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  • Pure Life Chapel 208 Clark Street LaGrange, GA, 30240 United States (map)

Beginners: 6 PM

Intermediate/Advanced: 7 PM

Weekly Old Time Jam: 8 PM

Raise a Ruckus 2018


  • Fiddle and Cello -- led by Callie Hammond

  • Guitar -- led by Nick Mayfield

  • Fee: $180

  • Registration deadline: Friday, June 1st

  • This eight-week summer series will end with a concert by the students held at Pure Life Studios on July 31st. Lessons for fiddle are taught by local violin/fiddle player, Callie Hammond and guitar is taught by Nick Mayfield. The series starts with a workshop on Sunday, June 3rd from 10 AM - 11:30 AM for all levels. The workshop will be taught by world-class fiddle player April Verch and world-class guitarist Alex Rubin. In addition to the Raise A Ruckus kick-off, The April Verch Band will be performing on Saturday, June 2nd.

The Raise A Ruckus classes are as follows:

  • Beginners: Tuesdays from 6 PM - 6:55 PM
  • Intermediate/Advanced: Tuesdays from 7 PM - 7:55 PM
  • Weekly Old Time Jam: Tuesdays 8 PM - 9:00 PM
  • $180.00 for April Verch / Alex Rubin Workshop and 8 sessions. The first 10 participants receive $10.00 off the admission of the Saturday, June 2nd concert with the April Verch Band.

Canadian Fiddle Styles:

This class will provide an overview of the various regional Canadian fiddle styles and explore what makes each of them unique. Participants will learn to play at least one tune distinctive to each style and apply the bowing patterns and ornamentation techniques that correspond to regional Canadian fiddle styles. Tunes will be taught "by ear”, please feel free to bring your recording device and lots of questions, as the class will be tailored to suit your needs and requests. We will be mindful of keeping with the roots of this tradition - getting together to make music and have a great time in a relaxed, social environment. 

Guitar This class will cover all things guitar, from Flatpicking and improvising solos to accompaniment and arrangements of bluegrass and old-time music! We will discuss guitar technique and tone, learning music "by ear", how to improve your musical memory and provide the tools and inspiration to overcome any plateau.

Earlier Event: June 2
April Verch Band