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Passing the Pick & Bow

Our after-school Appalachian music program, Passing the Pick and Bow, puts banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins in the hands of nearly 100 students each year. It’s free, year-round, and part of Appalshop’s broader mission to foster pride and connection to Appalachian arts and culture.

Classes are open to the general public on a sliding fee scale and scholarships are available for Letcher County students. Sessions last eight weeks and classes meet once a week for one hour. (Schedules subject to change based on needs)

We offer classes at various levels in:

Guitar

Banjo

Fiddle

Dulcimer

Mandolin

Bass

Ensemble

2022 Schedule

Enrollment & Session Dates

Jan 7
Jan 31
Open enrollment for Winter Session I
Feb 7
Apr 1
Session I (8-weeks)
Mar 21
Apr 1
Open enrollment for Winter Session II
Apr 11
Jun 3
Session II (8-weeks)

Performance Opportunities

Apr 1
Session I Final Concert
Appalshop Theater
Jun 2
Session II Final Concert
Downtown Whitesburg Mountain Heritage Stage
Jun 3
Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival of Traditional Mountain Arts

Locations

Appalshop

Whitesburg, KY

Hemp Hill Community Center

Hemp Hill, KY

Cowan Creek Community Center

Cowan Creek, KY

Instructors

Linda Jean Stokley
Linda Jean Stokley
teaches Guitar
John Harrod
John Harrod
teaches Fiddle
Megan Bryant
Megan Bryant
teaches Fiddle
Kevin Howard
Kevin Howard
teaches Banjo
Don Rogers
Don Rogers
teaches Guitar
Bruce Greene
Bruce Greene
teaches Fiddle