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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Weekend Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Abingdon, VA at the Jubilee House Retreat Center

822 East Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

April 8-10, 2022

Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 10-7pm; Sunday 10-4pm

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

Tuition: $325

Saturday and Sunday lunch included. $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.

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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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Weekend Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Abingdon, VA at the Jubilee House Retreat Center

822 East Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

July 29-31, 2022

Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 10-7pm; Sunday 10-4pm

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

Tuition: $325

Saturday and Sunday lunch included. $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.

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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 7-10, 2021

Tuesday 2-6pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm

Tuition: $400

Includes lunches + Friday festival pass for the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival

On-site private accommodations available; contact Leigh Nelson for more information.

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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Abingdon, VA at the Jubilee House Retreat Center

822 East Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

October 22-24, 2021

Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 10-7pm; Sunday 10-4pm

Tuition: $300

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

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

On-site private accommodations available; contact Leigh Nelson for more information.

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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Abingdon, VA at the Jubilee House Retreat Center

822 East Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

October 15-17, 2021

Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 10-7pm; Sunday 10-4pm

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

Tuition: $300

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

On-site private accommodations available; contact Leigh Nelson for more information.

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