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Acoustic Expert Eddie Collins Teaches Music Camp

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Eddie Collins, one of the nation’s best acoustic music instructors, will be teaching at the Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp in Kerrville, Texas, February 17-19, 2017.  His classes on five-string banjo, mandolin, and guitar include bluegrass flat picking and Travis picking styles as well as ear training and music theory.

With a Master’s Degree in Education, Collins has taught at the college-level and has written more than 30 books and DVD teaching courses. His awards include an Academy of Country Music Award, Southern California Banjo Championship, and Texas State Banjo runner-up. He is a proven leader in his profession. With more than 30 recordings and regular performances with several bands in his hometown of Austin, Texas, having him participate in this camp is an exciting treat for all stringed instrument enthusiasts who want to learn and improve.

Although Mr. Collins is an expert, students don’t have to be. Classes and jams are offered for all levels of musician. The three-day camp is designed to provide playing instruction and experience performing with other musicians for every student’s growth and enjoyment.

“I intersperse music theory not only to help you understand what you are doing but to better allow you to play with other people,” Collins says.

Offering classes in multiple musical styles including Bluegrass, Country, Roots, Celtic, and Old Time music, students may gain a wealth of knowledge. Instructors are scheduled to appear are as follows:

Eddie Collins – banjo, guitar, and mandolin

Dale Morris – fiddle

Chris Sanders – voice and songwriting

Gerald Jones – banjo and mandolin

Kevin McCormick – finger-style guitar

Sue Carpenter – mountain dulcimer and Buster Baldwin washtub bass

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