Bluegrass Jam (Spring 2016)


Bluegrass Jam (Wernick Method)

Taught by Alan Epstein
Sundays, 1pm to 5pm
Three-Week Session: January 3-17
Beacon Feed Studio, Board/Music Room
Cost: $120 

WHEN REGISTERING, please note which instrument(s) you play:
guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome

  • No jamming experience necessary

  • You will be jamming the first class!

  • Friendly encouraging knowledgeable teaching.

  • Mistakes allowed!

  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.

  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.

  • Soloing not required! "Faking" solos taught.

Only requirements:

  • You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and

  • change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)

More info about the Wernick Method and this class at

What Alan’s students are saying:
"One of the best group experiences I've ever had!"
"It was informative and fun, exactly what I hoped for!"
"Knowledgeable teacher, friendly atmosphere"
"It was great! Everyone got to play -- very democratic."

Alan Epstein (Bluegrass Jam, Mandolin) has played mandolin and sung in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Aside from private teaching, he’s taught workshops and at camps in Michigan and at Bluegrass Week at Augusta (WV). Alan excels at helping students master fundamentals and giving them the confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences. Listen to Alan’s holiday CD at:

>>More info about the Wernick Method and this class at



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