The Wernick Method
Jamming Lessons with Vince May

Spring - Mid April 2023 - No Wernick Classes this jam session, sorry
June 1-4, During Community Heritage Music Festival 2023
August 2023
Halloween Weekend, Oct 27-28 2023

Free Jamming At Graves Mountain Farm Campground.
Camping is just $12 pp per nt. Kids half price, little ones free.

Vince May - The Wernick Method Teacher at Graves Mountain Farm Jams in the Blue Ridge

Vince May – The Wernick Method Teacher at Graves Mountain

The Wernick Method at Graves Mountain Farm

Living LOCAL Music Making in the Blue Ridge Mountains

2023 Jams
– April  21-2 No Wernick Classes for April, sorry
– Festival – June 1-4
– August 18-19
– Halloween Oct 27-28

Pete Wernick’s inventive and time-tested method harnesses students’ natural wish to play music in a small group setting. Vince May is the lead teacher mentor for the Wernick Method weekends at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges.

Learning to play with friends – to jam
With basic skills and good guidance, students start making music and having fun — almost immediately. Vince May, the weekend’s teacher, will show you the ropes of a bluegrass jam session, fitting in at your own ability level.

Learning your instrument with Wernick Method and Vince May
To learn an instrument, it’s best to start with simple accompaniment for songs, following easy chords. This  establishes good rhythm — the essential foundation for good soloing which must be established first — for “soloing success”.

Who Should Join the Workshops

  • No jamming experience necessary!
  • Only four chords required to enroll: G, C, D, and A  (basses and fiddles need to know which 2 or 3 notes go with those chords)
  • Tab/note reading skills not needed or used
    • Students must be able to tune their instrument (electronic tuners welcome)

Wernick Workshop’s Discount for Guest Rooms
If you should choose not to camp, we can offer you a courtesy 10% discount for a guest room for that weekend but there is limited availability for our weekends.
Please call 303 877 9659 – Eric who will arrange for you.



Four Times A Year
Jamming Fri night, Sat day and night
Drop in for the day or stay the night
Now Also Teaching Jamming with the Wernick Method


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