Home » Midwest » Weekly Jam Class

Weekly Jam Class

posted in: Midwest, Weekly Class 0

Taught by Jonas Friddle using the Wernick Method*

Evanston, IL at the American Legion Hall Post 42

1030 Central St, Evanston IL 60201, near Chandler Park

April 3 – May 29, 2022

(previously scheduled for Mar 27-May 22)

Sundays, Noon-2:15pm; no class April 17

Tuition: $250 for 8 sessions

$10 off through Feb 27. $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.

Each student must submit proof of COVID vaccination. Instructions are provided upon registration.

Until further notice, all Wernick Method classes will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.


Jonas Friddle began playing bluegrass guitar and mandolin as a student at Berea College, and in the fifteen years since has added the fiddle and clawhammer banjo. He has performed in the Old-Time duo Sleepy Lou, with the folk group The Majority and currently performs under his own name.

He has received the John Lennon Songwriting Award and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. For over ten years, Jonas has been a teacher of traditional music as both a private instructor and a faculty member at The Old Town School of Folk Music with the goal that all his students have as much fun as possible through their exploration of their instrument.

Jonas’s students say:

“Jonas Friddle was born to teach. Many people can teach a student how to play an instrument. Jonas instills a sense of joy from the music and nurtures never before known confidence from his students.” to look forward to.”
“Taking classes with Jonas is always fun as he fosters a collaborative, giving atmosphere where I feel comfortable to stretch myself musically. New friendships blossom, old music is unearthed and opportunities to discover the joy of making music with others abound.”
“I despaired of ever being able to play by ear or join a jam on guitar. But with Jonas’s patient teaching and encouragement, he soon had me doing both. He is excellent at demonstrating multiple ways to play things so everyone can participate. His classes are a blast!”
“Jonas is a great teacher who tailors his methods to each students needs and strengths. And, he is a warm and encouraging human!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.