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Jam Camp prior to Rhythm & Roots Reunion

September 10, 2024 September 13, 2024 EDT

Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method

Bristol/Abingdon, TN/VA

Jubilee House Retreat Center, 822 East Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

Tuesday 2-6pm; Wednesday/Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-4pm just prior to the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Tuition: $475

Includes lunches plus Friday festival pass. $100 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

  • This camp is now full! Please join the waitlist, as there may be some spots opening up. Questions? Contact Gilbert: closetpickers@gmail.com

Lodging on-site and additional meals available at Jubilee House. Contact Leigh Nelson for more information.

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Gilbert Nelson (Boiling Springs, SC) has been a regular on the jam scene for 30 years, with a passion for jamming, performing and teaching a variety of instruments. Gilbert’s teaching is action packed and always encouraging, emphasizing fun and success, providing a safe and supportive learning environment while still finding ways to stretch comfort zones and bring students to a higher level of musical maturity. Gilbert leads his own band “The Jam Town Grass” as well as coaching other groups in musicianship and stagecraft. Gilbert and his wife Leigh Nelson

“You can see the passion that he has for both teaching and playing music. Very friendly, very welcoming and very knowledgeable.”
“I highly recommend the class and would do it again in a heart beat.”
“Thanks for the help and confidence I received, letting me feel I could do this.”
“He made everyone feel welcome and important to the success of the group.”
“Gilbert and Leigh, you have empowered me this weekend . . . I’ll have you to thank the rest of my life.”
“You’ve given a 58 year-old guy with no ‘ear’ who started with music less than 2 years ago, the belief that I can reach my dream of being able to play music with other people!”
“Gilbert has a fabulous touch and a way to bring a true beginner up to and over their comfort zone.”
“Jamming with Gilbert is one of life’s real pleasures. I’ve never met anyone so positive and interested in others’ success. He makes learning fun.”
Bristol/Abingdon, TN 24210 United States + Google Map

Register

Tuition: $475

Includes all meals (Tue dinner thru Fri lunch) plus Friday festival pass. $100 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

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