Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by
Bob Culver
using the Wernick Method

This class has already begun

Charleston, SC
Tuition: $200
Bob Culver teaches violin, guitar, mandolin and piano at Hungry Monk Music and choir and ukulele at the Cooper School. He strives to get his students making music with friends and family as soon as possible. Bob has played bluegrass and other styles with many bands over the years, including The Hungry Monks for over a decade, and The Harrows. Bob builds custom guitars and mandolins under the label Crooked Tune, and offers instruments and classes in guitar construction. Bob is a recovering lawyer who lives on James Island.

Bob's students say:

Bob is a kind and patient teacher
Bob's lessons are always fun and productive
Being fairly new at jamming, I gained quite a bit of confidence by the last class, something I didn't have going in.
Super encouraging and friendly.
A terrific format to be able to learn, and put into practice, the basics of jamming. I would not have had the confidence or knowledge to jump into a group without having participated in this class.
All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!
Once we receive your deposit we'll contact you via email with class preparation 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 class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes expected!
  • Music reading not needed or used
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
  • Intermediates welcome, and given added challenges

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]

For ALL instruments!

Watch a class, and hear what students and teacher say!

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
  • 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.