Six Mile YAM (SC)


Pickens County, SC is located in the upstate piedmont region, near Greenville. The highest point in the state is in Pickens County – Sassafras Mountain. It is also home to Table Rock State Park. With a history steeped in agriculture, the area has many bluegrass and country music traditions which students in the YAM programs are learning to carry on. There are several annual festivals celebrating Southern Appalachian Music. Six Mile Elementary School is part of the Pickens County, SC YAM (Young Appalachian Musicians) initiative, supported by P.O.S.A.M, Inc (Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music, Inc.), Pickens County Schools, Pickens Recreation Department, Pickens Senior Citizens’ Center and the Hagood Mill Historial Society.

Six Mile Elementary YAM is for students grades 3-5 at the school. The program offers fiddle, band, mandolin, guitar and banjo.

Current Instructors
Kaitlin Holder – fiddle
Logan Redding – banjo
Peyton Ellenburg – guitar
Josiah Roper – guitar
LeighAnne Howard – mandolin

For more information about the YAM program at Six Mile Elementary, please contact:

Jan Nations
[email protected]

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