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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Vince May using the Wernick Method*

Syria, VA at Grave’s Mountain Farm & Lodges

205 Graves Mountain Lane, Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria, VA 22743

August 18-20, 2023

Friday 3-7pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-1pm

Tuition: $250

$10 off through July 18. $50 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.

Contact Vince May for discounted lodging and meals at Graves Mountain Lodge. See the April and October camps at this same location!


Vince May grew up around bluegrass, attending festivals and shows, and got his first dobro over 30 years ago. A 26-year Army veteran, he’s jammed in Baghdad and played with several bluegrass bands but mostly The Guard, based in Roanoke, VA, Vince May & Friends, and the Rose River Ramblers. Vince says, “Bluegrass has always been a part of my life. I started hosting jams at Grave’s Mountain Farm & Lodges, and now conduct 4 weekend jams per year there. Jamming is a big part of each festival we attend and always seems to go until the morning hours. Great fun!”

Vince’s students say:

“Vince’s friendly and helpful demeanor made this an excellent learning experience and set me at ease to branch out and take more rides.”
“Vince makes learning incredibly fun.”
Vince was encouraging and supportive, with an excellent personality and disposition for teaching, and a command of bluegrass music.
“Vince’s jams are very organized and welcoming. Pickers don’t feel like they aren’t good enough the be in the jam. He really shows great leadership and dedication. I feel that I have become a better musician because of Vince May.”
“Vince is a strong musician and leader. He is organized, hard working and can work with adults as well as children. His love and passion for music is apparent and he is always encouraging others! I couldn’t think of a better person to learn from.”
“Vince is able to get people to comfortably venture out of their comfort zone.”
“Vince is a seasoned professional and is immensely knowledgeable. He created a warm and supportive environment in which to learn.”

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