Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method

Litchfield, ME at the Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival

Litchfield Fairgrounds, 30 Plains Rd, Litchfield ME 04350

June 15-17, 2023

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, times TBA

Tuition: $80 for 3 sessions or $30 per session

Festival admission required. $10 off if you register 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.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Joel Denman using the Wernick Method

Durango, CO at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

The Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

April 22, 2023

Saturday, 1-2pm

Tuition: FREE!!

Student materials will be emailed to all who pre-register.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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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 26, 2023

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.

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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.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Paul Dube & Erin Dube using the Wernick Method

Oak Hill, NY at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460

July 14-15, 2023

Friday and Saturday, 12-2pm, 2-4pm, and 4-6pm, both days

Tuition: FREE

Attend one or more of any of the six 2-hour classes by simply arriving at starting time. Festival admission required. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Harry Gambrill using the Wernick Method

Wind Gap, PA at the Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival

Mountain View Park, 206 E. Mountain Rd., Wind Gap, PA 18091

June 9-11, 2023

Friday 3:30-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-Noon

Tuition: $80 for 3 sessions, or $30 per session

$10 off if you register online in advance; festival admission required. $30 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

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

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Parsons, WV at the Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival

Five River Camp Ground, 750 Walnut Street, Parsons, WV 26287

August 2-4, 2023

Wednesday 4-6pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-Noon

Tuition: $110 onsite, $95 in advance, or $50 per session

Festival admission required. $50 deposit reserves your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

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Free Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Nashville, TN during the SPBGMA National Convention

Sheraton Music City
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

January 28, 2023

Saturday 1-3pm

Tuition: FREE!!

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

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Free Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Big Stone Gap, VA during Mountain Music Heritage Week (just prior to Blue Highway Fest)

Big Stone Gap Visitor Center, 306 Wood Ave E, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

October 6-8, 2022

Thursday 2-4pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-12pm

Tuition: FREE!! No festival admission required.

Attend any/all of the 3 sessions. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method*

Brunswick, ME at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival

29 Meadow Road, Brunswick, ME 04011

September 2-4, 2022

Friday 4-6pm; Saturday 1-3pm; Sunday 10am-12pm

Tuition: $55 onsite, $50 in advance, or $20 per session

Festival admission required. $20 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

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


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.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Pete Wernick using the Wernick Method*

Lyons, CO at the RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival

Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass, 500 W Main St, Lyons, CO 80540

Sunday, July 31, 2022
12:00-1:30pm

Tuition: FREE!! Festival admission is required.

Assisted by Joan Wernick and Kevin Slick

This class is only available to RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival attendees, which is sold out.

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