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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Ellen Carlson and Melissa Bragdon Caron using the Wernick Method*

Contoocook, NH within the Fiddleheads Jam Camp

Methodios Camp and Retreat Center, 329 Camp Merrimac Rd, Contoocook, NH 03229

September 9-11, 2022

Friday 10am-10pm; Saturday 9am-10:30pm; Sunday 9am-1pm

Tuition: $386 – base price, 3-day camp

$10 off through August 9. $15 off per person for bands; discounts can be combined. $50 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

$386 covers full camp: Friday 10:30am — Sunday 1:30pm and includes 2 lunches /1 dinner. Additional meals and housing choices extra; early-pay discounts up to $40 available. Full info at: fiddleheadscamp.com

Students may take the Wernick Method Bluegrass Camp for 3 days or may attend Friday only of the WM camp + Fiddleheads events Saturday and Sunday for the same price.

Download the Methodios Camp and Retreat Center Brochure See photos of the Retreat House, dining hall, cabins, waterfront area, etc. (Brochure courtesy of the Camp Methodios website.)

For info about Friday meals and Thursday accommodation options, write to Ellen Carlson at: fiddleac@comcast.net


Ellen Carlson and Melissa Bragdon Caron co-direct the New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble. Ellen has been performing for 35 years, currently with High Range. She teaches fiddle, guitar and mandolin, privately and at major festivals. Melissa, a versatile fiddler and music teacher, helped develop the 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth. She teaches at her home studio, and plays with the Jerks of Bluegrass.

Ellen and Melissa’s students say:

“Ellen is an amazing teacher!”
“Melissa carries a vast knowledge of music and is easy to learn from. She lights a spark in her students that never leaves, and gave me countless opportunities to grow as a musician.”
“Ellen’s supportive and easy-going personality puts the nervous beginner at ease and helps build self-confidence.”
“Melissa has a gift for teaching and playing music. She is patient, knowledgeable, encouraging and kind.”
“Learning from Ellen has been such a fun, positive learning experience for me!”
“Melissa is incredibly talented, and gifted working with all ages. I always felt encouraged. She makes it easy, and most importantly, she makes it fun! Melissa is caring, enthusiastic, and delightful to be around.”

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