Kristin Scott & Wayne Benson are both certified Wernick Method teachers. Kristin is 4-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year and known for her taste, timing, and tone, and for being a true team player. One of the first females to work in a top-tier bluegrass band, The Grascals, she has performed on The Tonight Show, The Talk, almost 200 times on the Grand Ole Opry, and in concerts for two U.S. Presidents.

Wayne is 5-time SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and in addition to full-time performing with IIIrd Tyme Out he records, freelances, and teaches online and in-person lessons.

“Kristin has a genuine warmth that makes you try hard and lures you into believing “I can do this.””
“I was intimidated by Kristin’s talent but from the first, she truly welcomed me.”
“Wayne is my favorite mandolin player and I soon found that he’s as good at teaching as he is playing.”
“Her easy nature and quick wit had me completely at ease. I am somehow left with a previously unknown desire to practice.”
“Wayne immediately put me at ease. He has a very calm manner and it’s easy to tell he spends his days teaching.”

Boiling Springs, SC

Kristin & Wayne's Classes