Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the livelihoods of artists, TRAIN connects interested students of all skill levels with a diverse range of master musicians, craftspeople, and tradition bearers offering online instructional opportunities. Start your lessons today!

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Rayna Gellert

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Rayna Gellert grew up in a musical family, and has spent most of her life immersed in the sounds of rural stringband music, heartfelt gospel songs, and old

Areas of Expertise

old-time fiddle

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Rick Godley

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I enjoy helping others realize & reach their potential through music. I am a drummer and educator for over 35 years. I teach drum lessons six days a

Areas of Expertise

Drum set, Snare drum

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Justin Golden

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Since 2016, I have been an instructor of Piedmont Blues Guitar at Augusta Heritage Center's Blues and Swing Week at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia. Bio---

Areas of Expertise

Piedmont Blues and Gospel Guitar, Travis Picking, Aural Training

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*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.