Jam Class at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Heidi Olsen using the Wernick Method*
Friday-Sunday, Sep 1-3
at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Woodstown, NJ (15mi east of Wilmington, DE)
Fri 10AM-Noon • Sat 10AM-Noon • Sun 10AM-Noon
$70 in advance • $75 on site • $30 single session
(festival admission also required)

Heidi Olsen has long been involved in the bluegrass scene in the Central New Jersey area, playing banjo with her band Heidi Olsen and The Night, and hosting the Bluegrass Jam radio program for 12 years. Heidi’s mission in life is to pass on her love of bluegrass by encouraging others to sing and play together. To that end she started a workshop ten years ago which has introduced many students to the joys of jamming. Students praise Heidi’s patient teaching style and her ability to get everyone jamming in a non-threatening environment.

*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