment – Standard Tuning
Colin Cotter
Fiddle, Beginning
Wanda Law
Celtic Slow Session
Colin Cotter
Dance Hall Stairs East  
Rare Irish Flute Tunes for Any Instrument
John Skelton
Dance Pavilion
Irish Battering For Sets
Maldon Meehan
Irish Sean-Nós Dance
Maldon Meehan
Lark Camp Kids’ Play
Susan Spurlock
Lark Camp Kids’ Play
Susan Spurlock
Scandinavian Turning Dances – Skills & Techniques
Toby Blomé & Fred Bialy
Irish Set Dances
Michael Riemer
Dining Hall North
Swedish Fiddle Styles & Tunes
Tim Rued
Songwriting
Danny Carnahan
European Tunes for Octave Mandolin & Mandolin
Danny Carnahan
Singing in a Session with Confidence
Shay Black
Folk Song Repertoire
Shay Black
Irish Mandolin, Intermediate & Advanced
Marla Fibish
Dining Hall South
English Country Dance Music/Ensemble
Rebecca King
Traditional English Tunes for All Instruments
Audrey (Knuth) Jaber
Accordion Boot Camp
Dan Cantrell
Sean Nós Singing (Irish)
Amelia Hogan
Irish Fiddle, Intermediate
Dale Russ
Irish Fiddle, Advanced
Dale Russ
Fire Circle
Scottish Airs
Ryan McKasson
Scottish Fiddle Tunes
Ryan McKasson
Balkan Tunes for All Instruments
Greg Jenkins
  
Balkan Ensemble
Dan Cantrell
Mickie's Pub (new location, lower road, north of the Dance Pavilion)
Yiddish Songs for Voice & Instruments
Ty Rust
Balkan & Klezmer Ensemble
Ty Rust
   
Balkan Songs
Lily Storm
Outside Registration 
Irish DADGAD Guitar, Beginning
Richard Mandel
Irish DADGAD Guitar, Intermed/Adv
Richard Mandel
Swedish Dance Tunes For All Instruments
Peter Michaelsen
Hot Grooves – Tunes from the Swedish-Norwegian Border
Peter Michaelsen
English Pub & Folk Songs
Audrey (Knuth) Jaber
The Meadow    
Balkan Rhythms & Beginning Tupan
Sean Tergis
 Lunch served 12pm - 2pm 
Camp 2
Period 1
9:30-10:30
Period 2
10:45-11:45
Period 3
12:00-1:00
Period 4
1:15-2:15
Period 5
2:30-3:30
Period 6
3:45-4:45
Period 7
5:00-6:00
Aloha Land 
Old Time Styling for Fiddlers
Judy Stavely
 
Uke 101
Megan Harenburg
Strums for Jazz & Blues Ukulele
Megan Harenburg
Behind the Coffee House   
Jug Band, Rags & Country Blues Vocals & Tunes
Frannie Leopold
Cajun Fiddle
Tami Allen
Old Time String Band Songs
WB Reid
Dance Hall
Choro Music of Brazil
Pam Laughlin
French & Breton Dance
Adrienne Simpson
Blues Improv
Pam Laughlin
Cajun Dance & Music Jam
Tami Allen
Galician Dance
Olga Kirk
Latin Music Ensemble
Jimmy Durchslag
Fire Circle  
Old Time Jam
Bonnie Zahnow
Maybelle Carter Style Guitar
Carlo Calabi
World Band for All Instruments
Gregg Moore
World Band for All Instruments
Gregg Moore
Gaita (Bagpipe) & Percussion from Galicia
Pablo Diaz
Gaita (Bagpipe) & Percussion from Galicia
Pablo Diaz
French Camp
French Button Accordion
Vickie Yancy
Quebecois Session
Kevin Carr
Hurdy Gurdy
Scott Gayman
 
