Want to jam with other pickers?

We'll get you going!

Let’s Pick!

Solo (“closet”) practice is good but it's nothing like
playing real music with other people
Jamming is FUN! Jamming is FUNDAMENTAL!

When someone first picks up an instrument, the hope is: "Someday I'll be able to jam." But too often "the way in" is not clear. Memorizing someone else's solos is a dead end. People quit. It's time to get started playing real music -- with easy chords, gentle tempos, friendly people!

“I wish I had been introduced to this format much earlier. Isolated music is nowhere near as fun as being with a group.”

  • We understand what you need and want, and we can make it happen!
  • We teach Jam Skills, not tab-reading -- which is of no help in a jam session.
  • We get you together with people like yourself, to learn the basics together.
  • It's more fun to play real music, and the fun goes up as you all improve!

“Thank you for this life changing experience! It has made all the difference. It provided a giant boost in getting with other pickers and understanding the rules, goals, and culture of bluegrass jamming.”

Pete Wernick has taught thousands of closet pickers to jam with his time-tested method, and since 2010 his certified teachers have taught thousands more. At a Wernick Method class you’ll learn the ground rules of jamming, how to lead songs and “fake” breaks, find melodies and sing harmonies—all at gentle tempos in a supportive, low-pressure environment.