Free! Bluegrass Jame Session, 3rd Saturday in August (In-Person)


Instructor:  Randy Gildersleeve

Date & Time:   August 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Total Cost:  FREE

Skill Level:   No Experience Needed

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

Bluegrass Jam Sessions are returning to MMFS!

An essential skill of bluegrass music is the ability to take part in informal playing situations, also known as a “jam session”. Participants arrange themselves in a circle, choose a song from a common repertoire, sing, accompany each other, and play solos. Often, they do this despite no previous rehearsal, even with complete strangers! The unplugged, grassroots nature of this music lends itself to low key playing situations that are fun and satisfying.

3rd Saturday of each month: July 23.

Veteran teacher Randy Gildersleeve and fellow musicians will play songs in the jam session format, and talk about what you need to know to become a jammer, including “jam etiquette”. The demonstration will be followed by an invitation to join in on a few tunes. Instruments that are ideal for this include, but are not limited to acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, and singing.

Join the band, or just come listen!

A freewill donation of $10 per person, $20 per family is encouraged to help cover expenses but no one will be turned away. No matter what your experience, all are welcome!

Please bring water/snacks, as there are no food facilities at the school.  MMFS recommends Bluegrass Jam Session attendees to be fully vaccinated. We are no longer requiring visitors or staff to wear masks, unless an individual instructor requires class attendees to wear a mask. Anyone may chose to wear a mask, based on personal preference.