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Bluegrass Jam Class

Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method*

North Guilford, CT at the St. John’s Bluegrass Festival

129 Ledgehill Road, North Guilford, CT 06437

August 27, 2022

Saturday, 2pm-4pm

Tuition: $35

Festival admission required. Save $5 by registering and paying in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.


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.

Austin’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. Susan Schreter
    | Reply

    What level are your classes?

    • Leslie Dare
      | Reply

      Susan, thanks for reaching out. Our classes are geared to both beginners and more experienced jammers. The minimum requirement is be able to tune your instrument and change between G, C, D, and A chords (or the notes that work on bass and fiddle). I hope that helps. Let us know what other questions you may have!

      Regards,
      Leslie Dare, Manager
      Wernick Method Office

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