Practice jamming at home!

17 songs, just 4 chords and SLOW tempos. This DVD will help you prepare for your first jam class.


Bluegrass Jam Camp
taught by Petr Brandejs using the Wernick Method*

Týn nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, Aug 30-Sep 1 2019
Friday 6pm - Sunday 5pm

Tuition 2700 CZK incl. room & meals at Hotel Zlatá loď

Petr Brandejs has been voted Banjo Player of the Year three times in the Czech Republic. After leading the Petr Brandejs Band (1995-2010), he now performs with the traditional Czech band Bluegrass Cwrkot. He has produced three banjo instruction books in Czech and a DVD, Czech Bluegrass Hits For The Five String Banjo. Since 1995 Petr has organized workshops and taught in Norway, Slovenia, and Slovakia..

Closet pickers, this is for you!

  • • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • • No jamming experience necessary
  • • You will be jamming the first morning!

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We'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!

To register for this class, email Petr.

All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!
Camp Flyer (PDF) Current Space Availability FAQs

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

Comments from Petr's students

“I was VERY satisfied with everything, the workshop really helped me a lot. See you next time!”

“Thanks for a great experience!”

“Very pleasant atmosphere ensured mostly by superb teachers as well as all the students.”

“They were patient, friendly as well as appreciative - all of them!”

“The participants were from the beginning drawn into action and started immediately with bluegrass.”

“In less then a year I got to the position of the main guitar player, offering solos and (most importantly) singing. ”

“I can´t think of anything to change, I think it´s perfect.”

“Thanks to events like these bluegrass music in the Czech Republic will keep flourishing.”


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


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.