Lucas, TX – WM Bluegrass Jam Class with Jim Penson

Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Jim Penson using the Wernick Method*
Sundays, Sep 17-Oct 1 2-6PM
Lucas, TX Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Tuition $120
Early Signup Discount: $20 until Aug 17!

Jim Penson has played in many Texas bluegrass bands including the Front Porch Boys, and currently plays with DeAnn Spence and Full House. A luthier who repairs and restores banjos, guitars, and mandolins, Jim also teaches banjo, mandolin, and guitar, helping students trust their ears rather than read from tablature. His classes quickly get people jaming with ease, even those with limited instrumental skills.

*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