Registration is now open for the Stokes Junior Mountain Music program for the 2018-19 school year. Introduced by the Stokes County Arts Council in January of this year, the program offers traditional musical instruction to students in the 3rd through 6th grades.
Junior Mountain Music (JMM) students receive instruction on instruments such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Group lessons are held on a weekly basis at The Arts Place of Stokes and Mount Olive Elementary with instructors steeped in the style of regional old-time and bluegrass styles, local musicians Andrew Young and Ralph McGee.
Students in grades 3 through 6 are eligible for the JMM program. Lessons are $5 per week and are paid in advance on a monthly basis. The lesson schedule follows the Stokes County School System calendar. Public, private, and home schooled students are encouraged to join the JMM program.
For enrollment questions please contact program director Felicia Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159. For more information about JMM, as well as downloadable registration forms, visit the SCAC website at www.stokesarts.org.
The mission of the Stokes County Arts Council is to provide high quality arts and arts education programming for Stokes County citizens. This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.