About Gilbert Nelson

Gilbert Nelson has been a regular on the jam scene for 30 years, with a passion for jamming, performing and teaching a variety of instruments. Gilbert’s teaching is action packed and always encouraging, emphasizing fun and success, providing a safe and supportive learning environment while still finding ways to stretch comfort zones and bring students to a higher level of musical maturity.

Gilbert leads his own band “The Jam Town Grass” as well as coaching other groups in musicianship and stagecraft.

“I highly recommend the class and would do it again in a heart beat.”
“Why didn’t someone explain these things to me before?”
“Gilbert and Leigh, you have empowered me this weekend . . . I’ll have you to thank the rest of my life.”
“I can count on one hand the master teachers I’ve known and Gilbert is one of them.”
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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Myrtle Beach, SC at the Myrtle Beach KOA Campground

613 5th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

November 4-7, 2021

Thursday 4-7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-3pm

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

Tuition: $400

Lunch included on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $100 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

In addition to local hotels, tent and RV camping as well as cabins are available at KOA. Students staying at KOA are encouraged to coordinate with Leigh Nelson.

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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Blacksburg, SC at Kings Mountain State Park

1277 Park Rd., Blacksburg, SC 29702

June 25-27, 2021

Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10-4pm

Tuition: $300

Lunch included on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $100 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

In addition to regional hotels (~20 minutes away) tent and RV camping are available at Kings Mountain State Park.

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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Myrtle Beach, SC at the Myrtle Beach KOA Campground

613 5th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

May 13-16, 2021

Thursday 4-7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-3pm

Tuition: $400

Lunch included on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $100 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

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