Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Jeff Burke using the Wernick Method*
Mondays, Feb 4-Mar 25 6:30-9pm
8 sessions, tuition $195
Pegram, TN   Fiddle & Pick
Jeff Burke has been a professional musician for over 15 years, specializing on mandolin, guitar and banjo. His long-time career as half of duo Jeff & Vida has seen him perform thousands of shows around the US and Europe, with the opportunity to spend time with pickers and singers of all levels and styles. His down-to-earth teaching and positive approach to playing and learning music have endeared him to students in classes and workshops throughout his career.
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Jeff's students say:

"Jeff's positive energy and solid knowledgeability were a real inspiration. The class was fun and Jeff was a fabulous leader!"

"It was a real pleasure to be in your classes and receive your insight regarding music and performance."

"He is a rare combination of an artist who can both perform and teach the fine points. He could not only show us how to play all the instruments and sing all of the parts, but he also knew how to arrange and perform the tune as a band would do it."


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! ($145 balance 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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