Alan Epstein has played mandolin and sung in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York since the 1970s. A certified Wernick Method jam teacher since 2012, he has taught at camps around the country and hosts jam classes in New York state. Alan excels at helping students master both mandolin and bluegrass fundamentals, giving them the confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences.

 

Alan has great skill in using individual student's capabilities as a tool to help everyone progress. He provides constant feedback on progress and techniques, and provides practice suggestions to improve playing abilities.
Awesome class Alan! Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone even more and for all your support and knowledge!!
Alan is a fantastic instructor!
Awesome class Alan! Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone even more and for all your support and knowledge!!
Alan was confident, relaxed, encouraging. Couldn't ask for better!
Alan is an awesome teacher. He provides encouragement, patience and the freedom to make mistakes in learning, and a judgement free zone.
Alan clearly has lots of experience working with beginners and his love of the music comes through in his classes.
I have taken classes from Alan before. I continue to take them because of his excellent instruction. It's fun and aways new.
Alan has such a great manner in his presentation and explanation. He pushes to get the most out of everybody.

Glens Falls, NY

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