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Pete Wernick, aka “Dr. Banjo”

Pete Wernick is renowned worldwide for his contributions to bluegrass music: the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize, respected author and teacher, songwriter, and long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Pete has taught thousands of closet pickers to jam with his time-tested Wernick Method, and since 2010 his certified teachers have taught thousands more. At a Wernick Method class students learn the ground rules of jamming, how to lead songs and “fake” breaks, find melodies and sing harmonies—all at gentle tempos in a supportive, low-pressure environment.

Learn to Jam

Our classes and camps with the highly effective Wernick Method will get you jamming right away!

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