Come to East Tennessee for music, culture, and fun! Keith Yoder Music camps are catered to the musician looking for hands-on lessons paired with unique local experiences. Enjoy lessons and jam time, scenic and music outings, and great home-cooked meals! Hosted at the Yoder house in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, pack your instrument and come for some wonderful music and memories.

Camps are open to individuals, small groups of friends, and bands. They’re scheduled throughout the year and may be anywhere from a half-day to a full week.


  • This was the most comprehensive study of acoustic music that I have ever experienced.  Great combination of instructional material and lots of playing.  It suited my learning style more than anything I could have experienced.

  • The best "music camp" experience that I've found in over ten years of mandolin playing and music camps.  Instruction included oft neglected right hand techniques and the importance of allowing the music to "breathe".  Lots of playing, covering examples of each principle really helped with understanding and retention.  Keith is a great teacher and makes learning lots of fun.  I look forward to doing it again!

  • I'm not sure if we did more pickin' or grinnin' but I am sure we did a whole lot of both, and mostly at the same time, while all along I learned, learned, and learned some more.  It never stopped....including the fun.  I highly recommend Keith as a teacher.

  • Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  Excellent instruction in a relaxed atmosphere.  We were kept busy at all times, lots of laughs, serious at the times it was needed.  Good food, good times, outside activities, jamming.  Keith taught us at our level, stretching our knowledge, encouraging us when we needed it.  We have already scheduled our next mini camp!