Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by
June Crosby and Jamis Johnson
using the Wernick Method*
Saturdays,
9:30am-12:30pm
Salt Lake City, UT (to be rescheduled)
Tuition: $195

This class has been postponed; new dates to be announced. If you'd like to be notified of when the class gets rescheduled, please share your contact information .


Safety precautions to be taken at this class:

  • Safe 6' distancing at all times
  • Temperature screening of all participants upon arrival, followed by all washing hands
  • Prior disinfecting of common surfaces (doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, etc.)
  • Student materials (all paper) will not touched, except by just-washed hands, for at least 24 hours before distribution.
  • Anything handed from one participant to another (such as a borrowed tuner or capo) will be disinfected before transfer.
  • With these measures taken, we expect that all can relax and enjoy the class!
June Crosby and Jamis Johnson are both certified Wernick Method teachers. June Crosby has traveled the world sharing music with her fiddle, having toured Europe with her family Bluegrass band, and playing with the Silver Creek Bluegrass band at the winter Olympics. She has led kids jams for the Utah Old Time Fiddlers and school music programs and currently teaches private violin/fiddle lessons. Jamis Johnson plays guitar, banjo, stand-up bass, and some mandolin. Over the years in a variety of locations including New York City, Provo, and Bucharest, he has played in bluegrass bands, organized community jams, and offered group and individual lessons.

June Crosby and Jamis's students say:

Jamis is so much fun! He is very kind and patient, and is a great teacher.
June Crosby is a lifelong professional in the field of music. She is an accomplished violinist, but playing the fiddle makes her heart sing! June gives each of her students the individualized attention and encouragement to develop their talents and bring inspiring music to future generations.
Ms. June is a very intuitive teacher. She has been amazing!
All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!
This class has been postponed, new dates TBA. If you'd like to be notified of when the camp gets rescheduled, please share your contact information at https://drbanjo.com/rescheduled-class-notification
  • 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.

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