Pete Wernickof 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. Having since taught about 200 camps in about half of the U.S. states and three other countries, he continues to host several per year.
In 2010, he launched the Wernick Method of teaching bluegrass jamming which as of 2021 has certified over 100 teachers offering classes in 46 states and 11 countries. See Pete’s full bio.