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Friday, October 3 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wernick Method Jam Class
Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick's inventive teaching method focuses on the student's desire to play music in a social setting. Pete's emphasis is to address the general lack of this type of learning situation, and these camps have been launching beginning jammers everywhere!

Pete will show you how to be in a bluegrass jam session, fitting in at your own ability level. You will be jamming the first day!


  • Understanding, low-pressure, experienced teaching by Pete and Joan Wernick.

  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups

  • How to play lead, fake solos, sing harmony

  • Group and individualized instruction on backup techniques.

  • Ground rules and etiquette; learn many bluegrass standards,

  • In over 100 camps, we've taught hundreds to jam. You can too!

All bluegrass instruments, all skill levels welcome.
Supportive instruction and easy and fun jamming!
For free student materials, register in advance (no charge) here  



Gilbert Nelson

Self-taught multi-instrumentalist, experienced at festivals and jam scenes for decades, Gilbert leads "The Jam Town Grass" and is a full-time music teacher and ambassador of the Wernick Method for learning bluegrass jamming. He believes: "Some think you need to get good to play with others, but we feel that learning to jam first paves the way to getting good." Gilbert lives in Spartanburg, SC and can be found at www.gilbertnelson.com 

Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
RCC Raleigh, NC