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Level 2 Jam with the Pros Camp

July 19, 2024 July 21, 2024 EDT

Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method

Staffordsville, KY at the Country Music Highway Museum

Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 10-2pm

Tuition: $350

Camp limited to 25 students – register now to claim your spot!

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

Check back soon for special room rate information for a local hotel.  

  • Front Porch Pickin’ (Thursday)
  • Private tour of Museum (day TBD)
  • Private Nu-Blu concert for students & guests only (Sunday)

Jam with the Pros” Level 2 Bluegrass Camp with Nu-Blu!


This “Level 2” camp combines the Wernick Method approach to bluegrass teamwork with the expertise and involvement of the award-winning professional bluegrass group, Nu-Blu. With small group jams with “the pros”, breakout sessions by instrument, and individual instruction, experienced jammers will take advantage of a rare opportunity to play shoulder-to-shoulder with people who do it for a living — a dive into rhythmic cohesion, drive, clarity, and technique variations, all based on bluegrass-style rhythm. Developed by popular Wernick Method teacher Larry Kernagis and Nu-Blu, this camp offers you the unique experience of being like a band member, so that you can “FEEL” the difference in the rhythm, not just hear it.

The teaching is structured around the concept of playing with the proper rhythm and how that relates to your instrument and the others in the jam, as well as vocals and phrasing. You will learn the subtle differences and a pinpoint approach to each instrument and its role in the total sound of a song.

Includes special concert at the end of the event. Don’t miss this chance to “Jam with the Pros” — sign up and “Let’s Pick!” Contact Larry for more info.


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.

“Larry was an excellent instructor. Patient and kind, he brought the music to life and gave me the tools to do the same.”
“Larry encouraged us to try and get beyond our fears and try different things. He is very patient.”
“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.”
“Larry Kenagis is a true educator. He understands the motivational and instructional needs of an adult learner.”
“Teaching style was perfect. Was able to shift gears to help the advanced and newbies alike.”
“I believe Larry must be your premier instructor. I can’t see how someone could be better.”
“There were lots of returnees like me–that’s the best testament of the value of the program and how much people are liking Larry and Cindy doing the programs.”
“Larry is a fantastic teacher. He is very attentive to students and always recognized something each student did well. After each song he expressed genuine excitement on how well we sounded. That made us feel more confident and motivated to ‘Dare to Suck!’.”
100 Stave Branch Rd
Staffordsville, KY 41256 United States
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Tuition: $350

$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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