DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS, BLUEFIELD COLLEGE HAS POSTPONED ALL CAMPUS EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THESE EVENTS WILL BE OFFERED AT LATER DATES.

Songwriting 1

Songwriting I, taught by David Pedde (worshipmentor.com), is for beginning to intermediate songwriters looking to start or kick-start their songwriting craft. Foundational elements of music will be unpacked including, compositional technique, form study, melody & lyric construction, and harmonic & rhythmic treatment. Each student will receive coaching in various musical styles, with each class comprised of lectures and song performances with instructor/peer evaluations. The final class will include public song presentations in an open-mic setting.

Dates and Times

Four Weekends (Friday 6 to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM)

. January 24-25

. February 28-29

. March 13-14

. April 3-4

Ages
16+
Instructor
David Pedde M.W.S., Director of the Center for the Worship Arts
Cost
$250 plus a $25 registration fee

Private Lessons in the Old-Time, Traditional Appalachian Music Style

Classes will focus on the fiddle and banjo tunes (with songs, in some cases) that comprised the traditional music repertory of the Central & southern Appalachian region prior to the advent of radio and recorded music. Instruction in the traditional style is available for fiddle, banjo, and guitar accompaniment. Mandolin players interested in the old fiddle tunes are welcome, too!

Instruction will be by Ron Mullennex. Ron has played the music for over 50 years, having learned directly from the older generation of fiddlers and banjo players in West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. He has won numerous contest awards, taught many times at the Augusta Heritage Workshops at Davis & Elkins College, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tazewell County Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention. His music is featured on several anthologies as well as his own and the band “Gandydancers” recordings. His music and influence have been discussed in a “Banjo Newsletter” article (April 1999) by Bates Littlehale.

   

Dates and Times

TBD

Ages
All ages
Instructor
Ron Mullennex
Cost
TBD

Private Music Lessons

Lessons available for bass, banjo, drums, flute, guitar, harp, mandolin, piano, trumpet, violin, recorder, and voice.

Dates and Times
30-minute lessons.  Dates and times are determined by student and instructor.
Ages
All Ages
Instructors

Linda Flowers, Alandra Blume Hinkle, Vince Lewis, Staley Lyle, Dr. John Moir, Dr. Charles Priest, and Laurel Thompson

Cost
$110.00 for five lessons or $190.00 for 10 lessons, plus a $25.00 registration fee (due only once per academic year).

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Bluefield College FACS
3000 College Avenue
Bluefield, VA 24605

These fees must be received before the start of the class, lesson, or workshop.  Checks are to be made payable to Bluefield College/FACS.  Major credit cards are accepted.  Register here or call 276.326.4215 to pay by credit card.