Jam Camps Australia

Building Confidence With Support

Welcome to Jam Camps Australia where you learn to play bluegrass music with others with confidence.

Using the Wernick Method we have been hosting Bluegrass music camps and Bluegrass jam classes in Australia for more than ten years now. We teach people of all levels of experience how to play bluegrass music together in a jam environment.

Building Confidence With Support

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

Understanding, low-pressure, experienced teaching with a Wernick Method certified teacher.

Pete Wernick’s inventive and time-tested method focuses on the student’s desire to play music in a social setting. Our mission is to address the general lack of teaching bluegrass jamming skills. Our classes and camps have been launching jammers for years.

We will show you how to fit into a bluegrass jam session at your own ability level. You will be jamming at the first session.

Hands-on learning in large and small groups.

learn how to play bluegrass back up on your instrument.

Learn how to find melodies, fake solos, carry a tune, sing harmony.

Learn how to follow new songs without a printed page or music sheets

Learn how to lead songs and find the best key for singing/playing.

Learn many bluegrass standards.

Jam Camp Caloundra 2011

Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass.

Learn how to jam in a small group.

What Students Say:

  • Thanks Greg. I hope for the sake of others in Australia that you find a way of doing more of these in different parts of the country.
  • Really enjoyed learning singing harmonies.
  • As a real beginner jammer I struggled with remembering words and chord changes, but the overall experience really enabled me to find where my weaknesses lay, for practice before the next camp.
  • Looking forward to learning more, I’m struggling to find any fault in this class
  • I thought Greg was a worthy representative.
  • Really liked the emphasis on the right and wrongs on jamming, obviously Greg has lots of experience which he generously shared with us.
  • Greg is a natural teacher and I have really appreciated his personal touch and encouragement.
Gembrook 2013

What do you need to be a jam-camper?

  • You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
  • 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.

All bluegrass instruments and all skill levels are welcome.

Contact Us

Jam Camps Australia
PO Box 6280
Mooloolah Valey Qld 4553

Email or Phone

Jam Camps Email
Int: 61-429 062 589
Aust: 0429 062 589