PICKENS COUNTY — 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 summer session of the Appalachian Evening Music Program.
The next session will begin the week of July 27 at various locations. The enrollment period will run through July 30.
This program is open to students from third 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 instrument rental is available, if needed, for $25 for the six-week session.
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. The contact is Susan Ware-Snow at 864-979-9188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Greenville (downtown): Thursday nights at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The contact is Susan Ware-Snow at 864-979-9188 or email@example.com.
• Pickens: Monday and Thursday nights at the Pickens Senior Center. The contact is Steve McGaha at 864-283-4871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Salem: Thursday nights at the Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers Studio. The contact is Sharon Payne at 864 888-7916 or email@example.com.
• Six Mile: Monday nights. The contact is Jim Gano at 864-382-9053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Walhalla: Various nights at the Oconee Heritage Center. The contact is Jennifer Moss at 864-638-2224 or moss@email@example.com.
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, contact Betty McDaniel at 864-878-4257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evening Music Program is sponsored by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music Inc., a charitable non-profit organization. For more information on the Young Appalachian Musicians program, visit www.YAMupstate.com or contact Betty McDaniel at 864-878-4257 or email@example.com.