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Jamuary or Jam-uary: 

Austin Scelzo hosts a weekend of jam instruction using the Wernick Method, an inventive and time-tested pedagogy designed to build or improve confidence making music with others! All Bluegrass Instruments, all skill levels welcome. Hands-on learning in large and small groups. Understanding, low-pressure, experienced teaching from a certified teacher. Experienced Jammers are given extra challenges and can be grouped together. Make music with friends, make friends with music!"

Jan 13-15, 2024

The Ashokan Center

Olivebridge, NY


Jam-uary or Jamuary at the Ashokan Center
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-All bluegrass instruments welcome.
No jamming experience necessary.
You will be jamming in the first class!
Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
Hands-on learning in large and small groups
Gentle tempos!  Mistakes expected!
Music/tab reading not needed or used.
Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
Do you qualify?  It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam. Only requirements - be able to:
Tune your instrument and
Change smoothly between G, C, D, and A (or the notes that work on bass and fiddle)

I'll be assisted by  Scott Hopkins (Banjo) Matt Curley (Bass) Christian Apuzzo (guitar) Liz Wolf (Guitar)

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Price includes  all classes and jams, lodging and meals not included.

Click Here for Camp Tuition and Registration

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(subject to change)

Schedule JAMUARY Jam-uary
Jam-uary or Jamuary at the Ashokan Center
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