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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Pickin in the Peaks Bluegrass Jam Camp
taught by Annie Savage, Tracy Lynn & Jodi Harbin
using the Wernick Method
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Monday-Thursday, June 4-7 • Nederland, CO
Nederland Presbyterian Church

9am-2pm each day · sack lunch provided · Tuition $240


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We'll email you full information you'll need for the class and the world of jamming! $120 deposit holds your spot! ($120 balance due at first session)

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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 for registration info. Prefer to pay with check or money order? Email [email protected] for details.

Closet pickers, this is for you!

All bluegrass instruments welcome
No jamming experience necessary
You will be jamming the first morning!
Camp Flyer (PDF) Current Space Availability FAQs
Annie Savage is a prize-winning contest fiddler, an enthusiastic instructor, and leader of progressive bluegrass band The Savage Hearts. She has served on the teaching staff of bluegrass camps from Tennessee to Canada!
Tracy Lynn is a singer/songwriter who performs as a solo artist, in duos and trios, and with national touring band the Savage Hearts. She also teaches guitar and other instruments in her hometown on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Jodi Harbin, founder of Colorado bluegrass band Lonesome Traveler, teaches mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass in the Knoxville TN area. She now performs with several groups including The Savage Hearts, and with her husband Tim Harbin.
Watch The Savage Hearts play   •   Email Annie

Comments from students

“Annie is fun and full of energy. It was a very positive experience.”

“Annie is a very patient and attentive teacher. She knows a lot but doesn't overwhelm you.”

“Tracy is an awesome teacher and great fun! I've taken lessons from other people and could not learn to play. You will learn lots and keep coming back for more. ”

“I was nearly at a point of abandoning my music and Tracy very quickly had me playing and singing with JOY! ”

“Jodi is so much fun to work with. She is a great teacher and always inspires me to learn more. ”

“Jodi has a wealth of talent, vast music knowledge but more importantly a passion for teaching, as well as compassion, flexibility and humor. ”

Questions?

Visit our FAQ section. If you still have questions feel free to email us at [email protected].

How you qualify

It's easier than you may think!

If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or resonator guitar 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. Fast playing is not expected, nor is the ability to solo required.

Intermediates welcome! You will be given extra challenges and jamming opportunities

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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.