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Classes/Camps

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

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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
Northeast
Silver Bay, NY Camp Aug 22-27 Daily Pete Wernick
Contoocook, NH Camp Sep 10-12 Daily Ellen Carlson and Melissa Bragdon Caron
Mid-Atlantic
Wind Gap, PA Fest Jun 11-13 Daily Harry Gambrill
Parsons, WV Fest Aug 5-7 Daily Larry Kernagis
Southeast
Abingdon, VA Camp Apr 9-11 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Abingdon, VA Camp Apr 23-25 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Myrtle Beach, SC Camp May 13-16 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Blacksburg, SC Camp Jun 25-27 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Abingdon, VA Camp Jul 23-25 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Bristol/Abingdon, VA Camp Sep 7-10 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Merlefest (Boomer), NC Camp Sep 13-16 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Merlefest (Boomer), NC Camp Sep 13-16 Daily Pete Wernick
Maggie Valley, NC Camp Oct 8-10 Daily Larry Kernagis
Raleigh, NC Oct 13-Nov 17 Wed Leslie Dare & Susan West
Abingdon, VA Camp Oct 15-17 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Abingdon, VA Camp Oct 22-24 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Monteagle, TN Camp Nov 19-21 Daily Larry Kernagis
Melbourne, FL Camp Jan 28-30 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!
Midwest
Walnut Valley Festival, (Online) Camp Mar 20-21 Daily Pete and Joan Wernick
Peoria, IL Camp Apr 23-25 Daily Larry Kernagis
Pickerington, OH May 8-Jun 27 Varies Fred Staunton
St. Louis, MO Camp Jun 4-6 Daily Larry Kernagis
Appleton, WI Jun 30-Aug 11 Wed Debbie Wagner
South Central
Austin, TX Camp Apr 16-18 Daily John David
Mountain
Woodland Park, CO (Banjo Camp) Aug 1-7 Daily Pete Wernick
Northwest
Merrill, OR Fest Jul 10-11 Daily Rick Sparks
Southwest
Glendale, CA Camp Apr 30-May 2 Daily John David
Big Bear Lake, CA Camp May 14-16 Daily Larry Kernagis
Susanville, CA Camp Jun 23-24 Daily Rick Sparks
Flagstaff, AZ Fest Sep 18-19 Daily Rick Sparks
Phoenix, AZ Camp Jan 7-9 Daily Larry Kernagis
Non-U.S.
Paris, France Camp Jun 26-27 Daily Pierre Bastide
Phillip Island VIC, Australia Camp Jul 24-26 Daily Greg McGrath
Kelowna, BC, Canada Camp Sep 3-5 Daily Larry Kernagis
County Clare, Ireland Camp Nov 5-7 Daily Larry Kernagis

MORE ABOUT THE CAMPS:

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.”