Enrollment under way for Appalachian music lessons

UPSTATE — The next session of the Evening Music Program will begin the week of Monday, June 3.

This program is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music, with acoustic instruments. Lessons are open to all ages (third grade through adults). Instruments include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.

The six-week sessions will be held at the following locations: Easley First Baptist Church in Easley (Tuesday nights), Pickens Senior Center (Monday and Thursday nights), Saint Paul United Methodist Church, downtown Greenville (Thursday nights), Clemson (new location and day to be determined).

Cost is $60 per six-week session and instrument rental is available for $25 per six-week session. The enrollment period is from May 20 through June 3. Anyone interested in signing up for these sessions should contact one of the following program directors: Easley & Greenville: Susan Ware-Snow (864 979-9188 or, Pickens: Steve McGaha (864 283-4871 or, or Clemson: Ryan Wilson (864 360-4763 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, call (864) 878-4257 or e-mail