Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method

Cumberland, RI at Blackstone River Theatre

549 Broad Street, Cumberland RI 02864

April 8, 2023

Saturday, 11:30am-5pm, preceding the Rock Hearts concert at 8pm

Tuition: $80

$80 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.


Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps and over time picked up all the bluegrass instruments along with singing, songwriting, and jamming. While enjoying four years as a middle school music teacher. Austin’s bluegrass journey began with CT-based groups The Angry O’Haras and On the Trail, on fiddle and vocals. Now performing with The Rock Hearts, respected New England bluegrass veterans, he is active in the bluegrass community, creating and managing the Bluegrass Coffeehouse performance venue, hosting jams, and launching the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method

Norwalk, CT at Temple Shalom

259 Richards Avenue, Norwalk CT 06850

April 1, 2023

Saturday, 10am-4pm

Tuition: $80

$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.

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Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps and over time picked up all the bluegrass instruments along with singing, songwriting, and jamming. While enjoying four years as a middle school music teacher.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Ed Harvey Using the Wernick Method

Fort Collins, CO at Spring Canyon Park

2626 West Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins CO 80525 (shelter next to tennis courts)

May 20, 2023

Saturday, 9am-5pm

Tuition: $95

$10 off through April 20; $10 off for Ed’s returning Wernick Method students; discounts can be combined. $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.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method*

Norwalk, CT at Temple Shalom

259 Richards Avenue, Norwalk CT 06850

February 11, 2023

Saturday, 10am-5pm preceding the Nefesh Mountain Concert

Tuition: $90

$5 off through Feb 2. $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.


Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps and over time picked up all the bluegrass instruments along with singing, songwriting, and jamming. While enjoying four years as a middle school music teacher. Austin’s bluegrass journey began with CT-based groups The Angry O’Haras and On the Trail, on fiddle and vocals. Now performing with The Rock Hearts, respected New England bluegrass veterans, he is active in the bluegrass community, creating and managing the Bluegrass Coffeehouse performance venue, hosting jams, and launching the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by KC Groves using the Wernick Method*

Lyons, CO at The Lyons Farmette

4121 Ute Highway, Lyons CO 80540 (Rt. 66 east side of Lyons before downtown)

January 28, 2023

Saturday, 12:30-5:00pm

Tuition: $100

$10 off for KC’s private studio students and her previous WM students. $50 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Leslie Dare & Susan West using the Wernick Method*

Nashville, NC at a private residence

January 7, 2023

Saturday, 10am-5pm

Tuition: $60

$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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Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method*

Monclair, NJ at the Union Congregational Church

176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

February 4, 2023

Saturday,10am-4pm

Tuition: $80

$10 off through Jan 4. $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.


Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps and over time picked up all the bluegrass instruments along with singing, songwriting, and jamming. While enjoying four years as a middle school music teacher. Austin’s bluegrass journey began with CT-based groups The Angry O’Haras and On the Trail, on fiddle and vocals. Now performing with The Rock Hearts, respected New England bluegrass veterans, he is active in the bluegrass community, creating and managing the Bluegrass Coffeehouse performance venue, hosting jams, and launching the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.

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Holiday Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Austin Scelzo using the Wernick Method*

Bethel, CT at Note Kitchen

227 Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT 06801

December 17, 2022

Saturday, 11am-2pm

Tuition: $45

  • Lunch on your own after the class.
  • A “Holiday Jam Songbook” will be provided, and standard bluegrass jam songs will be ringing through air as well!
  • Holiday attire encouraged!

$10 off through Dec 10.… More Info!

Holiday Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Gilbert Nelson using the Wernick Method*

Charlotte, NC at Durham Memorial Baptist Church

1601 Toddville Road, Charlotte NC 28214

December 10, 2022

Saturday, 1-5pm

Tuition: FREE!

You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

Assisted by Leigh Nelson

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Holiday Bluegrass Jam Class

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Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*

Sorry to say that this class has been canceled. Please check out Larry’s 2023 camps. You can also see our other class offerings, and request to get on our mailing list to be notified of other opportunities in your area.

Mt. Juliet, TN at a private residence

December 10, 2022

Saturday, 10am-4pm

Tuition: $75

$25 deposit holds your spot. You will be sent the full set of student materials as soon as you register.

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