Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Jeff Harding using the Wernick Method*
Wednesdays, Sep 3-Oct 8 7:30-10pm
6 sessions, tuition $150
Washington DC   (Chevy Chase) Private residence
Jeff Harding plays the guitar and Dobro and has been playing and teaching bluegrass all over the world for the last 25 years. In the 1980s he was a founding member of the DC area bluegrass/western swing band “Old Friends”. Since then he has lived, performed, recorded and taught bluegrass in Guatemala, Egypt and India. “No matter where folks are from or what language they speak, people love bluegrass!”
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Jeff's students say:

"Jeff keeps his teaching simple, always pitching himself at or just above the level of a student."

"In a few short lessons, I gained the confidence to combine playing and singing."

"I’ve never had a better teacher."

"After taking lessons with Jeff, I was playing one of my favorite songs within the first month! It was fun, exciting, and motivated me to keep going!"


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$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)

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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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