Basic Bluegrass Jamming Class
This Noon-3pm class class is for people new to bluegrass jamming.
A class for intermediates will meet 4-7pm on the same days.
Taught by
Jeremy Chapman
using the Wernick Method

This class has already begun

Tuition: $195

Returning students pay only $145! Take both classes for only $145 additional!

Jeremy Chapman started playing mandolin at age 10 with his brothers and father in The Chapmans. Winners of IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year, the band has performed throughout the U.S., in Europe, and on the Grand Ole Opry. When not on the road, Jeremy enjoys teaching private lessons in Springfield, MO and interviewing bluegrass celebrities on Internet TV.

Jeremy's students say:

Jeremy is not only a great player, he is also a great teacher. He knows how to work individually with each student to help them achieve their potential.
Learning from Jeremy has been a pleasure. His patience and encouragement have kept me motivated to stick with the mandolin, which has not come naturally to me.
Jeremy is an excellent instructor who has taken me from no musical experience (or talent) to being comfortable playing in large groups or jamming at festivals.
His love for music makes learning easy to understand, yet challenging and fun.
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.