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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Mac Traynham

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66 years young. I have been an advocate for the traditional ‘sound’ of old-time music as found in music of the original mountain people of the Blue Ridge

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Traditional style Clawhammer banjo, Old-time fiddle, guitar, and old-time harmonica

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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

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

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

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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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Chris Whitley

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Chris started his musical journey growing up watching his father and grandad play, which sparked his interest in music from a young age. Chris went on to study

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Reggae piano, music production, song writing

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Phil Wiggins

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Phil Wiggins is a versatile harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He plays the diatonic ten-hole harmonica

Areas of Expertise

Blues Harmonica. Also blues composition, singing, and history

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Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams)

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Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams) offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Released August 25th 2017 on Gearbox Records,

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Songwriting, Upright Bass, Guitar, Performance

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Jacob Wright

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I am a professional banjo player who works for the iconic Bluegrass musician, Larry Sparks. I offer online lessons as well and always enjoy meeting new students and

Areas of Expertise

Banjo and guitar lessons

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Melissa Wright

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I am a singer, songwriter, and performer currently located in Harpers Ferry, WV. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, I became a member of a duo called

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Voice, Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Early Country Music

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