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Alaska Bluegrass Cruise

August 22, 2024 September 2, 2024 EDT

Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method

Port of Departure: San Francisco, CA aboard the Crown Princess

Come join this bluegrass jam cruise with veteran Wernick Method teacher Larry Kernagis. Our bluegrass picking and singing will go well with this magical tour of the north! All class sessions will be on mornings at sea. Many experienced players are expected but newcomers are more than welcome. 

We set sail from San Francisco and tour the inside passage on the Crown Princess from Princess Cruises. Cruise packages start at $1500.

Tuition: $300 (in addition to cruise booking)

After you register for the camp through the form below, contact Rachel Wortham, our Princess reservations group coordinator, at rwortham@princesscruises.com. You must go through Rachel to be part of the group, for onboard planning and to get any available discounts. Direct general questions to Larry Kernagis (larry_kernagis@yahoo.com; 615-405-1843). See you on board!

$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.


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!’.”
Pier 28, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Tuition: $300

$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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