Jam Class at John Hartford Memorial Festival

Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Jeff Burke using the Wernick Method*
Thursday-Saturday, Jun 1-3
at the John Hartford Memorial Festival
Bean Blossom, IN
Thu 11AM-1PM • Fri 11AM-1PM • Sat 11AM-1PM
$75 in advance • $85 on site • $30 single session
(festival admission also required)

Jeff Burke has been a professional musician for over 15 years, specializing in mandolin, guitar, and banjo. As half of the duo Jeff & Vida, he has performed thousands of shows around the US and Europe. Jeff’s down-to-earth teaching and positive approach to playing and learning music have endeared him to students in classes and workshops far and wide, including at both The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Station Inn in Nashville.

*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