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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
Portland, CT May 2-Jun 20 Sat Austin Scelzo
Webster, NY May 7-Jun 18 Thu Ron Perry
Great Barrington, MA Camp May 29-31 Daily Austin Scelzo
Silver Bay, NY Camp Jun 21-26 Daily Pete Wernick
Grey Fox (Oak Hill), NY Camp Jul 13-16 Daily Scott Hopkins
Grey Fox (Oak Hill), NY Fest Jul 18-19 Daily Paul Dube and Erin Dube
Sodus, NY Fest Jul 23-25 Daily Ron Perry
Yarmouth, ME Oct 3-24 Sat Melissa Bragdon Caron
Colebrook, NH Camp Oct 16-18 Daily Bob Amos & Alan Epstein & Ellen Carlson
Silver Bay, NY Jun 20-25 Daily Pete Wernick
Mid-Atlantic
Wind Gap, PA Fest Jun 12-14 Daily Harry Gambrill
Parsons, WV Fest Aug 6-8 Daily Larry Kernagis
Huntington, WV Fest Aug 28-29 Daily Michelle Wallace
Southeast
Boomer, NC Camp Apr 20-23 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Raleigh, NC May 6-Jun 10 Wed Leslie Dare & Susan West
Norris, TN May 9 Sat Jodi Harbin
Monteagle, TN Camp May 15-17 Daily Larry Kernagis
Olive Hill, KY Fest Jul 9-11 Daily Michelle Wallace
Owensboro, KY Jul 12-Aug 30 Sun Chris Armstrong
Jefferson, NC Camp Jul 24-26 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Marietta, GA Sep 2-Oct 21 Wed Duck Adkins
Bristol/Abingdon, VA Camp Sep 8-11 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Mt. Juliet, TN Sep 10-Nov 5 Thu Larry Kernagis
Maggie Valley, NC Camp Oct 9-11 Daily Larry Kernagis
Merlefest (Boomer), NC Camp Apr 26-29 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Merlefest (Boomer), NC Camp Apr 26-29 Daily Pete Wernick
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
Richfield, MN Apr 19-May 15 Varies Graham Sones
Coopersville, MI Camp Aug 14-16 Daily Russell Paswater
Bean Blossom, IN Fest Sep 30-Oct 2 Daily Jeff Burke
St. Louis, MO Camp Nov 6-8 Daily Larry Kernagis
Indianapolis, IN Camp Nov 6-8 Daily Russell Paswater
South Central
Arlington, TX May 10-31 Sun Jim Penson
Austin, TX Camp Jun 26-28 Daily John David
Oklahoma City, OK Camp Sep 25-27 Daily Larry Kernagis
Rogers, AR Camp Oct 31-Nov 1 Daily Jeanette Curry
Port of Galveston, TX Feb 20-25 Daily Larry Kernagis
Mountain
Salt Lake City, UT May 16-Jun 20 Sat June Crosby and Jamis Johnson
Northwest
Spokane, WA Apr 14-Jun 16 Tue Kelly Bogan
Auburn, WA May 3-Jun 28 Sun Rex Kerbs
Olympia, WA Sep 19-Oct 24 Sat John Treacy
Southwest
Glendale, CA Camp May 1-3 Daily John David
Big Bear Lake, CA Camp May 29-31 Daily Larry Kernagis
Kingston, NM Camp Jul 3-5 Daily Gilbert Nelson
Flagstaff, AZ Fest Sep 19-20 Daily Rick Sparks
Non-U.S.
Paris, France Camp Jun 6-7 Daily Pierre Bastide

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.”