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Family Program: Explore Steel Guitar


1:30-2:15 pm

45 Min

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Few instruments epitomize the sound of traditional country music more than the steel guitar. Musician-educators Adam Ollendorff and Robin Ruddy will provide background information about the steel guitar family as they explore the sounds of lap steel, pedal steel, and dobro. Guests will be invited to try out some techniques on the instruments following the presentation. Ollendorff has appeared on recordings by Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood, and Ruddy has performed with Vince Gill, Ray Stevens, and Rod Stewart. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Offered in support of the exhibition Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, presented by City National Bank. Taylor Swift Education Center. Limited seating. Included with Museum admission. Free to Museum members.

Free Admission for Local Youth

Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.


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Taylor Swift Education Center

222 Rep. John Lewis Way S
Nashville, TN 37203
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