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Bluegrass Jam Class

Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*

Parsons, WV at the Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival

Five River Camp Ground, 750 Walnut Street, Parsons, WV 26287

August 3-5, 2022

Wednesday 4-6pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-Noon

Tuition: $95 for 3 sessions, or $40 per session

$10 off if you register by July 3; festival admission required. $40 deposit reserves 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 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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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.

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