Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Annie Savage using the Wernick Method*
Sundays, Jan 7-Feb 11 (ex. 2/4) 1-5PM
North Liberty, IA  
FARM School
Tuition $180
Early Signup Discount: $30 until Dec 25!

Annie Savage is an enthusiastic instructor and performer of bluegrass, as well as old-time and classical music. She believes that the art of music is most thoroughly enjoyed when shared with others. A prize-winning contest fiddler from the age of 8, Annie has performed with Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, and as a member of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. She holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music, as well as serving on the teaching staff of bluegrass camps from Tennessee to Canada!
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Annie's students say:

"Annie has patience, intelligence, talent and most importantly a passion for teaching music. Young or old are in great hands with her care for helping others. (Steve Kaufman, Kaufman Kamp)"

"Annie is fun and full of energy. It was a very positive experience."

"Annie is a very patient and attentive teacher. She knows a lot but doesn't overwhelm you."

"Annie is fantastic and we really appreciate her commitment, talent, and joy of teaching!"

"She taught a difficult subject to many levels, with love, enthusiasm, patience, passion, and humor."

"Annie is an excellent music teacher and delivers in a clear, concise and very understandable way. She has wonderful ability to put students at ease and make them believe in themselves and feel that they can learn."

"Annie exudes positive energy and has a boundless belief in her students, which is quite contagious."



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! ($100 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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