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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David Van Deventer

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"Fiddlin'" Dave" Deventer has been playing the fiddle and teaching for 30+ years. He is a member of Furnace Mountain and the Wood Shedders. David toured many years

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Fiddle, banjo

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Vickie Vaughn

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Hi, I’m Vickie! I play in two established Bluegrass bands. One is more traditional (High Fidelity) than the other (Della Mae), both vocally and instrumentally. I also sing

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vocals and upright bass

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Mason Via

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I have experience teaching private lessons (all ages) as well as teaching with the local JAM program (Junior Appalachian Musicians). I have been an instructor at the Fingerlakes

Areas of Expertise

Guitar, Voice, Songwriting, Bass, Mandolin, Livestreaming, Music Theory, Flatfooting, Stage Presence, Live Sound Engineering, Studio Engineering (StudioOne), Producing

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Natalie Voelkner

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Natalie Voelker is a contemporary visual artist whose works include painting, drawing, mural, and installation art. Her work explores the psychological complexity of seemingly ordinary people, environments, and

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oil painting, acrylic painting, drawing, portraiture

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