Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Lynn Young using the Wernick Method*
Sundays, Jan 27-Mar 24 (ex. 2/17) 2-5pm
8 sessions, tuition $195
Early Signup Discount: $185 until Jan. 13!
Sheridan, WY   Sheridan Senior Center
Lynn Young is a veteran musician and teacher who played in bluegrass and old-time string bands around the country during his 38 years with the US Forest Service. Currently he plays in four different bands, is a regular at the famous Occidental Hotel Jam, and teaches in the Buffalo area.
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Lynn's students say:

"The perfect person to teach a class like this."

"Lynn is always so upbeat and he knows what he is talking about."

"It was just SO FUN!"

"Lynn is patient, understanding, knowledgeable, and experienced."

"He did an outstanding job!"


Sign up now and we'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!
$50 deposit by Jan. 13 gets the discount! ($135 due at first class)

Main instrument

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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