Taught by KC Groves using the Wernick Method*
Lyons, CO at Western Stars Gallery Building
160 E. Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540
Saturdays, May 1-22, 2021
1-5pm each Saturday
Tuition: $200 for 4 sessions
$20 off for KC’s returning WM students. $50 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.
KC Groves is an accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter at the forefront of Colorado’s bluegrass scene. As bandleader of the popular group Uncle Earl for over a decade, she helped bring old-time music to major festival stages in the United States and abroad.
Along with founding the successful High Street Concert series in Lyons, KC has spearheaded the long-running weekly bluegrass jam at Oskar Blues and is a member of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society’s Hall Of Honor.
KC’s students say:
“KC has the ability to connect with students at all levels of musical ability. She is incredibly supportive in jams. Most importantly, she makes it all fun.”
“KC helped me understand the basics of singing bluegrass harmonies. I put them to work immediately at the local weekly jam.”
“KC’s musical expertise, her experience as a performer, and in-depth knowledge of the Colorado bluegrass scene, gives the feel of a “master class” for even the newest pickers.”
“KC is a wealth of knowledge and has a passion for sharing that knowledge with students of all ages in a way that is both fun and very informative.”
“KC is skilled and sensitive and a great teacher”
* Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
- All bluegrass instruments welcome
- No jamming experience necessary
- You will be jamming the first class!
- Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
- Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
- Music reading not needed or used
- Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
- Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
- Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
- Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching
- Intermediates welcome, and given added challenges
- Hands-on learning in large and small groups
- Learn many bluegrass standards
- 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
- Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam.
- You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
- change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)
For more info or to send payment in the mail, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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50% of your deposit refundable on request if you cancel more than one month in advance.