Weekly Jam Class (Sun)

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April 7, 2024 April 28, 2024 EDT

Taught by Ernie Martinez using the Wernick Method

Denver, CO at Swallow Hill Music

71 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Sundays, 11am-4pm each week

Tuition: $300 for 4 sessions

$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 after you register.


Ernie Martinez (Lakewood, CO), 40-year Swallow Hill faculty member, plays just about every stringed instrument, and more. In high school he started his first bluegrass band, the Off the Wall Gang, and picked up the fiddle, piano, bass, banjo, mandolin and pedal steel guitar within a few years, becoming the go-to utility performer in Colorado, both live and in the studio.… More Info!

Sunday Jam Class

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June 9, 2024 All day

Taught by Ed Harvey using the Wernick Method

Fort Collins, CO

Spring Canyon Park, 2626 West Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins CO 80525 (shelter next to tennis courts)

Sunday, 9am-5pm

Tuition: $95

$10 off through May 9; $10 off for Ed’s returning Wernick Method students; discounts can be combined. $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.


Ed Harvey (Fort Collins, CO) has been playing, writing, performing and recording music since the 1990s, mostly on acoustic guitar. He also plays bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, and autoharp at various levels. Ed plays upright bass with the Nebraska Boys bluegrass band.… More Info!

Weekend Jam Camp

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April 19, 2024 April 21, 2024 EDT

Taught by Bob Ucman & Michael Watry using the Wernick Method

Pueblo, CO 

Pueblo Community College, Mike Davis Academic Building, 900 W. Orman Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004

Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm; previously scheduled for Mar 22-24

Tuition: $250

Includes Friday dinner, and Saturday and Sunday lunches. $10 off if you register by March 1. $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.


Bob Ucman (Colorado Springs, CO) began playing guitar in 2010 and while living in North Carolina attended a Wernick Method camp and got hooked on bluegrass.… More Info!

Jam Class @ Midwinter Bluegrass Festival

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February 17, 2024 All day

Taught by Pete Wernick using the Wernick Method

Denver, CO at the MidWinter Bluegrass Festival

Northglenn Delta/Marriott, 10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80233

Saturday, 1:00-3:30pm

Tuition: FREE!!

Festival admission is required. You will be sent the full set of student materials as soon as you register.

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Assisted by Kevin Slick


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.… More Info!

Two-Weekend Jam Class

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February 24, 2024 March 3, 2024 EST

Taught by Keith Murdock using the Wernick Method

Boulder, CO

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (short walk from CU Stadium, Folsom & Colorado), 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder CO 80302

Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-5pm both days on both weekends, Feb 24-25 and Mar 2-3

Tuition: $175

$10 off if you register by Jan 6. $50 deposit saves 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.

Many options for close-by lodging such as Foot of the Mountain Motel. More at hotels.com.


Keith Murdock (Boulder, CO) plays resophonic guitar, banjo and guitar, sings lead and harmony in the Orchard Creek Bluegrass Band and writes music.… More Info!

One-Day Jam Class

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August 4, 2024 All day

Taught by Pete Wernick using the Wernick Method

Durango, CO

The Light Box at Stillwater Music, 1316 Main Avenue, Suite C, Durango, CO 81301

Sunday, 10:00am-6:00m

Tuition: $120

$20 off if you register by April 1. $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.

Assisted by Joan Wernick and Joel Denman


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.… More Info!

Weekly Jam Class (Sun)

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November 19, 2023 December 17, 2023 EST

Taught by Martin Gilmore using the Wernick Method

Denver, CO

Swallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80210

11am-4pm each Sunday; no class on Nov 26

Tuition: $300 for 4 sessions

$10 off through Oct 19. $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 after you register.

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Weekend Jam Camp

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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.

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Jam Class @ RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival

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July 29, 2023 All day

Taught by Pete Wernick using the Wernick Method

Lyons, CO at the RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival

Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass, 500 W Main St, Lyons, CO 80540

12:00-1:30pm

Tuition: FREE!! Festival admission is required.

Assisted by Joan Wernick and Kevin Slick

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This class is only available to RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival attendees, which is sold out.

Niwot, CO

Always active in the teaching of banjo and bluegrass, Pete Wernick was the original pioneer of bluegrass music instruction since the early 1980s.… More Info!

Saturday Jam Class

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May 20, 2023 All day

Taught by Ed Harvey using the Wernick Method

Fort Collins, CO at Spring Canyon Park

2626 West Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins CO 80525 (shelter next to tennis courts)

Saturday, 9am-5pm

Tuition: $95

$10 off through April 20; $10 off for Ed’s returning Wernick Method students; discounts can be combined. $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.

More Info!
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