The Pete Wernick MethodWelcome to Jam Camps Australia. We have been hosting Bluegrass music camps and Bluegrass jam classes in Australia for several years now, teaching people of all levels of experience how to play bluegrass music together in a jam environment.

Looking for people to jam with?

We teach people to jam with confidence in a supportive and encouraging environment. We teach you to fit right into a jam regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you can always learn something about jamming at our camps. Read what others are saying.

We can help you build confidence and teach you how to jam with others.

Our jam camp schedule for 2018:


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Please check out our jam camps facebook page for regular updates.

What do you need to be a jam-camper?

It’s simple:
  • You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) andThe Pete Wernick Method
  • Be able to change smoothly between G, C, D, and A
  • Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords

A full list of requirements can be found on our Jam Skills Check List page.

The camp structure is adaptable to local needs and can be run over two or three days taking in a weekend or four days taking in two consecutive weekends if needed. The shorter the time frame the more intense the camp teaching becomes. Please contact us if you have questions. jamcamps@australianbluegrass.com.

Read what others have said about our camps on our Testimonials Page.

Here is some video of a typical jam camp that is run by Pat Carine in Ohio USA: