Free Jam Class at Brantling Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Ron Perry using the Wernick Method*
Thursday-Saturday, Jul 27-29
at the Brantling Bluegrass Festival
Sodus, NY
Thu 4-5PM • Fri 10-11AM • Sat 10-11AM
Tuition: FREE! Open to festival attendees

Ron Perry plays mandolin in the Linabelle Bluegrass band and sings lead and harmony. He has also played acoustic and electric guitar in praise bands, acoustic bass in a performing old-time fiddle club, electric bass in Oldies rock and roll bands, and lead electric guitar in blues bands. Ron offers individual lessons for new students of guitar and mandolin. Ron has been a fine arts instructor in continuing education programs in local school districts and served several years as Adjunct Faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Design, Rochester NY.

*Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
Hands-on learning in large and small groups
Learn many bluegrass standards
Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
Reading skills not needed or used
Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching