Appalachian Evening Music winter program enrollment is now underway

UPSTATE — Would you like to learn how to play the guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin? Enrollment is now underway for the Appalachian Evening Music Program. The winter session will begin the week of Monday, Dec. 7, at various locations. The enrollment period is open now and will run through Thursday, Dec. 10.

The program is open to students from third grade through adults of all ages. It is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music with the guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin. The cost is $60 for a six-week session and $25 for instrument rental, if needed.

Anyone interested in signing up for this new session should contact one of the following program directors:

Easley: Tuesday nights at the First Baptist Church. Contact: Susan Ware-Snow, 864-979-9188 or

Greenville (downtown): Thursday nights at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Contact: Susan Ware-Snow, 864-979-9188 or

Pickens: Monday & Thursday nights at the Pickens Community Center. Contact: Steve McGaha, 864-283-4871 or

Salem: Monday nights at the Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers Studio. Contact: Sharon Payne, 864-888-7916 or

Six Mile: Monday nights. Contact: Jan Nations, 864-608-3171 or

Walhalla: Various nights at the Oconee Heritage Center. Contact: Jennifer Moss, 864-638-2224 or

The Evening Music Program is sponsored by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music Inc. (POSAM), a charitable non-profit organization.