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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Jeff Burke using the Wernick Method*

Springville, IN during the John Hartford Memorial Festival

Lawrence County Recreational Area, 99 Moore Lane, Springville, IN 47462

June 2-4, 2022

Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 11am-1pm each day

Tuition: $100 for 3 sessions, or $35 per session

$90 if you register online in advance; $35 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.

Each student must submit either proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to start of camp. Instructions are provided upon registration.

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


Jeff Burke has been performing on mandolin, guitar, and banjo since 1999–a sought-after sideman who’s toured the U.S. and Europe with a variety of acoustic and bluegrass acts. A certified Wernick Method teacher, he has hosted bluegrass jamming classes in several states, including at the John Hartford Festival in Bean Blossom, IN and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.

His down-to-earth teaching style and positive approach to learning music have endeared him to students far and wide. Jeff splits his time between Nashville and Chicago where he currently offers jamming classes as well as private instruction.

Scott’s students say:

“Jeff is a great, patient teacher.”
“Jeff is very passionate about music and it shows in the class. He offers positive and constructive feedback. I made huge strides in this class.”
“Jeff is able to convey difficult material into manageable lessons and encourages you to build on what you’ve learned, even if uncomfortable at first. I highly recommend him!”
“Great class, I have been recommending it to all my friends that play.”
“Jeff was very accommodating of people at different skill levels, patient with a group of varied talents.”
“Jeff was always enthusiastic about teaching the class, punctual and easy to follow with his instruction style. I would recommend the class for sure. Very impressed with his ability musically and to remember all our names after the 1st session…”

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