French Music for All Instruments
Scott Gayman
French Session
Vickie Yancy
Gate House Porch
Quebecois Fiddle
Kevin Carr
Clawhammer Banjo, Beginning
Heath Curdts
Guitar for Beginners
Bonnie Zahnow
Clawhammer Banjo, Intermediate/Advanced
Heath Curdts
Cajun & Creole Accordion
Claudette Boudreaux
Cajun French Songs
Claudette Boudreaux
JP Land
Swing Guitar
Olivier Zyngier
Mandolin, Beginning
Booi Volk
Play the Blues on Mandolin
Booi Volk
Songwriting
Scott Stobbe
Country Blues Guitar, Intermediate
WB Reid
Guerilla Music Theory
Radim Zenkl
All Things Mandolin
Radim Zenkl
Outdoor Dance Floor
Salsa Rueda & Old Time Son Dance Band
Leslie & Michael Hubbert

Salsa Rueda Dance
Cora Hubbert
Salsa Dance
Cora Hubbert
Galician Dance
Olga Kirk
Swing Dance (Lindy Hop), Intermediate
Malaika Finkelstein
Swing Dance (East Coast Swing & Charleston), Beginning
Malaika Finkelstein
Contra Dance, Basic
Erik Hoffman
Contra Dance Music Lab
Erik Hoffman
The Barrio 
Old Time & Country Harmony Singing
Frannie Leopold & Carlo Calabi
Cuban & Puerto Rican Songs
Leslie Hubbert
Caribbean Instrumental Tunes
Michael Hubbert
Conjunto: TexMex & Cumbia
Miguel Govea & Susan Peña
Cumbias y Más for Guitar & Voice
Susan Peña
Cumbias y Más for Button Accordion & Concertina
Miguel Govea
The Pavilion
Jazz & Swing Band
Jimmy Durchslag
Beginning Blues Guitar
Robert Laughlin
Teen Band/Songwriting
Alexina Boudreaux
Intro to Jazz Improvisation
Corwin Zekley
Swing & Jazz Vocals
Connie Doolan
Upright Bass, Basic
Aaron Hendel
Western Swing Tunes
Scott Stobbe & Ella Thomasine
Workshop Area 1
Hammer Dulcimer, Beginning
Jim Wells
Dare to Suck – A Social Orchestra
Jim Wells
French Cafe Songs
Olivier Zyngier
Old Time Fiddle Tunes
Judy Stavely
Level Up Your Fiddle Playing – Improv for Beginning Fiddlers
Corwin Zekley
Vocal Health & Singing Basics
Ella Thomasine
 Lunch served 12pm - 2pm 
Camp 3
Period 1
9:30-10:30
Period 2
10:45-11:45
Period 3
12:00-1:00
Period 4
1:15-2:15
Period 5
2:30-3:30
Period 6
3:45-4:45
Period 7
5:00-6:00
Coffee House
Indian Folk Tunes & Ragas
Wade Evans
Indian Ensemble
Wade Evans
Turkish Romany Dance
Elizabeth Strong
Belly Dance Choreography for All Levels
Natalie Nayun
Persian Dance
Natalie Nayun
Belly Dance Basics
Elizabeth Strong
Zimbabwean Dance, Song & Percussion
Julia Chigamba
Kafana (aka Tekke)
Duduk Instrumental
Khatchadour Khatchadourian
Turkish Ensemble
Sinan Erdemsel
Turkish Ensemble
Sinan Erdemsel
Arabic Instrumentals
Wael Kakish
Arabic Ensemble
Wael Kakish
Improvising for Middle Eastern Dancing
Briana Di Mara
Middle Eastern Improvisation For All Instruments
Briana Di Mara
Ring of Fire
Riqq
Faisal Zedan
Armenian Songs for Voice
Khatchadour Khatchadourian
Middle Eastern Percussion
Faisal Zedan
Greek Songs
Lily Storm
Zimbabwean Marimba, Basic
Russ Landers & Sarah Noll
Zimbabwean Marimba, Fast/Intricate
Russ Landers & Sarah Noll