Registration open for Appalachian music lessons in local area

UPSTATE — Would you like to learn how to play a banjo, fiddle, guitar or mandolin? Enrollment is now underway for the summer session of Appalachian music lessons. The next session of the Evening Music Program will begin the week of July 14.

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

The six-week sessions will be held at the following locations:

1. Easley First Baptist Church in Easley (Tuesday nights) 2. Pickens Senior Center (Monday and Thursday nights) 3. Saint Paul United Methodist Church, downtown Greenville (Thursday nights)

The cost is $60 for the six-week session, and if needed instrument rental is available for $25 for the six-week session. The enrollment period is through July 17. Anyone interested in signing up for this new session should contact one of the following program directors:

• Easley and Greenville: Susan Ware-Snow — call or text (864) 979-9188 or email

• Pickens: Steve McGaha — (864) 283-4871 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),” call (864) 878-4257 or e-mail