Bluegrass Jam


Age: 9-16 Years Old
Time: Saturdays 2:00PM-3:30PM
Duration: May 12-June 23
Cost: Free for Suzuki and CMS Students, $150 for Non-Conservatory Students
Currently accepting students for semester: Spring 2018
To Register Must be able to play D and G major scales proficiently
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Age: 9 – 16
Type: Ensemble
Term: Fall | Winter | Spring
Term Length: 10 Weeks
Schedule: Saturdays at 3:00pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 10
Price: $325 | Free for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Prerequisite: 2 Years of Private Lessons
Instructor: Mike Clifford

Vocalists and string, guitar and mandolin players are invited to experience the truly 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 and have a minimum of three years of private lessons on their instrument. Workshops culminate in a jam-style performance at a major NYC bluegrass or old-time music festival.

BKCM offers tuition-free enrollment for this class to all students currently taking private lessons. For further details on this program, please speak to a registrar.


BKCM offers a wide range of ensembles for students of all ages, levels and experience. Students are motivated to practice repertoire outside of class and encouraged by their peers to take on new challenges. Taught by experts in the field, our ensembles include performance opportunities and a chance to connect with a community of other instrumentalists who are interested in developing their artistry. Students enrolled in our private lessons may be eligible to join many ensembles free of charge; contact our registration desk for more information.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? 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.

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