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Bluegrass Festival Jam Class

Taught by Rick Sparks using the Wernick Method*

Blythe, CA at the Blythe Bluegrass Music Festival

Colorado River Fairgrounds, 591 N. Olive Lake Blvd, Blythe, CA 92225

January 14-15, 2022

Friday 4-7pm; Saturday 9am-Noon

Tuition: $75 on-site for 2 sessions, or $40 per session

$65 if you in register in advance; 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.

Assisted by Karen Roemmich

Neither COVID19 vaccinations nor testing are required for this camp.

Until further notice, all Wernick Method classes will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.


Rick Sparks is equally at home playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar, and singing either lead or harmony. He has developed a reputation as an outstanding teacher on all of his instruments, with over 30 students currently under his wing in his home base of Reno, NV — as well as traveling throughout the west and southwest presenting Wernick Method jam camps.

Ricks’s students say:

“Rick got us to make music together by the end of the first class–it seemed miraculous to me.”
“Great class, Great fun!”
“Rick is so patient and generous with his time and expertise.”
Rick did a superb job of teaching a mixed group of mostly beginners (I am one) and intermediate musicians to jam.
You know how to put people at ease!
Rick’s gentle yet persuasive nature is perfect for managing a jam class.

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