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Dear Parent,

*Guitar is now full, still room for banjo and fiddle

We are excited to announce that the Northside Christian Church is planning a Summer semester Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program to serve the young people of Knox County.  JAM seeks to preserve our important mountain music heritage by offering low cost lessons in fiddle, banjo, guitar, and other instruments of the Appalachian region to small groups of students in after school settings.

Feel free to call or email program director Sarah Pirkle 865-724-6507


We will begin the program with in-person registration and orientation on Monday, Tuesday May 28 4:00pm. If you cannot make the registration, other arrangements can be made. Its a 10 week program, we will meet every Tuesday June 4-Aug 6.  Classes will be offered at Northside Christian Church.   Transportation to the JAM site will not be provided.  Parents will need to pick up students at 6pm. 


Tuition for the 10 week program is $150. Payment can be split in 2 or 3 installments, and can be made in cash or check in person, and online using the church's donation service, Givlify, speak program director Sarah PIrkle on how to pay this way. Some financial aid is available, please indicate in the registration if you are seeking a scholarship.


Students will receive a snack and instructional sessions, guest performers, and jam sessions. once a week for this fee.  Instruments will be provided as available on a loan basis for JAM students during the time of their participation in the program.


In order to help us plan the program we need to hear from you.  If you and your child are interested please give us the information requested below.

Registration and payment will be due on Tuesday May 28.


Instrument 1st choice
Instrument 2nd choice
Will you need to borrow an instrument?
Thanks for submitting!
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