Gettysburg, PA – WM Bluegrass Jam Camp with Ira Gitlin

Bluegrass Jam Camp
taught by Ira Gitlin using the Wernick Method*
Assisted by IBMA 5-Time Award winner Tom Adams
Gettysburg PA, May 15-18
prior to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Wed 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-1pm
Tuition $225

Ira Gitlin is widely known and respected in Washington-Baltimore music circles as a versatile multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and writer. A winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Contest at Winfield, he has also performed with such nationally known performers as the Johnson Mountain Boys, Laurie Lewis, and Peter Rowan. Ira has taught at many camps and workshops, helping students master the basic skills that will make them a welcome presence at any jam session.

*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