Enrollment period underway for Appalachian evening music lessons 

COUNTY — 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 summer session of the Appalachian Evening Music Program. The next session will begin the week of Monday, July 27, at various locations. The enrollment period will run through Thursday, July 30.

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, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. The cost is $60 for a six-week session and instrument rental is available, if needed, for $25 for the six-week session.

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

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

Six Mile: Monday nights. Contact:  Jim Gano, 864-382-9053 or

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

 The program is in need of acoustic instruments. If you or someone you know has an instrument not being used and would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it. Contact Betty McDaniel at (864) 878-4257 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