Bluegrass Jamming Classes

by Mark Miracle using the Wernick Method*

1. Saturdays May 21-June 11 9am-2pm, 4 sessions

2. Mondays June 13-July 18 7-10pm, 6 sessions

Phoenix, AZ                                      Tuition $195 either class
Fiddler's Dream Coffee House
1702 E Glendale Ave

Mark Miracle plays mandolin and guitar, and has taught at many workshops including the Sorrento, British Columbia Bluegrass Week. With Sawmill Road he has toured the US & Europe, and won Band of the Year at Huck Finn Jubilee.
Students at Mark's most recent jam class say:

"The class is just about perfect. Mark did a great job, both with the group and individually. Worth every penny!"

"Learned a lot. Would never have had the guts to show up at a jam."

"My objective, getting a lot of jamming done, was met!"

"Mark was superb!"

"Very encouraging."

Sign up now and we'll send a full information packet
preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!

$50 deposit holds your spot! ($145 balance due by May 14)

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Which Class?

Once you've paid, we'll contact you via email for registration info.
Prefer to pay with check or money order? Email [email protected] for details.
50% of deposit refunded if you cancel more than one month in advance.

  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2 and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • 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:

  • You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
  • change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)

For more info or to send payment in the mail,
email [email protected]

Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • Learn many bluegrass standards
  • Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
  • Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
  • How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
  • How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
  • Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
  • Reading skills not needed or used
  • Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
  • Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching

Pete Wernick ("Dr. Banjo", originator of Banjo Camps and Bluegrass Jam Camps) has created a method based on his years of experience teaching jamming.

Wernick Method teachers are certified by Pete based on knowledge of bluegrass, teaching ability, and proper use of the Wernick Method.

Practice jamming at home!

17 songs, just 4 chords and SLOW tempos. This DVD will help you prepare for your first jam class.