Signups open for music lessons

UPSTATE — 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 spring session of the Appalachian Evening Music Program. The next session will begin the week of Monday, June 8, at various locations throughout the Upstate.

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, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. The cost is $60 for a six-week session, and if needed, instrument rental is available for $25 for the six-week session. The enrollment period will run through Thursday, June 11.

Anyone interested in signing up for the new session should contact a program director listed below.

For information about classes in Pickens, which will be held on Monday and Thursday nights at the Pickens Senior Center, contact Steve McGaha at (864) 283-4871 or

In Six Mile, classes will be held on Monday nights. For more information, contact Jim Gano at (864) 382-9053 or

Classes in Easley are scheduled for Tuesday nights at First Baptist Church.

In downtown Greenville, classes will be held Thursday nights at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

For more information on classes in Easley or Greenville, contact Susan Ware-Snow at (864) 979-9188 or

Classes will be held at the Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers Studio in Salem on Thursday nights. For more information, contact Sharon Payne at (864) 888-7916 or

Walhalla will host classes on various nights at the Oconee Heritage Center. For more, contact Jennifer Moss at (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, organizers would greatly appreciate it. For more information on donating, contact Betty McDaniel at (864) 878-4257 or

The program is sponsored by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music Inc. (POSAM), a charitable non-profit organization.