PacJAM offers spring, summer music lessons for the whole family

Published 12:20 pm Monday, April 10, 2023

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Local music lovers, join us!   

April 12 is the start date of PacJAM’s eight-week Spring semester. Youth will JAM, meet and learn from a variety of professional touring musicians, and enjoy group instrument lessons. This semester is for all youth – from our littlest ukulele players through our high school students. Scholarships are available. 

Summer camp is also just around the corner. June 26-30, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., is a week of musical making to start the summer off right. Explore the dulcimer or washboard, or stick with our standard instrument offerings. JAM, make Appalachian crafts, do some flat-foot dancing, and overall have an excellent time! Special guests include Suzuki fiddle instructor Ruthie Pilgrim and up-and-coming Ella Hennessee – a fabulous singer/songwriter-guitar and fiddle playing JAM alum. 

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Adults can enjoy more music options than ever with PacJAM! This April 12 through May 31, you can do an Old Time JAM, learn mandolin, or learn guitar with three afternoon class offerings, or take part in an evening bluegrass jam! Adult Classes (3-4: Mandolin with Will, Guitar with Gaye or Old Time JAM with Bob, or from 6:15-7:15 Bluegrass JAM with Will & Phil).

Adult Summer Workshops are from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., June 26-29, and include JAMming with Ella & Will, learning dulcimer with Ryan (dulcimers provided!), trying out clawhammer banjo, or continuing fiddle.  

For more information or to register for classes or camps, visit or call 859-8322.


Submitted by Julie Moore