Luray, VA – WM Bluegrass Jamming Camp with Sue Custer

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

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