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Emily Wilhelm, Instructor

Emily graduated from Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, where she earned her degree in Culinary Arts. The program at CCCC is avant-garde, it’s focus is less on the classic techniques in cooking and more on the new age of food, using a sustainable mindset in the kitchen.… Read the rest

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Emily Wilhelm, Instructor

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Jeff Dotson & Francisco Plaza, Instructors

Jeff Dotson has a background not only in dome construction, but also in mountaineering, sailing, team development trainings, world travel, mainframe computer programing, and home construction.  Presently, his main skill areas revolve around raising a young daughter and son in a beautiful old Chatham forest.… Read the rest

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Fuz Sanderson, Instructor

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Fuz Sanderson is an endangered species biologist,  Earthskills teacher, musician and storyteller. He has over 25 years experience as a wilderness instructor, naturalist, and research biologist for organizations such as 4H, National Wildlife Federation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, US Forest Service, US Park Service, and the Green River Preserve.

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Cara O’Connell, Instructor

Cara has been whittling and working with wood for many years, having developed an carainterest in wood working when she was a child. She fondly remembers a “jolly old carpenter named Bobby Carpenter who wore overalls and played the fiddle” as her earliest influence.… Read the rest

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Will Ridenour, Instructor

Will Ridenour is a musician from Greensboro, NC specializing in percussion styles from
willriddenouraround the world. Since 1994, Will has been teaching, performing, and studying in the United States, Mali, Senegal, and Sweden, and has appeared in 40 states and 28 countries worldwide.… Read the rest

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Thanks for Signing Up!

Thanks for registering for Sing Your Heart Out Vocal Workshop on March 11, 2017.

Click HERE to make your $30 suggested donation in advance. Donation not required for attendance.

You may email Marie at jmvbeck@aol.com with any questions. See you on March 11th!… Read the rest

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Marie Vanderbeck, Instructor

marietrioMarie Vanderbeck has been singing professionally for many years – Old Country, Blues, Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Appalachian – to name a few of her styles. Her voice is her instrument and she fine tunes it to be soft and sensuous or loud and sassy.… Read the rest

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John W. Vanderheyden, Instructor

John & Gail Vanderheyden. Photo by Elizabeth Larson

John & Gail Vanderheyden. Photo by Elizabeth Larson

John recently retired from a 35+ year career with Verizon Communications doing internal computer work. He chose to move to North Carolina from Washington D.C. because of the natural beauty of the state, and the Piedmont in particular due to easy access to both the mountains and seashore.… Read the rest

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Jaime Coggins, Class Instructor

Jaime Coggins received her degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2002 and has taught on various levels and practiced art for the last 18 years. After graduating, she taught as a Visiting Artist at UNCG and opened a Community Art Gallery and Studio (The Space) to present developing artists’ works.… Read the rest

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