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Weekend Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilles Rézard using the Wernick Method*

Doucier, Jura, France at the Maison Familiale de Doucier

500, Impasse des Vernes Franche-Comté,
Doucier, Jura 39130

April 2-3, 2022

Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm; Sunday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Tuition: 190 €

Includes Saturday lunch, dinner, lodging, Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Each student must submit either a Pass Sanitaire (proof of vaccination) or negative PCR COVID test dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to start of camp.

Until further notice, all Wernick Method classes will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.


Gilles Rézard discovered bluegrass music at 16. He started learning guitar, then fell in love with the banjo. His two solo albums and recent cover feature in Banjo Newsletter magazine have brought him international acclaim. Based in Igé, Burgundy, music is his full-time activity, performing with Saga Trio as well as teaching. Gilles has taught hundreds of students (on banjo, guitar and mandolin) in more than 80 music camps since 2005. To improve connections between French bluegrass musicians, he has created a map locating all who register by emailing him.

Gilles’s students say:

“The atmosphere was wonderful. The slow jam work benefits everyone (from beginner to advanced). Gilles demonstrates a great pedagogy [teaching method]. He is attentive to everyone.”
“With Gilles, confidence building is immediate and I appreciated the comments and encouragement made to each. Each has its place and is integrated, receives personalized advice regardless of its level. I can only thank Gilles for listening, understanding and guidance that have made much progress and motivated me to continue to enjoy myself in music.”
“Gilles is a very good teacher, within reach and tuned to the students. He is very friendly and welcoming.”
“Relaxation, method, friendship, cordiality, theory, practice, serenity … it looks like happiness … Thanks to Gilles for all this!”
“Thanks to Gilles I discovered the happiness of jamming.”
“Great teaching and attentive to each detail.”

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