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*

Bristol/Abingdon, VA at the Jubilee House Retreat Center

September 6-9, 2022

Tuesday 2-6pm; Wednesday/Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-4pm just prior to the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Tuition: $425

Includes all meals (Tue dinner thru Fri lunch) plus Friday festival pass. $100 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 Leigh Nelson

Lodging on-site available at Jubilee House. Contact Leigh Nelson for more information.

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Free Bluegrass Jam Class

Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Nashville, TN during the SPBGMA National Convention

Sheraton Music City
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

January 29, 2022

Saturday 1-3pm

Tuition: FREE!!

You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

Also see the 2-day camp held just prior to this class. Not sure which is right for you? Contact Gilbert Nelson to talk it through!

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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Nashville, TN during the SPBGMA National Convention

Sheraton Music City
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

January 27-28, 2022

Thursday 4-8pm; Friday 10am-6pm

Tuition: $225

$100 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 Leigh Nelson

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Weekly Jam Class (Sat)

Sep 18 Nov 13 EDT

Nashville, TN + Google Map
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Weekly Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Jeff Burke using the Wernick Method*

Nashville, TN at the Station Inn

402 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37023

Saturdays, September 18 – November 20, 2021

12:00-2:30pm each Saturday; no class on Oct 16 or Nov 6

Tuition: $250 for 8 sessions

$10 off through Aug 18. $50 deposit reserves your spot. 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*

Monteagle, TN at the DuBose Conference Center

635 College St., Monteagle TN 37366

November 19-21, 2021

Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 9am-2pm

Tuition: $270

Includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. $25 discount for Larry’s returning students! $50 deposit holds your spot. 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

Special room rate for campers is only $99/night, call 931-924-2353 and mention Bluegrass Jam Camp.

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