Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Alan Epstein using the Wernick Method*
Sundays, Sep 14-Oct 5 1-5pm
4 sessions, tuition $150
Cambridge, NY   Hubbard Hall
Alan Epstein has played mandolin and sung in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Michigan. He's taught workshops and at camps in Michigan and at Augusta Bluegrass Week (WV), as well as privately. Alan excels at helping students master fundamentals and giving them the confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences.
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Alan's students say:

"One of the best group experiences I've ever had!"

"It was informative and fun, exactly what I hoped for!"

"It was great! Everyone got to play -- very democratic."

"Alan has great skill in using individual student's capabilities as a tool to help everyone progress. He provides constant feedback on progress and techniques, and provides practice suggestions to improve playing abilities."

"Alan was confident, relaxed, encouraging. Couldn't ask for better"

"Really fun, and I learned a lot in a short time."

"Alan has such a great manner in his presentation and explanation. He pushes to get the most out of everybody."

"Learned what bluegrass jamming was about."

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! ($100 balance due at the class)

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All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!

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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 session!
  • 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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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.