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Jam Camp prior to Thomas Pt Bluegrass Festival

August 28, 2023 August 30, 2023 EDT

Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method

Brunswick, ME just prior to the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival

29 Meadow Rd, Brunswick ME 04011

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10am-Noon and 3-6pm each day (6 sessions total)

Tuition: $195 onsite; $185 in advance for 6 sessions

Daily cost is $80/day if paid onsite, or $70 in advance. $70 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.

  • Camping available for $30/night at Thomas Point Beach (tent, pop-up, trailer, RV, etc)
  • If staying off-site, $3.50/day to enter the park.


Austin Scelzo (Danbury, CT) 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 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.”
“I learned more from 30 minutes of observing your class than my 12 years of public school music education.”
“Austin is a great teacher with a real passion for the music. It made for a joyous experience, and I look forward to future jams and classes. Thanks for doing what you do!”
“Austin was able to help those who weren’t as advanced as others in the group. His help showed success by the last meeting when we sound like a real bluegrass group! Loved it.”
“Austin’s enthusiasm and love of the music always came through as he led the class. We all came away with a clear sense of jamming protocols and how to lead songs.”
29 Meadow Road
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Tuition: $195 onsite; $185 in advance or $80 per day

$70 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. $3.50/day park entrance fee required unless you are staying on-site.

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