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Weekend Jam Camp

March 22, 2024 March 24, 2024 EDT

Taught by Jeff Burke & Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method

Nashville, TN

American Legion Post 82, 3204 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216; just 5 miles from downtown Nashville

Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 10am-4pm

Tuition: $400

Many options for nearby lodging; see hotels.com.

Scholarships available; please contact Jeff Burke at: playmusicfast@gmail.com

  • This event is FREE for veterans and active duty personnel. Please use this form to register. You’ll be asked to pay a reduced deposit ($50) to be refunded in full after the camp.

Jeff Burke (Nashville, TN) is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, banjo) who has performed and recorded with bluegrass bands since 2000. In recent years Jeff has been part of the management teams of Nashville’s Station Inn and Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison as well as helping host Bluegrass Wednesdays at Nashville’s American Legion Post 82. Jeff prioritizes jam teaching in Nashville through the Wernick Method, and the Country Music Hall of Fame with workshops for youth and family programs. Across the US and Europe, Jeff also has taught at numerous music camps including Monroe Mandolin Camp, Wintergrass, and the Midwest Banjo Camp..

Larry Kernagis (Mt. Juliet, TN) was raised during the folk revival era of the 60s, cutting his chops on Flatt & Scruggs and the Kingston Trio. Eventually, he became a banjo instructor at the famed Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Larry has led bluegrass jams at festivals across the country for the past 30 years. He now employs his banjo, guitar and vocal skills entertaining with “greengrass” Celtic group Def Leprechaun.

“Jeff’s positive energy and solid knowledgeability were a real inspiration. The class was fun and Jeff was a fabulous leader!”
“Larry was an excellent instructor. Patient and kind, he brought the music to life and gave me the tools to do the same.”
“When I was young I was a classically trained violinist, but Larry taught me to play music with the other half of my brain…It’s been a great experience.”
“Jeff was very accommodating of people at different skill levels, patient with a group of varied talents.”
“Larry’s teaching style was perfect. Was able to shift gears to help the advanced and newbies alike.”
“Even though I am still in beginner level,Jeff managed to blend us all in & push us just enough. I learned more in this jam class than I have in the 4 years or so I’ve had my banjo.”
“Jeff did a very good job getting me out of my comfort zone with leading songs and attempting breaks.”
“I believe Larry must be your premier instructor. I can’t see how someone could be better.”
3204 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216 United States
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Tuition: $400

$50 off for Jeff’s returning Wernick Method students. $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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