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Jam Class @ RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival

July 29, 2023 All day

Taught by Pete Wernick using the Wernick Method

Lyons, CO at the RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival

Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass, 500 W Main St, Lyons, CO 80540


Tuition: FREE!! Festival admission is required.

Assisted by Joan Wernick and Kevin Slick

This class is only available to RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival attendees, which is sold out.

Niwot, CO

Always active in the teaching of banjo and bluegrass, Pete Wernick was the original pioneer of bluegrass music instruction since the early 1980s. Having since taught about 200 camps in the U.S. and three other countries, he hosts several per year, as well as free classes at bluegrass festivals. A member of the popular Hot Rize band, Pete continues to perform as well as mentoring others.

“At camp you helped me realize I could be a banjo player, rather than a guy who just plays the banjo. It’s something of my identity now. You wanted people to be a part of a community, you wanted people to share and grow, and you were systematic and intelligent about. Thanks for your guidance and being a role model.”
“Pete Wernick is a master teacher with decades of experience in promoting and advancing bluegrass education at all levels. His methods seriously address the fact that most pickers quit while still at a beginning level due to the use of ineffective materials and methods. His approach quickly leads one to becoming an independent and successful learner. Pete’s camps could be thought of as bluegrass “boot camps” because they are skill based, experience based and intensive. The camps involve a lot of challenging and enjoyable group work.”
“I truly am happy that I have been able to attend your camps and never expected to be in this position to enjoy playing so much.”
“I appreciate your teaching style very much, because you blend humor and affirmation and discipline so well.”
500 W Main St
Lyons, CO 80540
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Tuition: FREE

Festival admission is required. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

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