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Bluegrass Jam Class

Taught by Heidi Olsen using the Wernick Method*

Woodstown, NJ at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival

735 Route 40 (Harding Hwy), Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

September 2-4, 2022

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9-11am

Tuition: $85 onsite (or $75 in advance) for 3 sessions, or $30 per session

Festival admission required. $30 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.

Assisted by Barry Mitterhoff

Until further notice, all Wernick Method classes will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.


Heidi Olsen has long been involved in the bluegrass scene in the Central New Jersey area, playing banjo with her band Heidi Olsen and The Night, and hosting the Bluegrass Jam radio program for 12 years. Heidi’s mission in life is to pass on her love of bluegrass by encouraging others to sing and play together.

To that end she started a workshop ten years ago which has introduced many students to the joys of jamming. Students praise Heidi’s patient teaching style and her ability to get everyone jamming in a non-threatening environment.

Heidi’s students say:

“If it wasn’t for Heidi, I don’t think I would even be playing bluegrass music.”
“Heidi is very enthusiastic, supportive, and encouraging. She makes you smile!”
“Learning with Heidi has allowed me to develop the confidence to play out with others — a dream I had all but forgotten.”
“Inspiring, positive and engaging attitude … the group wants to do well for themselves but also for you.”

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