What’s a Jam Class?

Jam Classes are a great way to learn and grow as a bluegrass musician.  What is a Jam Class?

  • a gathering of musicians who want to play together to get better together
  • a chance to learn new songs and new ways to play familiar songs
  • a place to take the next step as a bluegrass performer in a supportive environment

Gilbert Nelson is a certified teacher of the Wernick Method of learning to jam. Using this approach, beginning and intermediate players can get comfortable in a group setting, progress at their own rate, learn to sing and harmonize new tunes and learn new approaches to familiar tunes. Wernick Jam Classes are frequently held at music festivals, and bring together groups of students who are attending the festival for the opportunity to brush up their skills and play with new folks.

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Gilbert is a frequent teacher at Wernick method jam camps throughout the Southeast.  You can see his schedule here, or click on a date below that you find interesting:
Clover, SC–10/16/2016
Mt. Airy, NC–10/28–10/30/2016
Palatka, FL–11/10–11/12/2016
Myrtle Beach, SC–11/24-11/26/2016 SC State Bluegrass Festival

The Briston Rhythm and Roots Reunion in September has become the site of one of Gilbert’s most popular camps. In 2016 the camp will be even more exciting.  The Camp will be held in Abingdon, VA, at the Jubilee House retreat center. With everything under one roof, the opportunities for jamming will be unlimited. Be sure to reserve your spot early. Click here to request more information.

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