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Bluegrass Jam Class

Taught by Rick Sparks using the Wernick Method*

Merrill, OR at the Lost River Bluegrass Festival

363 W. Front Street, Merrill, OR 97633

July 9-10 2022

Saturday and Sunday, 9am-12pm

Tuition: $85 for 2 sessions, or $45 per session

Festival admission required. $10 off if you register in advance; festival admission required. $45 deposit holds 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


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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