Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Jon Epstein using the Wernick Method*
Thursdays, Oct 5-Nov 9 5:30-8PM
Olympia, WA Location TBD
Jon Epstein has been teaching and performing bluegrass music in the Puget Sound region since 1979. Accomplished on banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and fiddle, Jon is all about having fun while you learn, and loves assisting novice players in discovering the joy of sharing music with others. He has played in regional bands including Stoney Point and the Rainbow Valley Boys, and has taught hundreds of students privately and through schools including Evergreen State College and Charles Wright Academy.
*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
Thursday, Oct. 05 - Thursday, Nov. 09
Thu. Oct. 5th: 5:30pm - 8pm
Thu. Oct. 12th: 5:30pm - 8pm
Thu. Oct. 19th: 5:30pm - 8pm
Thu. Oct. 26th: 5:30pm - 8pm
Thu. Nov. 2nd: 5:30pm - 8pm
Thu. Nov. 9th: 5:30pm - 8pm
Olympia, Washington, 98502