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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Josh Baca

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The future of the “Tex-Mex” ,accordion rests firmly in the hands of accordion wizard, Josh Baca. The Albuquerque, New Mexico native was born into a musical family. His

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Tex Mex accordion

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Kerfala Bangoura

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Born in Conakry, Guinea, master drummer and dancer Kerfala Bangoura began his professional career in 1990. He has performed with numerous private ballets in Guinea, including the Macaca

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West African Drum and Dance

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Jenny Bardwell

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I am a baker and historian for naturally fermented breads. Have taught many in-person classes on Salt rising bread and sourdough. Glad to teach anyone interested in learning

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Salt Rising Bread

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Eddie Bond

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Old-time fiddling thrives in Grayson County, Virginia, which many consider the musical heart of Southwestern Virginia and Appalachian old-time music. It is from here that one of the

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Old Time Fiddle

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Junious Brickhouse

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Junious “House” Brickhouse is an internationally established educator, choreographer and cultural preservationist with over 30 years of experience in Urban Dance Culture. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, his

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Urban Dance Education ( Hip Hop, House Dance, Locking, Popping, Groove)

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Mark C Campbell

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I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and started learning tunes of Virginia and West Virginia starting in the late 60s. I spent summers traveling to

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Older styles of bowing. West Vriginia, Virginia, North Carolina, North Georgia, Ed Haley tunes.

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Brenda Castles

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Brenda Castles comes from a rich tradition of music in Co. Meath, having learned concertina from Rena Traynor (née Crotty) and concertina maestro, Mícheál Ó'Raghallaigh. She has several

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Irish music on anglo concertina

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Tina Chancey

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I'm the director of Hesperus, an early/traditional music group incorporated in 1979 that currently performs live early music scores to classic silent films, such as the Mark of

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Early music, improvisation, musical skills

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Jack Dunlap

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Jack Dunlap has made a name for himself playing mandolin in the D.C. area. Formerly of the trio Bud's Collective, Jack has worked alongside past and present members

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Mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, music theory, composition and arrangement

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Michael Ellis

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I am a career educator and artist, currently a core faculty member (Illustration) at Southwest University of Visual Arts in Albuquerque, NM. I have an active gallery art

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Digital art and illustration (Adobe Creative Suite; Procreate); Drawing fundamentals; Intermediate and advanced drawing; Design (2D & 3D); comics; creative thinking and concept development

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