Level 2 Jam with the Pros Camp
November 29, 2024 – December 1, 2024 EST
Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method
Las Vegas, NV
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 10-2pm; Sunday afternoon – special Nu-Blu concert for students and guests only!
$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.
Camp limited to 25 students – register now to claim your spot!
Check back soon for link to special room rate at Treasure Island of $169/night plus resort fee and tax.
“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.