Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians
January 16-March 20, 2019. Wednesday 4-6pm kids, 6-7pm adults
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.
New for this year, online registration and payment is available for all PacJAM classes. Click below to sign up or enroll your child. For questions or additional assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-859-8322.
Community Folk Dance
Friday, March 1, 2019. 6pm
Join PacJAM instructors and families for a night of traditional music and dances. The community is invited to Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) for a night of family fun.
A hot dog dinner ($6.50 per plate at the door) starts at 6 PM, with music from PacJAM's bands and dances called by Jennie Wakefield starting at 6:30. Try your luck in the old-fashioned cake walks, get to know your neighbors, and leave with a smile!
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.
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.