Photo by Kim Kobersmith
Photo by Erica Chambers


Join us for the second annual Singing Bird Music School (July 31, August 1 &2, 2019) in Berea, the folk arts and crafts capital of Kentucky!  Musicians of all experience levels (age 10 and up) are welcome to participate in three days of hands-on classes in old time fiddle, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass banjo, guitar, flatfoot dancing, and singing led by exceptional teaching artists. The school welcomes beginning musicians. No previous experience playing a stringed instrument is required. A limited number of scholarships and work study positions will be available to assist with registration costs (if you are interested in applying for a scholarship or work study position, please contact us at Educators participating in the school will receive certificates of participation for professional learning credit.  Come join us and enjoy three days of fun and new musical friendships centered around old time Appalachian music, song and dance. 

Registration is open now!  See this link to register online or call Berea Tourism at 800-598-5263.

The first annual Singing Bird Music School was a resounding success!  Thanks to Kim Kobersmith and the Richmond Register for this brilliant article:

The Singing Bird Music School is presented by the Berea Festival of Learnshops, a Berea Tourism program. The Festival of Learnshops 
invites folks to grow their creative side and join outstanding professional artists and master craftspeople to experience practically any art form you can imagine. To learn more, please visit the Berea Tourism website.  

This event is supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society. To learn more, visit the CDSS website: 

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