Instructor: Deborah Payne

Deborah Payne is a fiddler from Berea, KY. She carries many years of teaching music to students of all ages and is known for helping build comfort and confidence in students who are just picking up an instrument for the first time. Deborah's experience playing in old time, bluegrass, and folk dance bands has taken her to festivals across the US as well as internationally to Ireland, Denmark, Japan, and China. Deborah currently plays in a band with Sam Gleaves, a duo celebrating the traditions of Appalachian music.