Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by
Lisa Brown Bushman
using the Wernick Method*
(ex. 2/22)
Alexandria, VA
Private Residence
Tuition: $195

Includes 30 minute lunch break.

Lisa Brown Bushman has been singing and playing music by ear for as long as she can remember, and teaching and performing professionally since high school. She has played fiddle tunes since childhood and has performed in bluegrass bands in the DC area since 2005. Lisa has served as a church choir director for both adults and children, hosted workshops and coached slow bluegrass jams as well as giving private lessons on fiddle, mandolin, and piano. A respected songwriter, she was selected for the songwriter showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association convention in Raleigh, NC in 2015.

Lisa's students say:

Lisa is a great instructor! She has many years of music experience both teaching and playing professionally. She has a way that simplifies the material and makes it easy to understand and learn.
Lisa was always patient and helped me work through challenges.
I always get to focus and receive positive reinforcement from this warm and knowledgeable teacher.
Lisa is an exceptional teacher. She has a sixth sense about how to challenge and encourage me at the same time. She always remains patient.
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.