Bluegrass Jamming Camp
Taught by Bob Amos • Alan Epstein • Ellen Carlson using the Wernick Method*
Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15 9am-4pm
Colebrook, NH   Tillotson Center
Tuition $140

Includes admission to Friday evening Amos/Epstein concert


Alan Epstein has played mandolin and sung in bluegrass bands since the 1970s. Alan excels at helping students master bluegrass fundamentals, giving them confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences.
Bob Amos was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of the IBMA award- winning band FRONT RANGE from 1988-2003. Bob specializes in teaching guitar, banjo, harmony vocals and band dynamics.
Ellen Carlson has been performing on fiddle for over 35 years. She teaches fiddle, guitar and mandolin privately and at major Bob Amos Alan Epstein Ellen Carlson festivals including Grey Fox, Joe Val and Pemi Valley.
Watch Bob & Alan play   •   Email Alan   •   Fiddlers: email Ellen


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! ($90 due at first class)
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All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!

Once we receive your payment, we'll contact you via email with class preparation info.
Prefer to pay with check or money order? Email [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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Watch a Wernick Method class, and hear what the students and teacher say!

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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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