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Weekly Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Joel Denman using the Wernick Method*

Durango, CO at Hideaway Ukulele Studio

Smiley Building Suite #114, 1309 E. 3rd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

Tuesdays, January 31 – March 28, 2023

Previously scheduled for Feb 8-Mar 29

6:30-9pm each Tuesday; no class Feb 14

Tuition: $200 for 8 sessions

$10 off through Dec 31. $50 deposit reserves your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

Each student must submit proof of COVID vaccination prior to start of class. Instructions are provided upon registration.


Joel Denman has a passion for bluegrass that began as a teenager growing up in Colorado. He actively gigs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar and baritone vocals, and was a public school music teacher for 30 years. He currently plays with Durango bands The Badly Bent, and The Blue Moon Ramblers. Joel holds a degree from Berklee College of Music, and is a past board member of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society.

As a jam coach, Joel mixes his easy-going personality with a drive to inspire life-long musicians. He is especially fond of  the inclusivity so common in the bluegrass scene, and how seasoned pickers will encourage youngsters and novice players to join in! 

Joel’s students say:

“Joel is a dedicated and energetic teacher. He gave me the tools I needed to jam and express myself musically.”
“His depth of knowledge and passion for bluegrass is contagious. Because of Joel, I have the motivation and courage to pick with others and to pursue my dream.”
“Whether it’s guitar, fiddle, mandolin or banjo, he’s the best!”
“Joel opened my eyes. He showed me how to improvise and play by ear.”

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