Kiwigrass Academy: Will I have to audition?

No audition necessary. You must have a basic proficiency on your instrument, which means knowing basic chord shapes and be able to strum along with a 3 chord song.

Being able to sing is a bonus, but absolutely not required!

Familiarity with bluegrass music will help. We recommend Dr. Pete Wernick’s “Let’s Pick!” Jam Basics as the most comprehensive, user friendly introduction to bluegrass and bluegrass jamming.


Kiwigrass is produced with the support of:


Waipa logo


Creative Communities NZ-Waipa


Kereru Brewing


and in association with :



Collings guitars logo


Fishman logo