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With Wernick Method classes
popping up all over, we can
finally get everyone jamming!

Pete's teaching background
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Pete Wernick's Upcoming Camps (for all levels)
Boulder, CO Jan 8-14 Info/Signup Bluegrass Camp
MerleFest, in Boomer, NC Apr 24-27 Info/Signup Bluegrass Camp
Silver Bay, on Lake George, NY Jun 25-30 Info/Signup Bluegrass Camp
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Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Classes
Fest = Festival class  Camp = Multi-day camp
Lindenhurst, NY Dec 10 Sat Scott Wilkins
Watertown, MA Jan 28 Sat Scott Wilkins
Pawtucket, RI Mar 4-25 Sat Paul Dube
Albany, NY Apr 10-May 8 Mon Bob Altschuler
Medford, NJ Jan 17-Mar 7 Tue Scott Wilkins
Scranton, PA Jan 21 Sat Scott Wilkins
Ridley Park, PA Jan 25-Mar 15 Wed Harry Gambrill
Luray, VA Camp Feb 3-4 Daily Sue Custer
Runnemede, NJ Feb 4 Sat Scott Wilkins
Luray, VA Camp Mar 3-4 Daily Sue Custer
Jekyll Island, GA Fest Dec 29-31 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Cocoa Beach, FL Camp Jan 13-15 Daily Larry Kernagis
Dallas/Charlotte, NC Jan 21 Sat Gilbert Nelson
Franklin, NC Jan 28-Mar 4 Sat Allie Burbrink
Marietta, GA Feb 1-Mar 22 Wed Duck Adkins
Tellico Plains, TN Feb 5-Mar 12 Sun Perry Brake
Palatka, FL Fest Feb 16-18 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Monteagle, TN Camp Mar 31-Apr 2 Daily Larry Kernagis
Lincolnton, GA Fest May 4-6 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Cherokee, NC Fest Jun 8-10 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Marion, NC Fest Aug 17-19 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Maggie Valley, NC Camp Oct 13-15 Daily Larry Kernagis
Anderson, SC Fest Oct 26-28 Daily Gilbert Nelson
"Wernick Method" certified teachers are now offering
weekly sessions in communities nationwide.
Learn to jam with other folks in your area!
Evanston, IL Jan 11-Mar 1 Wed Jeff Burke
Jackson, MI Camp May 5-7 Daily Maggie Bilby
Effingham, IL Camp Nov 3-5 Daily Larry Kernagis
South Central
Arlington, TX Jan 8-Feb 5 Sun Jim Penson
Rogers, AR Jul 30-Aug 27 Sun Jeanette Curry
Lafayette, CO Jan 15-Feb 19 Sun Annie Savage
Lafayette, CO Mar 5-Apr 9 Sun Kevin Slick
Spokane, WA Jan 24-Mar 28 Tue Kelly Bogan
Olympia, WA Apr 1-29 Sat Jon Epstein
Reno, NV Jan 12-Feb 23 Thu Rick Sparks
Glendale, CA Jan 15-Feb 12 Sun John David
Nový Jičín, Czech Rep. Jan 20-22 Daily Petr Brandejs
Azé, France Feb 11-12 Daily Gilles Rézard
Alsbach-Hähnlein, Germany Feb 25 Sat Michael Jockel


Press articles about Pete's Jam Camps (Reader's Digest, Making Music, Bluegrass Now, etc.)

Student comments! Click for large file.

“I have been waiting to start playing real bluegrass with people for quite a while, and now I can.”

“This is so much more fun than sitting on the couch playing alone.”

“I wish I had been introduced to this format much earlier. Isolated music is nowhere near as fun as being with a group.”

“A masterful job at creating a safe environment for us to learn in. Everyone in my groups has led, played solos and sung a song.”

“I've never tried to learn by ear before & it was so much fun.”

“Through the class I got hooked up with a group of folks I love playing with, and we plan to continue to meet.”