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Jam Class at Ashokan Banjo Weekend
November 17, 2023 – November 19, 2023 EST
Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method
Olivebridge, NY during Banjo Weekend at Ashokan
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge NY 12461
Tuition: $395 (sliding scale available)
Banjo Weekend at Ashokan will include jam teaching by Wernick Method teacher Scott Hopkins.
Register for Banjo Weekend, and you will be sent the full set of of Wernick Method student materials.
Join fellow banjo enthusiasts of all styles, levels, and backgrounds for the first-ever Banjo Weekend at Ashokan! Tony Trischka, Joe Newberry, Cedric Watson, Hilary Hawke, and camp director Scott Hopkins will share their favorite tunes & techniques (including clawhammer and other styles), help tackle your banjo questions, and host epic song swaps & jam sessions — including a special Wernick Method jam class! The weekend kicks off with a special Friday night concert for the public — also included in the camp.
The Ashoken Center
Scott Hopkins (Delanson, NY) grew up hearing bluegrass recordings in his home. At 15 he took up banjo and also joined the school band on tuba, fully immersing himself in the study of music. Scott received music education degrees from Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and the University of Connecticut, winning the Crane Concerto Competition on tuba.
Scott is a school band teacher and has continued to play banjo in bands in New York and Vermont. He currently performs with the Upstate Bluegrass Band and has released an acclaimed banjo recording, using his skills as composer, arranger, producer and engineer.