Fred Staunton was first taken by bluegrass in 1980 while attending the Skyline Bluegrass Festival in WV, seeing and hearing John Hartford and the Osborne Brothers. Twenty years later he was playing electric and acoustic guitar in a worship band at church.

Fred took up banjo in the early 2010s, playing in a group from his church playing Bluegrass arrangements of gospel hymns at nursing homes and various church events. He’s looking forward to sharing the Wernick Method for bluegrass jamming with like-minded pickers in the Columbus OH area.

“Fred promotes a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where players can relax and have fun making music together.”
“I learn something new every time. He makes learning fun.”
“Fred is an excellent and supportive teacher and he always made the class fun, interesting and informative.”
“Fred is good at bringing the best out in people and a kind and encouraging way.”

Reynoldsburg, OH

Fred's Classes