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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Brian Parker

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Hi! I'm a Virginia-based recording artist, born and raised in Hampton, VA. I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Recorded Music in

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Music production, songwriting, guitar, percussion

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Trevor Pietsch

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Trevor Pietsch is a Richmond, Virginia based musician who has performed with a variety of different groups and styles from folk to fusion to heavy rock on both

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Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Double Bass

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Jared Pool

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Jared Pool is a multi-instrumentalist from Richmond, VA who currently plays mandolin with legendary flatpicker, Larry Keel and teaches locally. From an early age, Jared grew up immersed

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Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory

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Reid Poole

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Born and raised in Fountain, Colorado, Reid Poole is happy to be an active bandleader, freelance musician, as well as an educator in the great city of New

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Trumpet, Improvisation, Music Theory (basic to advance)

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