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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Michael Jockel using the Wernick Method*

Alsbach-Hähnlein, Germany

Dorfgemeinschaftshaus, Gernsheimer Straße 42, Alsbach-Hähnlein Hessen 64665

February 26, 2022

Saturday, 10am-6pm

Tuition: 50 €

Each student must submit proof of 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.


Michael Jockel began playing music as a teenager, in various rock, folk, and country groups. After discovering bluegrass and the 5-string banjo at age 18, he has now performed on banjo, guitar and dobro with the German band Grass Unlimited since the ’80s. He enjoys attending bluegrass jams in Germany and Holland. Michael teaches guitar and banjo and also runs Pickin’ Rooster Recording Studio specialising in acoustic music recordings.

Michael’s students say:

“Michael’s approach is to encourage playing by ear. I used to learn tunes, now I play music.”
“It was a fantastic experience playing together, and listening to one another. The atmosphere was relaxed. Michael made sure that everyone could participate according their skills. He encouraged everybody to play a solo – thus everyone was able to contribute and the whole session was a huge success.”
“Michael is very clear and understandable. He additionally is a likeable person.”
“Michael is a great traditional Banjo player and teacher. He teaches the “Basics” and we have a lot of fun.”
“Michael Jockel is always very positive and open to all questions. The explanations were also good.”

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