Appalachian Music Program signups now open

COUNTY — 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 summer session will begin the week of Monday, Aug. 1, at various locations. The program is open to students from third grade through adults of all ages and is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music. The cost is $60 for a six-week session, and rental instruments are available, if needed, for $25.

Enrollment period is open now, so anyone interested in signing up for the new session should contact one of the following program directors:

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

Pickens, Monday and Thursday nights, Pickens Community Center. Contact: Steve McGaha, (864) 283-4871 or

Six Mile, Monday nights. Contact: Sunshine Dennis, (864) 630-4039 or

The Evening Music Program is sponsored by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music (POSAM), a charitable non-profit organization. For more information about the program, visit, Facebook: “YAM (Young Appalachian Musicians),” or contact Betty McDaniel (director) at (864) 878-4257 or