Let's Pick! New sticker FREE with any DVD order!

Can’t make it to a class?

Learn jam skills at home with Slow-Jam play-along DVDs!
How can I help start a Wernick Method Class in my area?


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

Class Map Northeast Mid-Atlantic Southeast South Central Midwest Mountain Southwest Northwest Northwest International International International
Pete Wernick's Upcoming Teaching Events
Merlefest, NC Apr 22-25 Info/Signup coming soon! Bluegrass Camp
Lake George, NY Jun 21-26 Info/Signup coming soon! Bluegrass Camp
Watch a Wernick Method class, and hear what the students and teacher say!
Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Classes
Fest = Festival class  Camp = Consecutive full days
Cambridge, MA Camp Mar 24-26 Daily Austin Scelzo
Norwalk, CT Apr 1 Sat Austin Scelzo
Cumberland, RI Apr 8 Sat Austin Scelzo
Voorheesville, NY Apr 16-May 21 Sun Tom Behan
Fairbanks, AK Fest Jun 10 Sat Betsey Jacobs
Litchfield, ME Fest Jun 15-17 Daily Austin Scelzo
Paul Smiths, NY Jul 6-Aug 17 Thu Jeff Harding
Oak HIll, NY Camp Jul 10-12 Daily Scott Hopkins
Abingdon, VA Camp Jul 28-30 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Abingdon, VA Camp Nov 3-5 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Mt. Juliet, TN Camp Mar 31-Apr 2 Daily Larry Kernagis
Spokane, WA Apr 1-Jun 3 Sat Kelly Bogan
Norris, TN Apr 1 Sat Jodi Harbin
College Park, MD Apr 2-30 Sun Ira Gitlin
Pickerington, OH Camp Apr 14-16 Daily Fred Staunton & George Welling
Dallas, NC Camp Apr 14-15 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Norman, OK Apr 15-May 20 Sat Joshua Adkisson
Pawtucket, RI Apr 15-May 13 Sat Paul Dube and Erin Dube
Auburn, WA Apr 22-May 13 Sat Rex Kerbs
Glendale, CA Camp Apr 22-23 Daily John David
Boomer, NC Camp Apr 24-27 Daily Pete Wernick
Boomer, NC Camp Apr 24-27 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Oakland, CA Camp Apr 29-30 Daily Andy Lentz & Erik Yates
Plusquellec, FR May 6-8 Daily Sébastien Ferry
Plusquellec, FR May 12-14 Daily Sébastien Ferry
Gettysburg, PA Camp May 15-18 Daily Ira Gitlin
Tampa Bay, FL Camp May 15-21 Daily Larry Kernagis
Liberty, SC Camp May 19-21 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Wind Gap, PA Fest Jun 9-11 Daily Harry Gambrill
Lillington, NC Jun 9 Fri Derwin Hinson
Fairbanks, AK Jun 14-Aug 2 Wed Betsey Jacobs
Rome, NY Jun 17 Sat Bill Fahy
Paris, FR Camp Jun 17-18 Daily Pierre Bastide
Blacksburg, SC Jun 23-25 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Glendale, CA Camp Jun 24-25 Daily John David
Pickerington, OH Camp Jul 14-16 Daily Fred Staunton & George Welling
Jefferson, NC Camp Jul 28-30 Daily Leslie Dare & Susan West
Parsons, WV Fest Aug 2-4 Daily Larry Kernagis
Syria, VA Camp Aug 18-20 Daily Vince May
Silver Bay, NY Camp Aug 20-25 Daily Pete Wernick
Silver Bay, NY Camp Aug 20-25 Daily Harry Gambrill
North Guilford, CT Aug 26 Sat Austin Scelzo
Bristol/Abingdon, TN Camp Sep 5-8 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Maggie Valley, NC Camp Oct 6-8 Daily Larry Kernagis
Myrtle Beach, SC Camp Oct 19-22 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Olive Branch, MS Camp Oct 20-22 Daily Len Lawhon
Syria, VA Camp Oct 27-29 Daily Vince May
Monteagle, TN Camp Oct 27-29 Daily Larry Kernagis
Phoenix, AZ Camp Jan 19-21 Daily Larry Kernagis
Melbourne, FL Camp Feb 2-4 Daily Larry Kernagis
Wernick Method certified teachers are now offering
weekly sessions and weekend camps in communities nationwide. Learn to jam with other folks in your area!
Peoria, IL Camp Apr 21-23 Daily Larry Kernagis
St. Louis, MO Camp Jun 2-4 Daily Larry Kernagis
Madison, WI Camp Jul 7-9 Daily Larry Kernagis
Nashville, IN Camp Aug 26-27 Daily Allie Burbrink
South Central
Austin, TX Camp Sep 30-Oct 1 Daily John David
Durango, CO Fest Apr 22 Sat Joel Denman
Fort Collins, CO May 20 Sat Ed Harvey
Austin, TX Camp Apr 1-2 Daily John David
Big Bear Lake, CA Camp Jun 9-11 Daily Larry Kernagis
Saint-Viâtre, FR Camp Apr 29-May 1 Daily Gilles Rézard
Plusquellec, FR Camp Jun 9-11 Daily Sébastien Ferry
Plusquellec, FR Camp Sep 8-10 Daily Sébastien Ferry
Plusquellec, FR Camp Oct 6-8 Daily Sébastien Ferry
Plusquellec, FR Camp Nov 10-12 Daily Sébastien Ferry


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.”