Wernick Method

Pete Wernick’s inventive and time-tested method harnesses students’ natural wish to play music in a small group setting. With basic skills and good guidance, students start making music and having fun — almost immediately. Your Wernick Method teacher will show you the ropes of a bluegrass jam session, fitting in at your own ability level.

All bluegrass instruments, all skill levels welcome!

Debbie Wagner teaching the Wernick Method

What to expect at a weekend jam camp...

- Hands-on learning in large and small groups.
- Understanding, low-pressure, experienced teaching by your Wernick Method certified teacher.
- Experienced jammers are given extra challenges and can sometimes be grouped together.



- No jamming experience necessary!
- Only four chords required to enroll: G, C, D, and A  (or the notes that work on bass and fiddle)
- Tab/note reading skills not needed or used
- Students must be able to tune their instrument (electronic tuners welcome)

Introducing Debbie Wagner -

Wernick Method Instructor

Debbie Wagner (Appleton, WI) was introduced to guitar in grade school and quickly developed a love for the instrument. She has led jams for over 10 years, teaches guitar and ukulele to beginning adults, and performs in a duo in her local community for charity events. Debbie enjoys many different music styles, and bluegrass became a favorite in 2013 at her first bluegrass camp, which she attends each year. She has recently taken up mandolin, learning by Skype from another Wernick Method teacher in Tennessee. Debbie is thrilled to introduce the Wernick Method to the Fox Cities area.