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Surry CC Offering Classes for Music Fans in April

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Whether you're more interested in making music or simply dancing to it, Surry Community College is offering several classes involving music in April.

A String Band class will be held on Tuesdays, April 9 through May 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Elkin Heritage Center, 257 Standard St., Elkin. Students will receive basic instruction in guitar, mandolin, and bass in an open jam setting. No playing experience is necessary. Instruction will focus on basic chords and strumming patterns. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to back up fiddle tunes and vocal songs. Students need to bring a working instrument, preferably with new strings, picks, and a tuner. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $80 are required.

Beginner Mandolin lessons will be offered on Tuesdays, April 9 through May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elkin Heritage Center, 257 Standard St., Elkin.Students will learn the basic mandolin chords and strumming patterns as well as how to play lead melodies by ear. By the end of the course, each student should have the skills to play basic Old Time, Celtic, Bluegrass tunes and continue playing on their own with others in a jam setting. Students will need their own working mandolins, picks and tuners. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $80 are required.

Beginner Claw-Hammer Banjo class will be held on Tuesdays, April 9 through May 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Students will learn the basic techniques and practice for playing the banjo in the old-time claw-hammer style. An emphasis will be placed on learning to play the banjo by ear. Students must provide their own working banjo and a tuner. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $80 are required.

Beginner Fiddle class will be held on Tuesdays, April 9 through May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in two locations: The Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin and The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. In this class, students will learn the basic techniques and practice for playing the fiddle in the old-time style. An emphasis will be placed on learning to play the fiddle by ear. Students must provide their own working fiddle, bow, and tuner. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $80 are required.

Line Dance class will be held each Thursday, April 4 through April 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. There's no need to feel left out at weddings and other parties when you can easily learn all the latest line dances in this fun, four-week course with Instructor Pat Adkins. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $35 are required.

Shag Dance lessons will be offered on Thursdays, April 4 through April 25 from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. With several venues in the area for outdoor concerts and shagging, you won't regret learning the quintessential summer dance of the Carolinas in this engaging course. The class is suitable for those of all levels. Partners are encouraged, but not required. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $35 are required.

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, call (336) 386-3618. Keep up with all the Personal Enrichment classes at SCC by following on Facebook @surrypersonalenrichment.

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