Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians

Summer Camp:
July 22-26, 2019. 8:30 AM- 12 PM

$150 per student. Family discounts and limited scholarships available.

Adult Workshops

Tues., July 23 & Thurs., July 24

$30 each or $50 for both. Ages 15 +

Fall Semester

Wednesday afternoons
Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 2019

Spring Semester

Wednesday afternoons
Jan. 15-March 18, 2020

PacJAM provides an opportunity for area youth to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional music.

Local students and their teachers are taking their part in a multi-state regional effort to preserve the music of the Appalachian cultural heritage, filling the halls and galleries of TFAC with guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and ukulele music each week, . In addition to instrument instruction, students learn local music history and theory, ear training, dance, folklore, and rhythm development.

Now in its 5th year, PacJAM offers ten-week sessions each fall and winter/spring semester, as well as an intensive day camp one week each summer. Students of all skill levels ages 6-14 years old, as well as adults, are invited to join us for instruction in traditional music.

Instructors include: Phil Jenkins, Phil & Gaye Johnson, Amy & Bob Buckingham, plus special guest teachers.

Click below to sign up or enroll your child. For questions or additional assistance, please email pacjam@tryonarts.org or call 828-859-8322.

Upcoming Events

PacJAM Summer Camp

Students ages 6 to 14 have the chance to learn from expert bluegrass and old time instructors. Camp is from 8:30-12 each morning, and includes snacks, a camp t-shirt, and enrichment activities in addition to instruction in your child's choice of ukulele, fiddle, banjo, guitar, or mandolin. Registration is $150 for the week, and PacJAM offers discounted registration for siblings and limited scholarships may be available.

Summer Workshops For Adults

Musicians ages 15 and up are invited to join us for workshops and jam sessions on Tuesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 25. If you know 3 chords on your instrument of choice, you'll enjoy this class. Expert local musicians lead a friendly jam session for guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle. Take your lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm to brush up on your traditional music skills. Admission is $30 for either Tuesday or Thursday's workshop and only $50 for admission to both. Rental instruments are available for an additional fee.

New semesters will start in early fall of 2019 & winter of 2020.
Check back soon for registration.

Student Classes

Each semester of PacJAM classes includes 10 consecutive group lessons for children ages 6 and up in traditional music on the instrument of their choice, plus folk singing, dance and storytelling. Ages 8 and up receive instruction in either guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle, while ages 6 & 7 study ukulele.

Tuition is only $150 per semester, with rental instruments available for an additional $50 per semester.

Adult Classes

Cross an item off your bucket list-learn to play an instrument! PacJAM's small group classes are led by friendly, professional musicians. Choose from instruction in ukulele, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, or banjo. This is the perfect opportunity to deepen your appreciation of the culture and history of our region while exploring musical theory.

The fee for each 10 week semester is $150, with rental instruments available for an additional fee.

Learn More About PacJAM

 

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