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Bluegrass Cruise Camp

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Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*

Port of Departure: Tampa Bay, FL aboard the Carnival Paradise

Special Jam with the Pros Cruise with Nu-Blu on the Bluegrass & Blue Water Cruise. Ports of Call: Key West, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman

May 15-21, 2023

12 hours of instruction scheduled on non-port days, including expert instrument coaching from members of Nu-Blu. This camp will focus on intermediate jamming but beginners welcome!

Tuition: $350 (in addition to cruise booking)

$75 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

Before registering for this camp, please book your Bluegrass & Bluewater Cruise by calling Kat’s Travel at 423-300-8225 or book online. Cruise rates start under $629 (taxes and port fees included).

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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