JAM stands for Junior Appalachian Musicians. This posting is not specific to hammered dulcimers, but it IS relevant to the continuation of traditional music into the next generation!
Do you know a budding musician who would enjoy learning to play acoustic instruments that are common to the Appalachian and Piedmont regions of NC? Here's a great opportunity for getting them started out right!
Check This Out … CHATHAM COUNTY JAM – NEW SESSION START
On Thursday, October 30 the Chatham County JAM will be starting a new 6 week session. We are happy to announce that Pittsboro Presbyterian Church will be hosting our new session. Registration and warm up will start at 6:30 with classes starting at 6:45. We offer Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer and Guitar lessons – beginner through advanced. Our second hour offers, String Band, Singing, and Dance lessons. Lessons are $5.00 each. For more information visit us at www.chamjam.org or call Denise at 919-548-3458.
Fall 2014 Schedule in a nutshell
Thursdays, October 30 - December 11, 6:30pm
Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, Pittsboro, NC
$5 per lesson
Please do pass this info on to anyone who might be interested.
Here's Chatham JAM's mission (from their website):
Chatham County JAM education program introduces children (from 3rd to 8th grade) to the music of their heritage through small group instruction in instruments common to the Appalachian and Piedmont regions of North Carolina. Instrument, dance and vocal instruction are augmented by stringband classes providing children opportunities to play and perform in small and large groups. Chatham County JAM strives to make the program accessible to all students by providing free or low cost instrument loans and free or highly subsidized tuition. Field trips, visiting artists and an introduction to the rich history of music unique to local communities help complete our program offerings.
Follow these links to learn more:
Chatham County JAM Education Program
Chatham J.A.M. Website