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Weekly Jam Class (Sun)

August 4, 2024 September 1, 2024 EDT

Taught by Erik Yates using the Wernick Method

Oakland, CA

Located at a private residence in the Glenview neighborhood; address provided upon registration

1-4pm each Sunday

Tuition: $300 for 5 sessions

Assisted by Jesse Appelman

Deposit of $75 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.


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: $300

Deposit of $75 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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