When: Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1 & 8; 7:30-9:00pm
Where: Private home in Bethesda, MD**
Cost: $100 for 4 sessions
** Pre-registered participants will receive an email a few days before the first session with the address for Rachel's home, parking instructions, etc. Please be sure to use an email address to register that you check regularly! The location is near the intersection of River Rd & Little Falls Pkwy in Bethesda, MD. **
Join us to experience the joy of jamming and playing music with others! This class will focus on playing traditional fiddle tunes from Appalachia in an ensemble setting. This particular class will be geared toward intermediate players (this will be the 3rd round of mostly the same participants). If you are at more of a beginner level, please join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be notified when the next new/beginner session happens. The class will be taught by ear, and will address how to listen as to improve ones ability to learn by ear. Fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, harmonicas, cellos and bass welcome! Class is limited to 12 participants.
Rachel Eddy was born and raised in rural WV just south of Morgantown, where her musical family inspired her to play and sing as a little girl. She grew up listening to local fiddlers, her father among them, going to old-time festivals, and attending square dances. The old-time bug bit her early in life and Rachel now performs and teaches full-time on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. Over the years, she has had the honor of sharing stages, workshops and recording sessions with the likes of Tim O’Brien, Erynn Marshall, Dirk Powell, Adam Hurt, Rayna Gellert, Russ Barenberg, Bruce Molsky, Mark Schatz, and a month long tour in Germany with the g’earls from Uncle Earl!