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.
Fall Group Lessons
Summer Group Lessons
15-Week Session on Tuesday or Thursday
Time: 4:30/5:30/6:30 for 45 minute lessons
August 30-December 13
Cost: $75/Kids $125/Adults
Instrument Rental: $25
5-Week Summer Session on Thursdays
July 5, 12, 19; August 2
Cost: $35/Kids $50/Adults
Instrument Rental: $10
$125 for five 30-minute lessons
For more information, contact Mark Freed, Cultural Resources Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.268.6280.
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.