Music lessons at the Jones House

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Article Published: Aug. 2, 2012 | Modified: Dec. 6, 2012

The town of Boone is offering music lessons at the Jones House.

Lessons are offered on Thursday afternoons starting at 4:30 p.m., before the old-time jam session begins at 7:30 p.m.

The weekly group lessons are 45 minutes long and feature expert local musicians.

Session A classes will met on Aug. 23 and 30 and Sept. 6, 13 and 20.

Session B classes will be held on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Session C classes will be held Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 and Dec. 6.

Sessions are open to both children and adults, from beginners to intermediate players.

Instruments being taught will include fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. There may also be a flatfoot dance class and a surf guitar class.

Each session costs $50, or participants can enroll in all three sessions for $100.

Some scholarship assistance may be available for students 18 and younger.

Instruments are available to rent for $10 per session, or $20 for the 15 weeks. The Jones House also has instruments available for rent.

For more information, or to enroll in a class, contact Mark Freed at the Jones House Community Center by calling (828) 262-4576.

(Editor's note: The previously listed phone number, 828-264-1789, is for the Watauga Arts Council and not the Jones House Community Center. It was mistakenly posted in a previous edition of this article.)

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