Music Lessons

Music Lesson Being Taught Inside the Jones HouseBoth group and private music lessons are offered at the Jones House. The Boone JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program offers small group music lessons for kids age 7 and over and adults in traditional styles of the region for fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. Lessons are offered in two 15-week sessions, one in the fall and one in the spring. The Boone JAM program is an affiliate of the Junior Appalachian Musicians organization ( The program also receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Private lessons are scheduled based upon instructor availability. For more information about the music lessons program, including enrollment, please visit the Jones House website or call 828-268-6280.

Group Lessons

The spring semester runs from February to May and the fall semester from September to December. Classes are held weekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Jones House and begin at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes. A recital will be held at the close of each semester.

  • Cost: (for thirteen 45-minute sessions)
    • Students 7-17: $75
    • Students 18 and over: $125
    • Sibling Discount: $25 discount for each additional student
    • Instrument Rental Fee: $25 per semester

Scholarship assistance is available upon request