Alleghany Junior Appalachian Musicians Begin Their Fall Sememster!

Alleghany JAM Summer Camp students - What a great group of musicians!

Alleghany JAM Summer Camp students - What a great group of musicians!

Fall is coming and so is another inspiring semester of music classes for kids at Alleghany JAM! The non-profit program teaches fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, singing or dance to grades 3-8 Monday and Thursdays afterschool and this year there will be a monthly Teen Gathering (music, games & more) at Alleghany JAM once a month!

”We have six accomplished and enthusiastic teachers at AJAM including: Emily Spencer, Caroline Beverley, Harrol Blevins, Carl Jones, Jesse Maw and Gracie Barker, “ says AJAM Director Erynn Marshall. “Jesse Maw just moved to North Carolina from the Midwest. Besides being a wonderful fiddler, Jesse is studying violin making from Joe Thrift in Mount Airy. Carl Jones from Galax, Virginia has been a popular substitute teacher at AJAM but this semester will be a regular teacher.”

Registration is now open for the Alleghany JAM fall classes. Students receive 24 two hour classes for only $130 or $70 for those requesting financial assistance. Loaner instruments are available at no additional cost. Students of all levels and abilities may join.

Class sizes are limited so sign up soon to save a spot. The semester fee may be divided into monthly payments but the first month payment is due upon registration. Register online at www.alleghanyjam.com. For more info please contact Erynn Marshall at alleghanyjaminfo@gmail.com or call (336) 572-5266.

Upcoming events:

All adult music classes $80. Register at www.alleghanyjam.com

Adult Fiddle Class: all levels with Lucas Pasley. Tuesdays: Aug. 20 – Oct. 8. 5-6 pm.
Adult Banjo Class: all levels with Lucas Pasley. Tuesdays: Aug. 20 – Oct. 8. 6-7pm.
Adult Guitar Classes: beginner with Jesse Maw or intermediate/advanced with Carl Jones. Mondays: Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 28, Nov. 4, 18. 6-7pm.

Alleghany JAM Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Sept. 30. Registration 10am, Lunch 11am, Tee off 12pm.

Sunday Afternoon Coffeehouses

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with music and gourmet treats at the Alleghan JAM House at 360 N. Main Street in Sparta

Oct. 20, 2-4pm: Alleghany Jam Coffeehouse/Open Mic – Free.
Nov. 17, 2-4pm: Alleghany Jam Coffeehouse/Open Mic – Free.
Dec. 8, 2-4pm: Alleghany Jam Coffeehouse/Open Mic – Free.