Appalachian music lessons now enrolling around Upstate

UPSTATE — Would you like to learn how to play the guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin? New students are being accepted and enrollment is now underway for the winter session of the Appalachian Evening Music Program. The next session will begin the week of Monday, Jan. 26.

This program is open to students from 3rd grade through adults of all ages. It is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music with the guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. The cost is $60 for a six-week session and if needed, instrument rental is available for $25 for the six-week session.

The enrollment period will run through Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Anyone interested in signing up for this new session should contact one of the following program directors:

Dacusville: Monday nights at the Community Center. Contact: Amanda Bauknight (864-420-5736 or

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 Senior Center. Contact: Steve McGaha (864-283-4871 or

Salem: Thursday nights at the Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers Studio. Contact: Sharon Payne ( or 864-985-2171/Loretta).

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. For more information on the Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM) program, visit, Facebook: “YAM (Young Appalachian Musicians)”, or contact Betty McDaniel (director) at (864) 878-4257 or