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 group lessons taught at the Jones House on Thursday afternoons, preceding the weekly old-time jam (7:30-11:00 p.m. every Thursday, year round). The music lessons program typically offers 15-week session in the fall (Aug-Dec), and spring (Feb-May), and a 5-week session in July.
Spring 2017 SESSION (15 weeks):
The 15 week session starts Feb. 2nd
Cost: $75 for kids (under 18-years-old) / $125 for adults
* $25 discount for those individuals who are continuing from the fall session.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL (If needed):
$ 25 for the 15-week spring session
For more information, including enrollment, please contact Mark Freed at:
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.