Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Bob Barrett using the Wernick Method*
Saturdays, Jan 5-Feb 9 2-5pm
6 sessions, tuition $150
Port Charlotte, FL   Ace Music
Bob Barrett has played banjo and guitar in Southwest Florida bluegrass bands for over 20 years, and served as president of the Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association. He currently plays guitar with Southwind and teaches banjo at R & M Music Center in Charlotte Harbor. "Music has always been fun for me, and provided a lifetime of satisfaction."
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Bob's students say:

"Bob's easy manner and knowledge make lessons truly something to look forward to."

"Bob is a patient, thorough teacher. Playing with Bob, and under his leadership, is an inspiring experience."

"Bob is a master teacher and an incredible musician. The progress my 13-year old has made in such a short time is amazing."

"Bob has been instructive and patient with me. With no musical background, I feel like I have accomplished a lot."


Sign up now and we'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!
$50 payment holds your spot! ($100 balance due at first class)

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Once we receive your payment, we'll contact you via email for registration info.
Prefer to pay with check or money order? Email rick@drbanjo.com for details.
50% of payment 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 rick@drbanjo.com

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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.
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