Jackson, MI – WM Bluegrass Jam Camp with Maggie Bilby

Bluegrass Jam Camp
taught by Maggie Bilby using the Wernick Method*
Jackson MI, May 5-7
at Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Fri 2-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-1pm
Tuition $195–$175 until April 1!

Maggie Bilby has been singing and playing bluegrass music for over 30 years, on banjo, guitar, reso guitar and bass. She’s performed with Old South, Dry County Pickers, many impromptu bands, and in the play “Cotton Patch Gospel”. She and her husband have conducted jam workshops for the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Music Assn.’s festivals and assisted at one for the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Assn. She says, “Bluegrass music has been a LARGE part of my life and continues to excite, stretch and interest me!”

*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