Master Classes Offered Again at Bear

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:45pm to 2:45pm
The Vickery House

The 2015 Bear on the Square Master Classes will be held Sunday afternoon, April 19, in the Historic Vickery House, home of the Appalachian Studies Center at the University of North Georgia.

The Master Classes are taught by some of this area's top professional musicians and instructors who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience that they will share with their students. From these very intensive, concise and hands-on classes, students will come away with new skills and knowledge that they can instantly use in their own playing. The Master Classes, all of which are at the advanced beginner/intermediate skill level, all begin at 12:45 p.m. and last until 2:45 p.m. Here is the list of Master Classes:

              Old-Time Fiddle with John Grimm   ---  Sorry, the classis filled.
              Tony Rice Bluegrass Guitar with Curtis Jones   ----  Sorry, the class is filled.
              Old-Time Clawhammer Banjo with Tom Ryan
              Old-Time Rhythm Guitar with Pat Shields

On-line signup is closed, call Joe (see bottom of page) or come by the Vickory House on Sunday.

The Vickery House is located on West Main Street just two blocks south of the Gold Museum, which is on Dahlonega's Public Square.

The Master Classes sessions are being supported through sponsorships from the University of North Georgia and the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA).

Class size is very limited but affordable at only $20 per class, ensuring that students receive the best possibly learning experience. For an additional $10, students can purchase or renew a SEBA electronic membership and receive the organization's monthly newsletter, The SEBA Breakdown. This is 33 percent off the regular price of this membership.

Online registration for the Master Classes is encouraged, and more information can be obtained by contacting Joe Matteson, who is in charge of the Master Classes, at 706-319-2045 or

Bear on the Square Sponsors