Demonstrations now take place at MBC on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. “Demos” are round-robin presentations or mini-performances featuring members of our faculty that address a theme, combined with explication and Q&A sessions. Somewhere in between hands-on classes and demos are those classes labeled "demo-instructional." Following are a few examples of the kinds of demos we might offer:
What’s so Special about Demos?
Although demonstrations do not feature hands on instruction, they do offer a valuable learning experience. By watching instructors play and listening to their explanatory remarks and verbal interchanges, you get a strong sense not only of the state of the field, but also of the history of bluegrass and old-time music. What’s more, observing the instructors in action is a great way to discover whose styles you are most attracted to, and whose methods of presentation suit you best.