JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

WFXR Spotlights JAM

                    This morning WFXR spotlighted Junior Appalachian Musicians in one of their Living Local stories. Program Director, Jim Lloyd sat down with Kianna Price to discuss the program. Click here to watch.

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Blue Ridge JAM Featured in Plateau Daily News

              "Jammin' out at the Village Green" Blue Ridge Junior Appalachian Musicians was featured this past month in the Plateau Daily News. Lessons are still being held weekly (while socially distanced) at The Village Green. Read full article here!  

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FREE Virtual Workshop!

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc., PineCone, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources are excited to present this FREE interactive training session for instructors of traditional music, facilitated by professional educators and musicians, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. This 90-minute training, available through Zoom, is open to both JAM instructors and other musicians in rural areas seeking to enhance knowledge and skills for remote instruction. The agenda includes...

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