Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method*
Mondays, Oct 20-Nov 17 6-9pm
5 sessions, tuition $160
Voorheesville, NY   Old Songs
Bob Altschuler performs and records on banjo with Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass and the Dyer Switch Band. His picking has been heard on National Public Radio and on radio and TV commercials. An in-demand instructor since the 70s, he has headed the bluegrass beginner track at Banjo Camp North since 2003. Bob has been featured in publications such as Banjo Newsletter and Mel Bay Banjo Sessions.
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Bob's students say:

"Bob combines extraordinary talent with compassionate regard for the beginning student- a rare quality."

"Bob has a natural gift for teaching a person of any age."

"You are able to bring learning banjo down to a level we can really understand, and tailor it to our personal skill level- your classes are great!"

"Bob's sequence is wonderful. He opens doors. I learned so much about how to work on my playing and how to move forward."

"I've taken lessons from others and have never once learned as much as I did the first time I sat down with Bob. His knowledge of the banjo and musical theory, combined with patience and devotion make him an ideal teacher."


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$50 payment holds your spot! ($110 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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