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Holiday Bluegrass Jam Class

December 2, 2023 All day

Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method

Averill Park, NY

Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY-43, Averill Park, NY 12018

Saturday, 10am-5pm

Tuition: $100

  • Bring your own lunch. Refreshments and eggnog provided. Bring holiday treats to share if you’d like.
  • A “Holiday Jam Songbook” will be provided, and standard bluegrass jam songs will be ringing through air as well!
  • Holiday attire encouraged!

$25 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


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.

“Scott is an absolutely terrific musician, but he’s an even better instructor!”
“Scott kept things moving along at a comfortable pace.”
“Scott’s teaching style was very relaxed and engaging. He ALWAYS took time to ensure that things were organized and directed toward an outcome. He has a natural ability to make you feel that you CAN accomplish the myraid of small challenges.”
“He was so sensitive, understanding and patient with a student who exhibited limited skills. He stayed with him, delicately pushed him, and truly helped this student believe in himself.”
“I didn’t want the class to end!”
“Scott blends just the right amount of silly with serious to create a learning experience that’s thorough AND fun!”
2880 NY-43
Averill Park, NY 12018 United States
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Tuition: $100

$25 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.

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  1. I attended Wernick Jam Classes at Grey Fox, CT (Austin Scelzo) and MA (Jordan Richmond) since picking up the mandolin this summer. Looking forward to meeting some jammers who live in my area for future get-togethers.

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1 thought on “Holiday Bluegrass Jam Class”

  1. I attended Wernick Jam Classes at Grey Fox, CT (Austin Scelzo) and MA (Jordan Richmond) since picking up the mandolin this summer. Looking forward to meeting some jammers who live in my area for future get-togethers.

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