Fiddle & Pick
The building that houses the Musical Heritage Center in Pegram was a com- munity staple for many years before becoming The Fiddle & Pick . On Sep- tember 21, 2007, a major remodeling renovation began on the structure at 456 Hwy. 70. The “Grand Ole Open- ing” of the Musical Heritage Center was held on April 4, 2008. Director and music educator Gretchen Priest-May previously managed The Violin Shop School of Fiddling in Nashville. She had a 14-year client base before taking on the challenge of renovating the build-
jazz. Classical, country and modern music styles are offered as well. Fiddle & Pick has a monthly calendar with a schedule of “jams” that are enjoyed by the public. Participants and specta- tors are welcomed. Current jams are: Irish Sessions, Jazz Night, Old-time Jam Night, Slowjammers’ Night and Kids Jam night. Students and families enjoy playing themed concerts, such as the Hoedown Show, Celtic Show and vari- ous holiday performances.
ing and starting a music center. She en- visioned The Center to have a focus in three main areas: music education, mu- sic history and musical performance. MHC is a place where all ages can learn from Nashville professional musicians teaching private lessons on a variety of instruments, and hosts group classes. Each instructor has different areas of expertise and teaches many styles of music, including a focus on traditional music such as Irish or Celtic; Appala- chian or old-time; and bluegrass and
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