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 use the time-tested Wernick Method to teach jamming skills!