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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Scott Hopkins using the Wernick Method*

Oak Hill, NY just prior to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Oak Hill Firehouse (near festival entrance), 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460

July 11-14, 2022

Monday/Tuesday, 9am-5pm; Wednesday 1pm-9pm*; Thursday 9am-1pm

*Includes (optional) Wednesday night short performance at the Open Mic Tent

Tuition: $300

$25 off through June 11. $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.

Assisted by
Ellen Carlson

Each student must submit either proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to start of camp. Instructions are provided upon registration.


Scott Hopkins 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’s students say:

“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.”
“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.”
“Scott kept things moving along at a comfortable pace.”
“Scott is an absolutely terrific musician, but he’s an even better instructor!”
“Scott blends just the right amount of silly with serious to create a learning experience that’s thorough AND fun!”
“I didn’t want the class to end!”

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