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Registration begins for Appalachian music lessons

January 21, 2014

EASLEY — Enrollment is underway for Appalachian music lessons and the next session of the Evening Music Program will begin the week of Feb. 10. This program is open to all ages (third grade through adults) and is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music with acoustic instruments. Instruments include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.


Six-week sessions will be held at the following locations:


1. Easley First Baptist Church in Easley (Tuesday nights)


2. Pickens Senior Center (Monday and Thursday nights)


3. Saint Paul United Methodist Church, downtown Greenville (Thursday nights)


4. Clemson (new location and day to be determined)


The cost is $60 per six-week session, and instrument rental is available for $25 per six-week session. The enrollment period is through Feb. 13.


Anyone interested in signing up should contact one of the following program directors:


• Easley/Greenville: Susan Ware-Snow at 864-979-9188 or susu9196@gmail.com


• Pickens: Steve McGaha at 864-283-4871 or blindpunkin54@yahoo.com


• Clemson: Ryan Wilson at 864-360-4763 or bipryan@gmail.com


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, call 864-878-4257 or e-mail mcdanibw1@gmail.com.