Each year, Musicians-in-Residence and summer Festival musicians are delighted to integrate teaching sessions with Island musicians of all ages into their schedules of Festival-related events. The opportunity to work directly with OICMF guest artists is a great way for musicians to hone their skills and learn by listening to professional musicians at work. Musicians-in-Residence are the perfect instructors for masterclasses and ensemble coaching sessions with community musicians, ensembles, and music students. Tune-Up sessions with summer Festival musicians are offered to community members and students as a way to keep skills honed during the busy summer season, when school is not in session and work gets in the way of rehearsing. Musicians-in-Residence are the perfect “master” instructors for focused technique and Tune-Up Sessions with community musicians, ensembles and music students. OICMF Guest artists often comment that they thoroughly enjoy working with so many highly motivated and creative Orcas Island musicians.