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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 ( 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. 

For more information, including enrollment, please contact Mark Freed at:

828.268.6282 or

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.