Appalachian Music Program enrollment now underway for first summer session

COUNTY — Would you like to learn how to play the guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin? Enrollment is now underway for the summer session of the Appalachian Music Program, which will begin the week of Monday, June 13, at various locations.

The enrollment period will run through Thursday, June 16. This 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 the 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

Pickens: Monday & Thursday nights at the Pickens Community Center

Contact: Steve McGaha,

864-283-4871 or

Six Mile: Monday nights.

Contact: Jan Nations, 864-608-3171 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