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The growing list of Wernick Method teachers is active in 42 states and 11 countries on three continents. If you don't see a class near you currently taking registrations, we invite you to contact teachers near you to ask about their next class ! Some classes take place on weekends, including at bluegrass festivals, so check with teachers at any location within your possible travel range.

Alabama

  • Larry Kernagis, Auburn ( email )

Alaska

Arizona

  • Mark Miracle, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Casa Grande ( email )
  • Rick Sparks, Flagstaff ( email )

Arkansas

  • Jeanette Curry, Rogers ( email )

California

  • Andy Lentz, Oaklan, Davis ( email )
  • Devitt Feeley, Hermosa Beach ( email )
  • Dustin Brown, Reseda ( email )
  • John David, Glendale, Victorville, Ojai ( email )
  • John Karsemeyer, Sonoma ( email )
  • Rick Sparks, Susanville, Plymouth ( email )
  • Rosemary Bridges, Paradise ( email )

Colorado

  • Chad Fisher, Fort Collins ( email )
  • KC Groves, Lyons ( email )
  • Kevin Slick, Louisville, Boulder, Lafayette ( email )
  • Joe Quesenberry, Grand Junction ( email )
  • Sue Coulter, Durango, Pueblo ( email )

Connecticut

  • Scott Wilkins, Danbury, Hebron ( email )

Delaware

  • Harry Gambrill, Wilmington ( email )
  • Heidi Olsen, Delaware Valley ( email )

District of Columbia

  • Ira Gitlin, Bethesda/Potomac/Laurel/Silver Spring ( email )

Florida

  • Gilbert Nelson, Palatka, St Petersburg ( email )
  • Larry Kernagis, Cocoa Beach ( email )

Georgia

  • Damon Postle, Athens ( email )
  • Gilbert Nelson, Jekyll Island, Lincolnton ( email )
  • Jim "Duck" Adkins, Marietta ( email )

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

  • Jeff Burke, Evanston, Berwyn ( email )

Indiana

  • Cindy Ward, Brook ( email )
  • Jeff Burke, Bean Blossom ( email )
  • Russell Paswater, Indianapolis, Lawrenceburg, Bloomington ( email )

Iowa

    Kansas

    Kentucky

    • Dave Howard, Louisville, Owensboro ( email )
    • Michelle Wallace, Morehead ( email )
    • Russell Paswater, Louisville ( email )

    Louisiana

      Maine

      • Dave Kiphuth, Eliot ( email )

      Maryland

      • Ira Gitlin, Bethesda/Potomac/Laurel/Silver Spring ( email )

      Massachusetts

      • Scott Wilkins, Middleborough/Northampton/Springfield/Watertown/Pembroke ( email )

      Michigan

      • Don Julin, Traverse City ( email )
      • Maggie Bilby, Jerome, Jackson, Grand Rapids ( email )

      Minnesota

      • Graham Sones, Waverly ( email )

      Mississippi

      Missouri

      • Jeff Elsloo, Kansas City ( email )
      • Jeremy Chapman, Springfield ( email )

      Montana

        Nebraska

        Nevada

        • Rick Sparks, Reno ( email )
        • Vera Vann-Wilson, Las Vegas ( email )
        • Larry Kernagis, Las Vegas ( email )

        New Hampshire

        • Ellen Carlson, Exeter ( email )
        • Bob Amos/Alan Epstein/Ellen Carlson, Colebrook ( email )

        New Jersey

        • Barry Mitterhoff, Scotch Plains, Rumson ( email )
        • Heidi Olsen, Manasquan ( email )
        • Scott Wilkins, Cherry Hill, Runnemede, Medford ( email )
        • Jimmy Heffernan, Medford ( email )

        New Mexico

        • Sue Coulter, Aztec ( email )

        New York

        • Alan Epstein, Cambridge, Glens Falls, Niskayuna ( email )
        • Bob Altschuler, Delmar (Albany area) ( email )
        • Mark Sunderwirth, New York City ( email )
        • Scott Wilkins, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Lindenhurst ( email )
        • Paul Dube, Oak Hill ( email )
        • Peter Mirando, Angola (Buffalo area) ( email )
        • Ron Perry, Rochester ( email )

        North Carolina

        • Buck Thrailkill, Fayetteville ( email )
        • Gilbert Nelson, Marion/Charlotte/Asheville/Cherokee/Shelby ( email )
        • Larry Kernagis, Maggie Valley ( email )
        • Allie Burbrink, Franklin ( email )

        North Dakota

        Ohio

        • Pat Carine, Dayton/Columbus/Cincinnati ( email )

        Oklahoma

        • Larry Kernagis, Oklahoma City ( email )

        Oregon

        • Joe Ross, Roseburg ( email )
        • Rick Sparks, Merrill ( email )

        Pennsylvania

        • Harry Gambrill, Ridley Park, Glenmoore ( email )
        • Patsy Kline, Lawn ( email )
        • Scott Wilkins, Scranton ( email )
        • Tom Adams, East Berlin ( email )

        Rhode Island

        • Paul Dube, Pawtucket ( email )

        South Carolina

        • Gilbert Nelson, Spartanburg/Greenville/Pickens/Pumpkintown/Myrtle Beach/Owings ( email )
        • Hazel Ketchum, Charleston ( email )
        • John Holenko, Charleston ( email )

        South Dakota

          Tennessee

          • Jodi Harbin, Powell ( email )
          • Keith Yoder, Knoxville ( email )
          • Jeff Burke, Nashville ( email )
          • Larry Kernagis, Mt. Juliet, Cookeville, Nashville ( email )
          • Perry Brake, Madisonville ( email )

          Texas

          • Jim Penson, Dallas ( email )
          • Rick Sparks, Dallas ( email )

          Utah

          • Ryan Tilby, St George ( email )
          • Tara Shupe, Salt Lake City ( email )

          Vermont

          • Bob Amos, St Johnsbury ( email )

          Virginia

          • Gilbert Nelson, Bristol ( email )
          • Ira Gitlin, Alexandria ( email )
          • Lynn Kelley, Virginia Beach ( email )
          • Sue Custer, Luray ( email )

          Washington

          • Cliff Perry, Seattle ( email )
          • Kelly Bogan, Spokane ( email )
          • Jon Epstein, Olympia ( email )
          • Rex Kerbs, Auburn ( email )

          West Virginia

          • Maggie Moore, Huntington, Parkersburg ( email )

          Wisconsin

          • Jon Peik, Wauwatosa ( email )

          Wyoming

          • Lynn Young, Buffalo, Sheridan ( email )

          Switzerland

          • Angelika Torrie ( email )

          Germany

          • Michael Jockel ( email )

          France

          • Gilles Rézard ( email )
          • Pierre Bastide ( email )

          Italy

          • Martino Coppo ( email )

          Great Britain

          Czech Republic

          Australia

          Canada

          • Tracy Lynn, Courtenay BC ( email )