Pete Wernick / Dr. Banjo 2010 Jam Camps

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Pete Wernick / Dr. Banjo 2010 Jam Camps

Pete supports to help the Jam Campers find jam sessions to hone the skills he teaches in his jam camps. He recently announced his 2010 camp schedule, which we are sharing with you.

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Pete Wernick Announces 2010 Bluegrass Jam Camps

Pete Wernick (“Dr. Banjo”) will bring his renowned Bluegrass Jam Camps to several communities across the country in 2010. Jam Camp is geared to “closet pickers” of all bluegrass instruments. “Many people want to start playing bluegrass, but they don’t realize how easy it can be,” says Wernick. “It’s available for anyone, 8 to 88. They just need a little help.”

Pete and his wife Joan show inexperienced players how to fit into bluegrass jam sessions and develop confidence in making music together. Each camp (some of which precede bluegrass festivals) is a multi-day musical immersion, with hands-on instruction as students play in small groups. Participants are required only to be able to change smoothly between a few simple chords. A recent camper reports, "One of the best experiences in or out of music I have ever had!"

For intermediate players, Pete is also offering two intermediate level jam camp sessions this year: (1) an intermediate track as part of his North Carolina camp; and (2) a full-immersion intermediate/band skills camp in Loveland, Colorado. Topics covered include band dynamics and backup, ear skills, musicianship, harmony singing, practice techniques, performing skills, breakout sessions for instrument instruction, and more.

2010 Bluegrass Jam Camps
March 26-28—Boulder, CO, at the Boulder Inn
April 16-18—Loveland, CO, Intermediate/Band Skills Camp at Sylvan Dale Ranch
April 26-29—Boomer, NC, preceding MerleFest, includes Intermediate Track
May 11-13—Gettysburg, PA, preceding the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
(tentative) June 28-30--Owensboro, KY, at the International Bluegrass Museum

For more information about any of the camps, including confirmations and additions, visit

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Pete Wernick

I've never attended Pete's jam camps but he has been an instructor at Midwest Banjo Camp for several years. I've taken several of his sessions and highly recommend him. His main goal is to get EVERYBODY jamming as soon as possible. No more waiting until you're "good enough". That theory is out the window. You'll learn skills that will get you into the jams sooner than you'd ever thought possible. Go for it!!


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