Why Your Festival Could Use a Wernick Method Jamming Class
Please browse what’s under the tabs in this special section about our Wernick Method festival classes. You’ll see the ease and benefits of welcoming a bluegrass jam class to your festival, at no cost to you!
What is a Wernick Method Festival Class? Pete Wernick’s method of teaching bluegrass jamming can be taught at your festival by a certified Wernick Method teacher. A typical format is 2-hour sessions on each day, for a total of 6 hours. Participants register and pay a fee, and observers are welcome at no cost. The festival provides a space, time slots, and a plug in all festival publicity, and the teacher does the rest. Our market research shows that our classes draw people to festivals and help deepen their involvement with bluegrass
An attraction for festival attendees … at no cost to you.
A typical Wernick Method festival jam class is six hours of jamming instruction designed to get students going as confident jammers. At festivals, our classes are typically two hours a day (10-noon on Sat. and Sun.), each of three days of the festival. Participating students pay $10-13 per teaching hour… and observers don’t have to pay at all!
Wernick Method classes have taught hundreds of students at these festivals:
How It Works
The class needs to be supported with:
A festival can offer a Wernick Method jam class simply by getting connected with one of our certified teachers who agrees to offer a class. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All jam class attendees need to pay normal festival admission to be in the class.
The festival is not expected to pay the teachers, though comped festival admission is typical, and appreciated.
Your festival gets additional promotion through our class promotion at no cost.
A small sampling of comments about our class:
“I have been waiting to start playing real bluegrass with people for quite a while, and now I can.”
“I feel like I’ve made jamming friends for life.”
“So much more fun than sitting on the couch playing alone.”
Value to the Festival and Attendees
Statistical data from over 200 attendees of our festival classes:
Did you attend the festival to take the class?
Would the presence of the class be a factor in attending next year?
In a survey of 255 former Wernick Method students:
Before the class, 26% played music with others once or more per month.