Building Community

One Tune at a Time

Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians (PacJAM) provides an opportunity for area youth and adults to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional music.

PacJAM offers sessions each fall and winter/spring semester, as well as an intensive day camp one week each summer for youth. Students of all skill levels ages 6-late teens and adults are invited to join us for instruction in traditional music.


PacJAM teaches the importance of music and community through weekly group instrument instruction, coached multi-instrument JAMs, singing, and weekly insights into the people, places, and events that contribute to Appalachian music and culture. Youth ages 8 through high school may choose instruction for beginner, intermediate or advanced guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, and banjo. Also new this semester is instruction on the dulcimer. Students aged 6-8 get their start on ukulele.
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Participating adults learn how to build their skills on a specific instrument, take part in traditional music jams and learn improvisation.
Click below on More Info to register for Adult Spring PacJAM!


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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

 Tryon Fine Arts Center
Business Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
10 AM – 4 PM

JP Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
Noon – 4 PM &
Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM
& For Events


34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC 28782