The Boone JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program offers music lessons for kids and adults in traditional styles of the region for fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and sometimes other instruments (like dulcimer) or dancing (flatfoot!). The Boone JAMS program is an affiliate of the Junior Appalachian Musicians organization (www.jamkids.org). The program also receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
Boone JAM features weekly 45-minute lessons taught in small groups at the Jones House on Thursday between 4:30-7:30 p.m, preceding the Jones House Old-Time Jam (7:30-11:00 p.m. every Thursday, year round). Private lessons and some group lessons are offered on Tuesday evenings. The group lessons are offered in two 15-week sessions in the fall (August-December) and spring (February-May), and a 5-week summer session, starting in July. Private lessons are available throughout the year and are scheduled on a one-on-one basis.
Spring 2017 Session will conclude on May 18, featuring a recital with all group classes (Tuesday and Thursday groups) and private students. The recital will start at 5:00 p.m., and the 4:30 Thursday groups will play first, followed by Tuesday groups, 5:30 Thursday groups, and 6:30 Thursday groups. Private students will play in-between group performances.
Summer 2017 Session (5 weeks):
Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3
Cost: $35 for kids (under 18-years-old) / $50 for adults
Instrument rental (if needed): $10 for 5-week summer session
Fall 2017 Session (15 weeks):
Dates: Aug 31; Sept 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14
Cost: $75 for kids (under 18-years-old) / $125 for adults
Instrument rental (if needed): $25 for 15-week fall session
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.