Weekly Jam Class (Sat)
September 9, 2023 – September 30, 2023 EDT
Taught by Carlos Valdés-Dapena using the Wernick Method
Montclair, NJ at Union Congregational Church
176 Cooper Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Saturdays, 1-5:30pm each week
Tuition: $190 for 4 sessions
$10 off if you register by Aug 10. $50 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.
West Orange, NJ
Carlos Valdés-Dapena played saxophone and sang in choirs and musicals as a youth, but his passions were folk and bluegrass. At 18 he got a banjo and began teaching himself. While in college he played in a few bands; in his late 20s, music took a back seat to a business career and raising a family. Years later, he rediscovered his enthusiasm for the banjo while living in Virginia where he attended his first Wernick Method class. He has attended several workshops since and assisted at a few. He currently plays in two local New Jersey bands,The Foggy Minded Boys and The Good Tyme String Band.