Stringmania acknowledges the traditional custodianship of Country across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. We acknowledge in particular the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land upon which Stringmania Camp takes place. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connection to Country. We pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australians.

Stringmania thanks  Bill and Dianne Sides

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Photos copyright © Fidel Monk Photography and Bill Pheasant

Sept. 30 - Oct.6

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About Stringmania

Stringmania is an immersive camp for string musicians from beginner to advanced, who are passionate or curious about contemporary and traditional music. Specific tuition is delivered by fiddle, cello, double bass, guitar, song and dance exponents. If your main instrument is not one of the core tutor instruments offered, it is recommended that you have a level of proficiency and confidence on your chosen instrument to enable you to get the most out of camp. Classes are vertically structured with instructors moving between groups so that all instruments and levels have the opportunity to be exposed to all our high-calibre tutors.

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

You’ll take up to four classes a day on your instrument, participate in thought-provoking panel discussions, and a variety of electives in rhythm, improvisation, dance and song. You can also session like there's no tomorrow, swap stories, songs and tunes, and have in-depth conversations with new and old friends alike. The camp culminates in a final celebratory concert where we all take to the stage and share what we've learned with friends, family and the local community.

Most instrument classes are taught ‘by ear’ (usually through call and response without notated music) at varying speeds, (learning tunes faster or slower, and going into more or less depth, over the same class time). We’ll help you select the right ‘speed’ class that best fits your needs. The camp is immersive, inclusive and organic. This means that you won’t be told which classes to attend, or be separated by age or instrument. The nature of the camp allows you to challenge yourself in a faster paced class, or sit back and take your time in a slower class. You can move between classes over the course of the week, or once you figure out where you want to be. Slow session opportunities will be available on a daily basis to help consolidate learning.

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

© Fidel Monk Photography 

All ages and musical abilities are welcome, as Stringmania is a village, not a school! It’s not a prescriptive course; bring your questions, needs, strengths, fears and hopes to camp and choose your own adventure. You’ll be surrounded by other eager and passionate musicians, all seeking out their own answers, and supporting you to find yours.

Come and share your voice with Stringmania!