Fiddlers’ Gathering provides free music lessons for kids

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering is giving back to the community to help students learn how to play traditional music for free.

The event has helped raise donations for Tippecanoe Art Federation’s After School Arts Program. The program offers free after school music lessons to students at the TAF building.

Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering president Howard Clark volunteers each school year to teach students how to play the banjo. He said it is amazing how interested students are to learning how to play.

“Playing an old-time banjo is difficult for people to pick up,” said Clark. “The kids pick it up right away, and it’s just amazing their wide open to learning at that age”

A group of the students from the After School Arts Program will be playing at the festival. The group will be on stage Saturday, June 27 at noon.

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