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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Shyam Nepali

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I am a hereditary Gandharva musician from Nepal, and my father and grandfather played for royal court of Nepal. I have 30 year long career playing and teaching

Areas of Expertise

Nepali Sarangi (fiddle), Nepali Percussion, Nepali Tugna (banjo), Nepali Bansuri (bamboo flute), Indian Sargam (solfege)

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Donna Ray Norton

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DONNA RAY NORTON is from the Madison County community of Sodom Laurel, home to what is arguably the most famous tradition of ballad singing in the Appalachian mountains.

Areas of Expertise

Traditional Appalachian Balladry

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Cristina Hoyos Nunez

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I am an Artist from Ibague, Colombia, teaching arts for many years to different types of audiences. My expertise in mixed media paintings, acrylics, watercolors, oil paintings, using

Areas of Expertise

Visual Artist.

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