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 10-12, 2023
Monday/Tuesday, 9am-5pm; Wednesday 1pm-9pm*
*Includes (optional) Wednesday night short performance at the Open Mic Tent
$10 off thru June 10, 2023. Unlimited $10 referral discounts; contact Scott if you recruit others to register. 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.
Scholarship: A scholarship is available that covers full tuition. Individuals under 25 and service veterans are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should provide their age, instrument(s) played, experience and goals in bluegrass, and a short statement of their financial need. Applications should be sent directly to Scott Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by May 1, 2023. All applicants will be notified by May 8, 2023.
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.
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