Sing and Strum: Traditional Folk Song with Guitar

Sing and Strum: Traditional Folk Song with Guitar with Susan Pepper

Singing while accompanying yourself can be fulfilling like nothing else--this class is designed to inspire you in this practice! Explore compelling Appalachian folk songs and ballads that sound good with guitar. ""Sing and strum"" will help you strengthen and gain confidence in your own singing voice, expand your folk song repertoire and also introduce you to traditional artists from Southern Appalachia and beyond. We will learn a few traditional songs at each weekly meeting and focus on singing technique. Instruction will be by ear. Lyric sheets with chords will be provided. Mixed level class, however students are encouraged to attend class knowing their basic chords in C, D, G, and A as well as a handful of songs.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 12 students. Registration closes on October 17, 2023. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Age Range

All Ages

Skill Level

All levels

Contact the Teacher

Send a direct message from the teacher's profile page with any questions you might have about the class.

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


Already signed up? Log In Here


The class will meet for four weekly 120-min live online sessions on Tuesdays at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 22:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on October 17.

Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recordings of the classes.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Sing and Strum: Traditional Folk Song with Guitar
Susan Pepper

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Susan Pepper on their Lessonface profile.

Susan Pepper

Susan Pepper

Susan Pepper teaches ballad workshops at regional and national venues including Youth Traditional Song Weekend, The John C. Campbell Folk School and the Virtual Banjo and Fiddle Frolic. She has performed ballads at the Library of Congress and is included in the Traditional Artists Directory of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Pepper worked extensively with traditional Old time and Bluegrass music programs for youth in the Appalachians and has vast experience teaching folk song, guitar and mountain dulcimer to children of all ages. Pepper has released 3 albums, The Prettiest Bird (2020), Hollerin’ Girl (2015) and her field recordings On the Threshold of a Dream (2009).  She...

Loading cart contents...
Load contents