Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by
Lynn Kelley
using the Wernick Method*

Sorry to say, this class has been cancelled. Please see this page for other jam class opportunities in your region.

Virginia Beach, VA
Tuition: $175
Lynn Kelley took up guitar at age 11 and began playing with others soon after. She performs on and has taught all the bluegrass instruments, with her versatility extending to country, country rock, ragtime blues guitar, contemporary Christian, and Americana. Specializing in flat pick guitar, she has played in bluegrass bands including The Nothin' Doin' Band and The Muddy Creek Band. After teaching for years at Norfolk's Ramblin' Conrad's & A&E Music, she now operates Kelley Music Studios in Virginia Beach.

Lynn's students say:

Lynn is a great teacher. Of many I have had over the years, she is the best, most knowledgeable, and most fun.
Very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging.
With a firm and gentle approach Lynn keeps me on track and challenges me to reach my potential.
Lynn is a fine, patient instructor! She stresses the basics, yet makes it fun. I highly recommend Lynn!
Lynn feeds off of you, making the learning fun and effective. Very relaxing yet challenging. I learned a lot in a short time.
My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Lynn and feels she is learning more with Lynn than in school, especially in the basics. I would highly recommend Lynn to anyone.
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.