Bluegrass Jamming Class Returns to the Station Inn

Jeff Burke brings his Bluegrass Jamming Class back to the Station Inn this fall beginning September 18th, 2021. Taught in Collaboration with the Wernick Method, this popular class has been drawing students since debuting at the Station Inn in 2014. With over 100 happy alumni, this class connects students with like minded pickers and gives them the skills and confidence they need to take their playing from the living room to the jam. Come learn Bluegrass at one of the most iconic Bluegrass venues on the planet.

Bluegrass Jamming Class (all levels)

Saturdays: September 18th-November 20th 12-2:30 PM (no class on October 16 or November 6)

This class is open to all skill levels, but focuses primarily on the basic skills of bluegrass jamming, playing and improvising music with a group. Students will learn number of valuable skills including:

  • Ground Rules of Bluegrass Jamming
  • Number system and how to use it
  • Choose and lead songs in a bluegrass jam
  • Begin or improve breaks and improvising solos
  • Basics of singing and how to choose the best key
  • Find and sing Bluegrass harmony

A large amount of time will be spent jamming in small groups (coached by Jeff and assistants) to enable students to use what they learn to develop their skills in a real world environment. Jamming is kept at reasonable tempos to encourage beginners and allow more advanced players push themselves outside of their comfort zone.