Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Tracy Lynn using the Wernick Method*
Fri/Sat, Jan 19, 20, 26, 27, Feb 2, 3
Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm
Courtenay, BC (Canada)   Sound Waves Lesson Studio
Tuition $195 CAD
Early Signup Discount: $10 CAD until Dec 19!

Tracy Lynn is a singer, songwriter, and musician with a lifelong involvement in music. Having a background in old country music and exposure to a wide variety of other styles, Tracy brings a versatile, inclusive approach to music. In her hometown on Vancouver Island Tracy operates Sound Waves Lesson Studio, teaching guitar and other instruments to students ranging from 3 to 78. Her goal: Support rising musicians and “get people playing music together!” Tracy also performs as a solo artist, in duos and trios, and with national touring band the Savage Hearts.
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Tracy's students say:

"Tracy is an awesome teacher and great fun! I've taken lessons from other people and could not learn to play. You will learn lots and keep coming back for more."

"I was nearly at a point of abandoning my music and Tracy very quickly had me playing and singing with JOY!"

"As a woman and a very beginner guitar player, I was nervous to join in a group. Tracy helped me push through. She really knows how to keep people involved and moving forward at a pace that is challenging - but not overwhelming."



Sign up now and we'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!
$50 CAD payment holds your spot! ($135 CAD 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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