Rockbridge JAM

Rockbridge Folk has been accepted as an affiliate of Junior Appalachian Musicians {JAM}, an organization that helps communities build music programs for kids. Rockbridge Folk’s after-school music classes will be for children in grades 4-8, and will include group lessons on fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and guitar. Children in the Rockbridge JAM program will learn traditional Old Time music and have the opportunity to play with other students in the JAM program.

“JAM is perfect for Rockbridge kids,” said Carol Elizabeth Jones, Rockbridge FOLK board member. “They’ll have a chance to learn music from our region and form bonds with kids outside of school. It’s going to be exciting to watch them grow together, through the music.”

The first session of JAM classes will begin on October 3, and continue through December 19. Chris McGrath will teach fiddle, David Winston will teach clawhammer banjo, and Mary Winston will teach guitar. Class fees are reasonable, scholarships are available, and instruments will be made available for those who need them.