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Free Jam Class @ Fairbanks Folk Fest

June 10, 2023 All day

Taught by Betsey Jacobs using the Wernick Method

Fairbanks, AK at the Fairbanks Folk Fest

Ester Community Park, 3566 Old Nenana Hwy, Fairbanks AK 99709

Saturday, 10:30am-12pm

Tuition: FREE!!

Student materials will be emailed to all who pre-register.

Betsey Jacobs (Fairbanks, AK) took piano lessons early on and as an adult picked up the guitar. After 5 years she started attending “slow jams” at a local musician’s home. Though struggling at first to follow chord changes, playing music with other people, her motivation soared. Lessons with a Wernick Method teacher opened her to a completely new way of creating music. After attending a Wernick Jam Camp in North Carolina she grew by leaps and bounds as a musician. She now plays music with her partner as the band Ripe for the Pickin’ and teaches guitar lessons.

“Betsey was very supportive in encouraging everyone through the jam process.”
“Betsey provided a very positive and engaged atmosphere.”
“Betsy is a great teacher… assertive and encouraging.”
Betsey creates a safe environment to ask questions and make mistakes.
The slow and friendly teaching approach was very welcoming. Betsey kept things inclusive. This was a great way to get our feet wet.
“Betsey makes people feel at ease and always has a smile.”
3566 Old Nenana Hwy
Fairbanks, AK 99709 United States
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Tuition: FREE!!

Student materials will be emailed to all who pre-register.

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2 Responses

  1. Gregory Baker
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    I am actually an advanced fiddler (60 years experience) and play upright acoutic bass a little.

    Serious bluegrass/folk/country jammer.

    I will be up birding from June 6 – 12 and attending the Saturday June 10th Folk Fest there in Fairbanks, hoping to encounter Boreal Owl and Smith’s Longspur.

    Please let me know more!

  2. Gregory Baker
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    Super jam fiddler from Portland Oregon with 60 years of experience!

    Greg Baker

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