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Weekend Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by John David using the Wernick Method*

Glendale, CA at a private residence

June 25-26, 2022

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

Tuition: $250

Includes Saturday lunch. $15 off if you register by May 25. $50 deposit holds 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.

  • Lodging 3 miles from venue: La Crescenta Motel, Classic single level L-shape 1949 Motel. Featured on penultimate episode of Mad Men. Very basic. 818-248-1294. Photos here.
  • Many other more modern accommodations within 5-10 miles of venue in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena via hotels.com.

Each student must submit either proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to start of camp. Instructions are provided upon registration.

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


John David is a master on banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and harmonica. He also plays fiddle and bass. He toured with music luminaries the Limeliters, performed with Leon Redbone, and has recorded for many television shows, commercials, and movie soundtracks. John created two instructional videos, on banjo and mandolin, for the Warner Brothers “Ultimate Beginner” series. While the Denver Post describes him as a “guitarist’s guitarist”, John is also eager to help everyday people with the challenges of learning to jam.

John’s students say:

“The atmosphere at the jam workshop made everyone, beginners and experienced alike, feel welcome and comfortable.”
“I was surprised at how much I learned and how quickly.”
He’s able to teach and play every instrument, never become annoyed and keep the excitement and energy going all weekend—superb! Organization, clarity, pacing (fast clip, but seemed to work for the group) kindness, this was the best it could have been.”
John’s explanations are excellent and easy to follow.”
He showed me simple ways to get around roadblocks that had frustrated me for a long time.”
John made me (and everyone) feel at ease, created a fun atmosphere.”

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