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Weekend Jam Camp

April 29, 2023 April 30, 2023 EDT

Taught by Andy Lentz & Erik Yates using the Wernick Method

Oakland, CA at a private residence

Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am-5pm both days

Tuition: $250

Attention Bass Players!
50% discount for the next 2 bass players to register!

Deposit of $50 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.


Andy Lentz (Oakland, CA) started on fiddle with the Suzuki technique, and has been jamming and performing bluegrass and other roots styles for over twenty years. Before recently relocating to Oakland CA, Andy performed in and around Austin TX with Silas Lowe, High Plains Jamboree, and various other groups. In addition to gigging on fiddle, Andy teaches private lessons, presents fiddle workshops, and plays guitar and mandolin.

“Andy’s workshop was amazing… a group with all different levels but he made us all feel equal. His excitement carried over. He was extremely patient which helped me relax and enjoy the class more.”
“Andy is extremely patient with new students, it was very easy to begin learning with him. He has a natural way of providing feedback, very friendly and encouraging.”
“As instructor for my daughter, he was encouraging, patient and got results.”
“Andy inspired me to play more, practice harder, and become a better player.”


Erik Yates (Oakland, CA) has been singing and playing the banjo for the past twenty years as a means of self-expression, a way of connecting with tradition, and surprisingly, as a way of making a living. He tours nationally with California-based Hot Buttered Rum (a group he started in college), plays around Colorado with both his own quartet and the Lyons Bluegrass Collective, and has appeared with touring acts such as Rapidgrass, Railroad Earth and Peter Rowan. He also maintains an active schedule teaching banjo, rhythm guitar, dobro and vocals.

“It was very inclusive no matter your skill level.”
“Erik succeeded in giving me new tools to use.”
“I learn something new every time. He makes learning fun.”
“Erik is a terrific teacher, very knowledgeable, personable, and non judgmental.”
“Erik brings a mountain of knowledge, passion, and patience to his lessons, I highly recommend him.”
“Erik was very clear and conscientious in his instruction.”
“Erik was an amazing teacher. He took a group of folks with very little to no experience jamming and by the second day, we were playing songs together, harmonizing and taking solos in the context of the song.”
private residence
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
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Tuition: $250

Deposit of $50 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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