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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levi rainwater

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My name is Levi Rainwater. I am from the Cayuga tribe in New York. I was born in New York but have been living in North Carolina for

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Native American Flute

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Mitch Reed

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Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist, traditional music instructor, and storyteller Mitch Reed was born in Bayou Vista, Louisiana and raised in Lafayette by musicians and storytellers from Mamou. When

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Cajun and Creole fiddle and traditions

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Jim Robertson

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Jim Robertson started playing guitar during the folk music boom of the 60s. Prior to that his parents gave him a Hohner Marine Band harmonica. At age 16

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Trad. strings: banjos, mandolin family, guitar, fiddle,whistle, bagpipes, bass,

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