Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Chad Fisher using the Wernick Method*
Friday, Jun 22 2-6PM
Fort Collins, CO   Music District / Media Library
Tuition $40

Assisted by KC Groves, Mike Fritz, Doug Crowl, and Jens Davis

Chad Fisher has studied mandolin and fiddle with David Grisman, Darol Anger, Chris Thile, and more. He started playing professionally with the Lonesome Traveler Bluegrass Band, playing fiddle. For seven years he coordinated the Strings program at Laurel Elementary School of Arts and Technology, and started a Mandolin Program and an after-school Bluegrass Club. Chad's work ethic and passion for music earned him recognition in 2012 as an Employee of the Year by Poudre School District. Teaching kids and adults 6 days a week at his studio or performing with his group Lineage, he eats, sleeps, and breathes music!
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Chad's students say:

"Chad works especially well with children and beginners, introducing them to acoustic music in an enjoyable, hands-on environment."

"We think the world of Chad and his teaching. We know he has made a significant impact on our son and many other students."

"Chad has helped me grow more than I could imagine throughout my musical journey. I can never say enough positive things about how much he cares and does for his students."

"Chad has an uncanny ability to keep young children interested in what they are working on and inspire them to grow as musicians."

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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 expected!
  • Music reading not needed or used
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! "Faking" solos taught.
  • Intermediates welcome, and given added challenges

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!

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
  • 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.