Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by
Matt Richardson
using the Wernick Method*
Sundays,
1:30-5:30pm
Lincoln, NE
Tuition: $195
Early Signup Discount:
$10 until Jan 9!

Assisted by Jenny Richardson


$20 discount for former Wernick Method students (can't be combined with early discount)

Matt Richardson Matt Richardson has played, performed and recorded music most of his life. His first love was rock guitar, playing in blues and rock bands before being drawn back to the country style of music he grew up with. He attended many Steve Hanson bluegrass camps and soon after his wife gifted him a banjo, was playing it in bluegrass bands. The couple own Blue Raven Music where Matt teaches banjo, guitar and bass and coaches folk and rock bands. He currently plays in three bands and continues to take lessons to learn different instruments.

Matt's students say:

Matt puts students at ease and is good at being able to teach appropriately to their skill level.
I appreciate Matt's patient and encouraging approach as a teacher.
Matt is very good at making you feel like we're all just at different places in the same journey.
Matt provides me opportunities and skills that build my confidence in learning music.
Matt provides me opportunities and skills that build my confidence in learning music.
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.

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