Luray, VA: Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class with Sue Custer

Bluegrass Jamming Camp
Taught by Sue Custer using the Wernick Method*
“Introduction to Jamming”
Friday-Saturday, Feb 3-4
Luray, VA Page Valley Music & Art
Fri 7-10PM • Sat 9AM-5PM
Tuition $80

This two-day camp is Part 1 of a two-weekend learning sequence, whose Part 2, Basic Jamming weekend (Mar 3-4), is suitable for graduates of Part 1, or for comparably experienced players. Enroll in each part separately, or both and receive an additional $10 discount!

Sue Custer started music on piano and guitar. After years of playing just for her own enjoyment, she was invited to join her church band and so started at age 50 an incredible journey of learning to play in a band, eventually learning banjo, fiddle, and bass. The banjo led her into jamming and Bluegrass. Sue now plays banjo and fiddle in the Shenandoah Valley Minstrels, performing Civil War Era shows, Bluegrass/gospel, and folk shows. Sue tells her adult students–it is never too late to start learning to play music and having fun doing so!

*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
-Slower tempos than usual and more repetition
-How to follow new songs and how to lead a song
-Learn a simple way to “fake” solos
-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