Bluegrass Jam 

Ages: 9-16

Type: Instrumental

Terms: Fall, Spring

Duration: 16 Weeks

Tuesdays: 5:45 – 6:45PM

Class Size: 15

Price:  $672 / $336 with private lessons


Location: BKCM


Vocalists, string, guitar and mandolin players are invited to experience the historic American music of bluegrass. Taught by expert bluegrass musicians in a fun jam-style approach, students experience the joys of leading, improvising and accompanying traditional folk songs and old-time music. 

Students who join this class should be familiar with G, C and D major scales. Each semester culminates in a jam-style performance at BKCM and local bluegrass music festivals.

Please contact the Community Music School administrative team at to schedule an audition. No experience in Bluegrass is required. Must be familiar with G, C and D major scales.

Spring Semester
February 6th to May 28th
Tuesdays from 5:45 – 6:45

About Steve Burke
Steve Burke is a bassist, mandolinist, electronic music composer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2008, Burke attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied bass performance with Fernando Huergo, Chris Joye, and Bruce Gertz. On mandolin, he leads the bluegrass and old-time group The One and Onlies. As a sideman, he has appeared with Henley Douglas Jr (Boston Horns), and Eric Reardon (Sarah and the Wild Versatile), ALMA, MC Kabir, The National Reserve, and many others. He has built a reputation as a sideman on the Boston and New York music scenes, playing over 200 shows each year across genres ranging from jazz, funk, and reggae to folk, country, and blues.

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.

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