Learning Express: Nashville

How great would it be to study, explore and earn educational credits all in the same weekend in

Music City USA?

Learning Express let's you do just that!


The Sounds of Nashville:
A City's Music, Past & Present

Nashville's connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City USA has been a constant for the past 200 years.  In this course you’ll explore the events that established both Nashville's robust live music scene and its influential music industry.  You’ll visit places where songwriters, artists, producers, and musicians from all decades and genres left their mark.   (Your tuition includes admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Historic RCA Studio B where music giants like Elvis recorded.)

You’ll discover how Nashville thrives today all the while experiencing a city where music is written, recorded, and performed every single day.  In Nashville, music isn't just part of the culture, it is the culture.

Your instructor:  Jenny Casey is a fan of music and Music City. A singer-songwriter, tour guide, former school teacher, and mother of four, she's performed all around Nashville, the US, and overseas. Her musical experience includes doing session work in studios to live comedy improv songwriting, and just about everything in between. She loves Nashville, and continually enjoys learning and sharing its musical history with people from all around the world.

Jenny Casey

Jenny Casey

This was by far the best course I have been on. Nashville was always a dream for me and it came true . . . Our teacher Jenny was so knowledgeable about Nashville and the music is amazing!
— Talia (an au pair from South Africa)

When will this course be offered?

  • Course dates for the rest of 2019 will be announced shortly

What’s the class schedule?


  • Class begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Class will be held on the campus of Tennessee State University - Avon Williams (Downtown).

  • Learning will take place in the classroom.


  • Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

  • Learning will take place both in the classroom and during field trips around the city with your teacher.


  • Class begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

  • Learning will take place both in the classroom and during field trips around the city with your teacher.

How much is tuition and what does it include?

You have the option to take the course with or without accommodations.

Please note that neither the cost of airfare to/from Nashville nor transportation to/from Nashville’s airport to downtown is included in either option.

How many credit hours will I earn?

Upon successful completion of the course you’ll earn 36 credit hours.

Please click here for additional information about classes and the city of Nashville.