Louisiana Folk Roots presents annual school of music

Lafayette - By popular demand, Louisiana Folk Roots will present its second annual School of Music, featuring superb musicians as instructors, and a variety of classes in fiddle, accordion, guitar and vocals.

The school will take place each Wednesday evening in September at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette.

Instructors at this year’s School of Music will be Mitch Reed and Jimmy Breaux of BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and Randy Vidrine of the Lafayette Rhythm Devils.

Here’s yet another great opportunity to for students to learn from some of the best musicians Louisiana has to offer. And building on the success of last year’s “LFR Presents The Mamou Playboys School of Music,” this year’s program will be geared to beginning students who want to be part of this exciting series.

The classes are designed for beginners with renowned musicians Mitch Reed, Jimmy Breaux and Randy Vidrine. They will be held Sept. 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night.

Events include:

•5:30 - 6:45 p.m.: Fiddle from Scratch with Mitch Reed

•Cajun Accordion from Scratch with Jimmy Breaux

•Beginning Cajun Guitar with Randy Vidrine

•6:45-7 p.m.: Break

•7-8:15 p.m.: Fiddle Seconding with Mitch Reed

•Zydeco Accordion from Scratch with Jimmy Breaux

•Beginning Cajun Vocals with Randy Vidrine

Cost is $40 for the entire series ($30 for members of Friends of Louisiana Folk Roots). If you want to attend one or two classes, the cost will be $15 per individual on a space available basis ($10 for members of Friends of LFR)

Space is limited, so pre-registration is strongly recommended. Last year’s event filled up quickly, and this year’s school will be just as popular.

For more information or to register, contact LFR at (337) 234-8360 or e-mail info@lafolkroots.org.

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