DSC_0762Young Appalachian Music program

Young (and Young at Heart) Appalachian Musicians program began in 2010 at Oconee Heritage Center.  The program is a subsidiary of YAM and POSAM (Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music) out of Pickens County.

OHC offers a variety of classes in traditional Appalachian musical instruments including guitar, mandolin, banjo, Clawhammer banjo, dulcimer, and fiddle.  Classes are in a group setting with instruction in tablature and playing by ear.  Classes last one hour and are held once-a-week for 6 weeks.  Sessions are held throughout the year.


Our Experienced Instructors:

Guitar– Andy Brooks
Fiddle– Andy Brooks

Bluegrass Banjo–

Clawhammer Banjo–Alice Martel and Andy Brooks



Course Fees:

$60 for 6 weeks of lessons*

*No refunds will be given for missed lessons

Instrument Rentals

Instrument rental is $25 for the 6 week session.  With rental, you can take home the instrument to practice!



For more information or to sign up, please e-mail Jennifer Moss moss@oconeeheritagecenter.org or call 864-638-2224.

**All lessons are conditional based upon participation and interest. Times are subject to change based on the number of participants.


Winter 2017 Schedule


Guitar with Andy Brooks
Saturdays starting
February 25, 2017
Beginner at 10am

Clawhammer Banjo with Alice Martel

Thursdays starting
February 16, 2017
Beginner at 6pm

Fiddle with Andy Brooks
Saturdays starting
February 25, 2017
Beginner 8am
Intermediate 9am
Advanced 12pm