Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?

Our general policy is that you are entitled to a 50% refund of your deposit if you cancel at least one month in advance. However, each teacher has the option to offer a different policy. Either the default policy or the teacher’s policy is stated on each class page. If you have questions about what policy is in place for your class, please contact us at for clarification.

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Are discounts available?

Sometimes. Each teacher decides what discounts will be available, so check the class/camp page.

Typical discounts are for early registration, for returning students, or sometimes (to improve instrument balance) for students playing certain instruments such as bass or fiddle. If a prospective student feels a discount is needed for them to attend, we suggest contacting the teacher to make the request.

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How do I pay the balance due?

All payments for the balance due should be made to the teacher. Your teacher will contact you to confirm the balance due, and acceptable methods of payment. Some teachers take only cash or check, and others can take credit cards. Some teachers will ask you to pay the balance prior to the start of the class/camp, others will collect the balance the first day of the class/camp.

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What’s included in the price?

The price is for class tuition only — unless otherwise noted on the class page. Lodging and meals are generally on your own. Upon registration a welcome email with attached PDF of student materials (15-20 pages) is sent to each student. At the first meeting of the class or camp, your teacher will distribute hard copies of the same materials. Additionally, all new Wernick Method students who don’t yet have one will receive a JAM Songbook at no cost, which is a wonderful resource. (JAM Songbooks are not provided to returning students, or at free classes.)

For multi-day camps, meals and accommodations are generally separate expenses but check the information on each camp page. JAM Songbooks and other learning materials are also available for purchase online.

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What if there is a waitlist?

When a class or camp has reached capacity, you will see a prominent notice along the lines of “this class is full, get on the waitlist.” We encourage you to complete the waitlist form. Teachers are sometimes able to make adjustments at the class location to accommodate more students than originally planned, so knowing of your interest is very helpful. Of course, spots may open due to cancellations.

For the sake of instrument balance in the class’s small jams, sometimes certain instruments are capped, with a waitlist for that instrument. A student who is able and willing to play a different (not-capped) instrument in the small group jams may then register, playing that other instrument. When the class plays all together, or if there are breakout groups by-instrument, students may play the instrument of their choice.

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What if I need to miss a session?

While it’s ideal to attend all sessions, we know that’s sometimes unavoidable. It’s best to contact your teacher ahead of time, to discuss ways of managing the situation. Your teacher’s email address can be found on the class/camp page. For further assistance, please contact us at

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How do I pay the deposit?

The standard method is to pay with your credit card by clicking the red “register now” button on the class page. This will take you to a registration page, which allows us to collect all the necessary information. Once you have submitted that information, you will be presented with a pop-up to pay with a credit card via Stripe. 

Other options include contacting the teacher to arrange payment, or contacting us at to arrange payment via PayPal or check.

Please note that most of our non-U.S. classes require that you contact the teacher directly to make arrangements for payment.

A few of our classes are completely free of charge!

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How do I register?

The red “register now” button on the class or camp page. This will take you to a registration page, which allows us to collect all the necessary information. Once you have submitted that information, you will be presented with a pop-up to pay with a credit card via Stripe. 

If you prefer to pay with a method OTHER than credit card, please use this form <to be created by Leslie> to send us your registration information. We will be in touch with you regarding payment of the deposit.

Once your deposit is received, you will receive an email confirmation that includes the class preparation materials as a PDF attachment. 

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