Evening bluegrass lesson signups now under way

UPSTATE — Signups are now underway for evening classes in acoustic bluegrass instruments in Clemson, Travelers Rest, Greenville, Easley, Pickens and Walhalla that will begin the week of Monday, Nov. 5. These classes are part of the Young Appalachian Music program.

The evening music program is designed to teach students to play acoustic instruments in the traditional way, by ear. Instruments include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass.

To sign up for the Easley and Greenville lessons, contact Susan Ware-Snow at (864) 979-9188 or To sign up for lessons in Pickens, Clemson, Travelers Rest and Walhalla, contact Betty McDaniel at (864) 878-4257 or The cost is $60 per six-week session, and instrument rental is available for $25 per six-week session. Enrollment dates are through Friday, Nov. 9; late signups will be allowed. Lessons will begin Monday, Nov. 5 and are open to all ages from third grade through adults.

Lessons will be available in Clemson on Thursdays at the Clemson Arts Center at 212 Butler St. and at the Senior Center in Pickens on Monday and Thursday nights. Evening lessons are taught in downtown Travelers Rest on Tuesdays at My Sister’s Store at 319 S. Main St. and in Walhalla at Oconee Heritage Center.
The six-week Greenville session will be held on Thursday nights at Saint Paul United Methodist Church at 1107 South Main St. The Easley session will be conducted at Easley First Baptist Church on Tuesday nights.

Like the popular Young Appalachian Musician (YAM) program, the bluegrass evening music program is sponsored by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music Inc. (POSAM), a charitable non-profit organization. For more information on the YAM program, visit, call (864) 878-4257 or e-mail