Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Art Hansen using the Wernick Method*
Saturdays, Nov 4-Dec 9 (ex. 11/25) 1-5PM
Sandy, UT   Hansen Banjo & Guitar
Tuition $195

Art Hansen has been playing banjo for most of his life and teaching it for over 30 years. For 25 years, he played with the popular Utah bluegrass band The Stormy Mountain Boys, a group known for tight vocal harmonies and great musicianship. Art now teaches bluegrass banjo and guitar out of his Sandy, Utah studio. He loves teaching and is quoted saying, "I create a relaxed environment for learning and having fun!" Art has led jam sessions with students at their homes, to help them hear and learn to interact with other players.
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Art's students say:

"Art's instruction has taken me to the next level. I really appreciate his patience, good playing, and teaching style."

"He is very skilled at helping in a fun and laid back environment."

"Nice guy, great teacher."

"I'd say Art can teach anyone of any age. He definitely knows his stuff!"

"He's fun, knowledgeable, and very patient. Art reacts to any struggle that I may encounter, making it much more satisfying to learn."



Sign up now and we'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!
$50 payment holds your spot! ($145 due at first class)
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All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!

Once we receive your payment, we'll contact you via email with class preparation info.
Prefer to pay with check or money order? Email [email protected] for details.
50% of payment refunded if you cancel more than one month in advance.


  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! "Faking" solos taught.

Do you qualify? It's easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro... you can be part of a bluegrass jam.

Only requirements:

  • You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
  • change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)

For more info or to send payment in the mail,
email [email protected]

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Watch a Wernick Method class, and hear what the students and teacher say!

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Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • Learn many bluegrass standards
  • Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
  • Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
  • How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
  • How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
  • Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
  • Reading skills not needed or used
  • Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
  • Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching

Pete Wernick ("Dr. Banjo", originator of Banjo Camps and Bluegrass Jam Camps) has created a method based on his years of experience teaching jamming.

Wernick Method teachers are certified by Pete based on knowledge of bluegrass, teaching ability, and proper use of the Wernick Method.

Practice jamming at home!

17 songs, just 4 chords and SLOW tempos. This DVD will help you prepare for your first jam class.
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