Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Devitt Feeley using the Wernick Method*
Sundays, Jan 7-Feb 4 1-5PM
Manhattan Beach, CA   Dietz Brothers Music
Tuition $195
Early Signup Discount: $10 until Dec 7!

Devitt Feeley is a multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass, ) who loves all styles of music. He began playing at age 12, and in studying Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, fell in love with bluegrass music. Devitt has played in many bluegrass bands including Cliff Wagner & the Old No.7 and as lead singer of the Rockyneck Bluegrass Band. Having won the guitar, mandolin, and band competitions at the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle contest, he now judges that event. Devitt has taught private lessons for over 20 years.
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Devitt's students say:

"Devitt's enthusiasm was infectious which made the workshop that much more fun!"

"He is not only knowledgable about the instruments, he encouraged us to sing, and taught us the importance of that in bluegrass music."

"Devitt's jam classes have definitely made me a better mandolin player"

"Being a nervous beginner, Devitt made me feel relaxed."

"Devitt's understanding of the instruments' roles in bluegrass music helped us learn to jam and have fun."

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! ($135 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!

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.