Bluegrass Camp

Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay

Bluegrass Camp

Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay

MerleFest Bluegrass Camp

Camp Harrison 7901 South NC Highway 18, Boomer

Register now for Pete's camp!

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming in the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching
  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
  • Music/tab reading not needed or used
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught

Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam. Only requirements - be able to:

  • Tune your instrument and
  • Change smoothly between G, C, D, and A (or the notes that work on bass and fiddle)

Pete Wernick @ Midwest Banjo Camp

North Manchester, IN North Manchester

North Manchester, IN The Midwest Banjo Camp is one I’ve I’ve always enjoyed — a dazzling array of top players, both 3-finger and clawhammer: Munde, Trischka, Cahill, Baugus, Hurt, Blount and many other “stalwarts of the five”, plus even some 4-string instructors, Greg Blake on guitar, and ... well, check out their website! In addition to serving on the banjo teaching staff, I'll be teaching Wernick Method jamming to all participants. This camp takes all instruments, so consider joining in! The new location is … Read More

Pete Wernick @ Idaho Bluegrass & Banjo Camp

Weiser, ID Weiser

Weiser, ID A new one for me, the Idaho Bluegrass and Banjo Camp is near Boise, at the site of the renowned Weiser National Old-Time Fiddle Contest and Festival. With 2 expert teachers each on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle as well as *three* on banjo, there’ll be plenty of what I call “realistic bluegrass” jamming, with a good balance of instruments. Classes are capped 15, and these folks seem very well-organized and eager to serve bluegrass pickers at all levels. In addition to serving … Read More

Jam Class @ RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival

Planet Bluegrass 500 W Main St, Lyons

Register now for Pete's class!

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming in the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching
  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
  • Music/tab reading not needed or used
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught

Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam. Only requirements - be able to:

  • Tune your instrument and
  • Change smoothly between G, C, D, and A (or the notes that work on bass and fiddle)

Jam Class at Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International 25 International Blvd., Mill Spring

Calling All Pickers!
You'll be sent student materials as soon as you register.

  • Learn to jam with people like you
  • Hands-on instruction: rhythm, lead, harmony singing
  • Learn standard bluegrass repertoire and etiquette
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching
  • Intermediates welcome, given extra challenges
  • Only requirement: play G, C, D, A chords (or matching notes on fiddle or bass

Weekend Jam Camp

Black Forest Lutheran Church 12455 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs

Calling All Pickers!
You'll be sent student materials as soon as you register.

  • Learn to jam with people like you
  • Hands-on instruction: rhythm, lead, harmony singing
  • Learn standard bluegrass repertoire and etiquette
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching
  • Intermediates welcome, given extra challenges
  • Only requirement: play G, C, D, A chords (or matching notes on fiddle or bass

Jam Class @ Midwinter Bluegrass Festival

Delta Hotels Denver Thornton 10 E 120th Ave, Denver

Calling All Pickers!
You'll be sent student materials as soon as you register.

  • Learn to jam with people like you
  • Hands-on instruction: rhythm, lead, harmony singing
  • Learn standard bluegrass repertoire and etiquette
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching
  • Intermediates welcome, given extra challenges
  • Only requirement: play G, C, D, A chords (or matching notes on fiddle or bass