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Free Bluegrass Jam Class

Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method*

Woodstock, NY at the Bearsville Theatre

291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

December 16, 2021

Thursday, 4-6pm, just prior to Bearsville Theater Bluegrass Supper Series

Tuition: FREE

You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

Each student must submit proof of COVID vaccination. Instructions are provided upon registration.

Until further notice, all Wernick Method classes will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.


Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps and over time picked up all the bluegrass instruments along with singing, songwriting, and jamming. While enjoying four years as a middle school music teacher. Austin’s bluegrass journey began with CT-based groups The Angry O’Haras and On the Trail, on fiddle and vocals. Now performing with The Rock Hearts, respected New England bluegrass veterans, he is active in the bluegrass community, creating and managing the Bluegrass Coffeehouse performance venue, hosting jams, and launching the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.

Ricks’s students say:

“Austin is a gifted musician, teacher and just all around good guy”
“A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher.””
“Austin was a fabulous teacher. He was able to help everyone in the class, with all their levels of expertise.”
The atmosphere among all of us was very collaborative, supportive and fun, and Austin did a super job of setting that tone and keeping up a strong pace of learning at the same time.

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2 Responses

  1. David LaPlante
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    Hi Austin, I am quite conversant with the guitar and vocals but am currently learning the banjo so am excited about the jam class on 12/16. I need to play in ensemble to further my learning curve. Looking forward to it!

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