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Weekend Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*

Big Bear Lake, CA at the Vintage Lakeside Inn

41076 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

June 10-12, 2022

Friday 6-9pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 9am-2pm

Tuition: $250

$25 discount for Larry’s returning students! $75 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.

Call 909-866-4978 to reserve your room at the Inn; ask for special camp discount of $99 per night.

Each student must submit either proof of COVID vaccination or a negative 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.


Larry Kernagis 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’s students say:

“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.”
“I really feel like I improved and am now able to jam with almost anyone.”

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