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Weekend Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Pierre Bastide using the Wernick Method*

Paris (75012) – France – L’Établisienne

88, bvd de Picpus, Paris IdeF 75012

June 25-26, 2022

Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm both days

Tuition: $250

Each student must submit either a Pass Sanitaire (proof of vaccination) or negative PCR 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.


Pierre Bastide (aka ResoMan) has picked the banjo and dobro for many years and plays with Franco-américain, Silkwood, Pierre Bastide Syndicate, and other bands. He also enjoys playing swing, blues, country, old time 2-finger, and most forms of modern music. He has led several resonator guitar workshops in Europe and coordinates The La Roche Bluegrass Workshop. Pierre is a regular at the famed Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas, where he earned the title of Unofficial Reso Champion 2006. In a news article about WVF campground jams he was mentioned as the “French dobro player that sounded like a Nashville sessions player.”

Pierre’s students say:

“Pierre Bastide is as dedicated as they come, a strong and sympathetic workshop organiser/teacher and a supportive jam leader with a thoughtful and passionate attitude. His sensitivity when it comes to working with those who are just starting out is second to none.”
“He is very supportive and encouraging. Pierre knows how to take the time to make sure we understand.”
“Pierre’s passion for jamming makes him a good teacher for this. He is patient in the way he demonstrates how a jam works, and what my part is. He also transfers some of this passion onto the students. Makes them want to jam and shine.”
“In a slow jam with different instruments, he welcomes beginners and makes sure the more advanced players will not speed up too soon and take over. He will go through a step by step explanation of what makes a slow jam work and be fun.”

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