Taught by Ron Perry Using the Wernick Method*
May 7 through June 18, 2020
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Assisted by Nancy Perry
Webster, NY at Webster Schroeder High School
Ron Perry plays mandolin in the Linabelle Bluegrass Band and sings lead and harmony. He has also played acoustic and electric guitar in praise bands, acoustic bass in a performing old-time fiddle club, electric bass in Oldies rock and roll bands, and lead electric guitar in blues bands. Ron offers individual lessons for new students of guitar and mandolin. Ron has been a fine arts instructor in continuing education programs in local school districts and served several years as Adjunct Faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Design.
Ron’s students say:
“You can see the passion that he has for both teaching and playing music. Very friendly, very welcoming and very knowledgeable.”
“So patient and encouraging … Thanks for helping me to hear the melody and turn that into a simple flat picked solo.”
“With Ron’s patience and skill, I have learned so much, working at something that is certainly not in my comfort zone. Always upbeat and never discouraging.”
*Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
- All bluegrass instruments welcome
- No jamming experience necessary
- You will be jamming the first class!
- Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
- Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
- Music reading not needed or used
- Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
- Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
- Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
- Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching
- Intermediates welcome, and given added challenges
- Hands-on learning in large and small groups
- Learn many bluegrass standards
- Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
- How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
- How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
- Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
- Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam.
- You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
- change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)
For more info or to send payment in the mail, email [email protected].