Surry Community College will continue to offer its beginner mandolin class taught by Caroline Beverley with two new sessions during the fall semester.
Students will learn the basic mandolin chords and strumming patterns, as well as learn 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 and bluegrass tunes and continue playing on their own with others in a jam setting. Students will need their own working mandolins, picks and tuners.
Sign up for the class session held on Aug. 16 through Oct. 11 in Room J-103 of Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St. or enroll in the session held Oct. 18 through Dec. 6 in Room 108 of the Elkin Center, 1461 North Bridge St., Elkin. Both classes will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Advance registration and payment of $79 class fee are required.
Fiddle and old time banjo lessons for beginners may also be available. For questions and registration, call (336) 386-3398.