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Weekend Jam Camp

October 20, 2023 October 22, 2023 EDT

Taught by Pete Wernick using the Wernick Method

Colorado Springs, CO

Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908; just 19 miles north and east of Colorado Springs

Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm

Tuition: $250

Includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. $30 off for bass players. $50 deposit reserves your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

Scholarships Available: Those under 25 and service veterans are especially encouraged to apply. To donate or apply, write to Pete. Applicants should give their age, instrument(s) played, and experience and goals in bluegrass, and a short statement of their financial need. Applications must be received by September 30 and applicants will be notified by early October.

Assisted by Joan Wernick, Bob Ucman, and Michael Watry

Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society


Pete Wernick (Niwot, CO) is renowned worldwide for his accomplishments and contributions to bluegrass music: the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize, innovative teacher and author, songwriter, and long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Always active in the teaching of banjo and bluegrass, Pete was the original pioneer of bluegrass music camps in the early 1980s. Having since taught about 200 camps in about half of the U.S. states and three other countries, he continues to host several per year.

In 2010, he launched the Wernick Method of teaching bluegrass jamming which as of 2021 has certified over 100 teachers offering classes in 46 states and 11 countries. See Pete’s full bio

“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.”
12455 Black Forest Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80908 United States
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Tuition: $250

Includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. $30 off for bass players. $50 deposit reserves your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

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