Young Appalachian Musicians

Supported by Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music Inc.

Our Mission

Young Appalachian Musicians  introduces children and adults to the music of their heritage through small group instruction in instruments common to the Appalachian region.

What Are We?

YAM introduces children to the traditional music of their heritage. Realizing the need to preserve this vital aspect of mountain culture as well as of positive activities for our youth, local educator, Betty McDaniel, began the program in January, 2008 with thirty two 3rd-5th graders at Holly Springs Elementary. Local traditional musicians teach students to play time-honored music on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo by ear – the traditional way.