Jam Class at Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival

Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Rick Sparks using the Wernick Method*
Saturday-Sunday, Sep 16-17
at the Pickin’ in the Pines
Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival
Flagstaff, AZ
Sat 9AM-Noon • Sun 9AM-Noon
$65 in advance • $75 on site • $40 single session
(festival admission also required)
Assisted by Karen Roemmich

Rick Sparks is equally at home playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar, and singing either lead or harmony. He has developed a reputation as an outstanding teacher on all of his instruments and currently has over 30 students under his wing.

*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