Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Kevin Slick using the Wernick Method*
Tuesdays, Sep 30-Nov 18 7-9:30pm
8 sessions, tuition $195
Early Signup Discount: $10 until Aug 31!
Louisville CO   Location TBA
Kevin Slick plays a variety of instruments and performs original and traditional music, appearing on 30+ albums and film scores. Currently Kevin plays guitar and sings with the Steel Pennies bluegrass band as well as in the Amen Trio, a celtic-americana-chamber music ensemble. He won the 2013 flat-picking guitar contest at the Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Kevin has also worked as a school teacher for 20 years.
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Kevin's students say:

"Kevin’s personal warmth and experienced musicianship, as well as his “teacher’s heart” makes him a valued part of the Wernick Method system. (Pete Wernick)"

"… a consistently caring, warm and engaging atmosphere."

"I’m impressed by his perceptiveness, intelligence and ability to tailor how he teaches to whoever he is teaching."

"Kevin has boundless energy and a vast knowledge of music and music history which he shares with students."

"Kevin weaves the magic and mystery of learning into an exciting learning experience."


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$50 payment by Aug 31 gets the discount!

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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.
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.
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