New Appalachian Evening Music Program enrollment now underway for spring session

COUNTY — Would you like to learn how to play the guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin? Enrollment is now underway. The spring session will begin the week of Monday, May 2 at various locations.

The enrollment period is open now and will run through Thursday, May 5. This program is open to students from 3rd 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 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 

Pickens: Monday and 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

Greenville (new location): Thursday nights at Trinity UMC (2703 Augusta St.). Contact: Susan Ware-Snow, 864-979-9188 or

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

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