Join the Community Music School online this Spring!

Online Group Classes for ages 5-18

  • Let’s Play Piano!
  • Let’s Play Guitar!
  • Let’s Play Ukulele! 
  • Let’s Play Drums!
  • Hit Maker! (Songwriting and Production)
  • Appalachian Youth Chorale
  • Appalachian Vocal Academy
  • Appalachian Youth Orchestra

Tuition assistance is available for group classes through the “Pay What You Can” options. 

Register now through January 30! Classes start the week of February 15.

Online Private Lessons for All Ages

  • We offer private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, drum set/snare, and yoga.
  • Registration for semester packages is open until January 30
  • Tuition assistance is available for semester packages (register by Jan. 30). New students can join anytime – email asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu!

Workshops included with your registration: This Spring, registrants for any program will receive access to live classes about Music Theory and Creative Music-Making (held over ZOOM) and a series of pre-recorded classes on Mind-Body Connections for the Performing Artist.

Contact Us

  • Learn more at music.appstate.edu/cms and register here.
  • All our lessons and classes are online for Spring 2021.
  • To see what we’re up to, you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram at @appcommunitymusic.
  • For registration questions, feel free to email asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu. Lisl Doughton, Program Manager, and Cody Arington, Administrative Coordinator, can help answer your questions or introduce you to a teacher.

Community Music School Launches New Pay What You Can Model

Appalachian State’s Community Music School is excited to offer a new Pay What You Can model for its group classes, and financial assistance is available for private lessons. They are committed to making music accessible for ALL!

Course Offerings (Visit the website for more details):
Guitar (private and group classes)
Ukulele (private and group classes)
Discover Music (Infant to age 3)
Let’s Play Piano! (group piano class separated by age group)
Vocal Academy (high school program for motivated high school vocalists)
Youth Orchestra
Appalachian Youth Chorale
Hit Maker (middle and high school program for those interested in composing their own music on-line)

Registration is Now Open! For more information please go to our website: music.appstate.edu/cms or contact Dr. Nicole Sonbert: sonbertn@appstate.edu

The Community Music School is a non-profit organization that proudly serves Boone and the surrounding communities by making the musical arts accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds. We offer private music lessons, classes, ensembles, and community events. We invite you to learn more about our programs and events!

The Jones House opens registration for winter/spring music lessons

The Jones House staff is excited to announce their next 15-week session of group lessons, and they will continue to offer private lessons instruction as well.

The Boone JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program offers music lessons for kids and adults in traditional styles of the region for fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and sometimes other instruments (like dulcimer) or dancing (flatfoot!). The Boone JAMS program is an affiliate of the Junior Appalachian Musicians organization (www.jamkids.org). The program also receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.

Boone JAM features weekly 45-minute lessons taught in small groups at the Jones House on Thursday between 4:30-7:30 p.m, preceding the Jones House Old-Time Jam (7:30-11:00 p.m. every Thursday, year round). Private lessons are offered on Tuesday evenings. The group lessons are offered in two 15-week sessions in the fall (August-December) and spring (February-May). Private lessons are available throughout the year and are scheduled on a one-on-one basis. 

Winter/Spring 2020 Group Lessons

15-Week Session on Thursday
Time: 4:30/5:30/6:30 for 45 minute lessons
Begins January 30, 2020
Cost: $75/Kids $125/Adults
Instrument Rental: $25

Private Lessons

$125 for five 30-minute lessons

To register for the new session, please click here.

For more information, call 828-268-6280 or email brandon.holder@townofboone.net


The Lion King at App State’s SuperCinema This Week – Only $2

Mark your calendars for this weekend. Appalachian State will be showing The Lion King at SuperCinema at I.G. Greer for only the admission charge of $1 if tickets purchased in advance. Tickets are $2 if purchased at the door.

You can buy advance tickets at the PSU Ticket Center located at the PSU Information Center (cash, App Express, & credit cards accepted). This is a great frugal family date night idea.

You can purchase a $6 Reusable popcorn tub and bring it back for a $2 refill for any future movie.

Movie Times:

Friday and Saturday – 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

NOTE: Sensory-Friendly showing at 2:00 pm – Saturday Only

These films are specially designed to accommodate families with small children and/or special needs children who may have a difficult time attending regular theater showings.

*What do they mean by SENSORY- FRIENDLY?
In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting, the lighting will be dim upon entering the room and will remain that way throughout the film. To accommodate special diets, families can bring their own snacks. Audio will be played lower than at a traditional movie theater. Recognizing different movement and vocal needs, audience members can move around or talk during the film.

Toy Story 4 at App State’s SuperCinema This Week – Only $2

Mark your calendars for this weekend, September 26-28. Appalachian State will be showing Toy Story 4 at SuperCinema at I.G. Greer for only the admission charge of $1 if tickets purchased in advance. Tickets are $2 if purchased at the door.

You can buy advance tickets at the PSU Ticket Center located at the PSU Information Center (cash, App Express, & credit cards accepted). This is a great frugal family date night idea.

You can purchase a $6 Reusable popcorn tub and bring it back for a $2 refill for any future movie.

Movie Times:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

NOTE: Sensory-Friendly showing at 2:00 pm – Saturday Only

These films are specially designed to accommodate families with small children and/or special needs children who may have a difficult time attending regular theater showings.

*What do they mean by SENSORY- FRIENDLY?
In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting, the lighting will be dim upon entering the room and will remain that way throughout the film. To accommodate special diets, families can bring their own snacks. Audio will be played lower than at a traditional movie theater. Recognizing different movement and vocal needs, audience members can move around or talk during the film.

Jones House Fall Music Lessons

The Jones House staff is getting excited for another upcoming season of music lessons.  They will once again be offering a 15-week session of group lessons, and we will continue to offer private lessons instruction as well.

Picture Credit: Jones House

Fall group lessons

The fall session will feature 15 weeks of group lessons, taught on Thursdays – with some overflow classes taught on Tuesdays.  The session will begin on August 29 (for Thursday groups) and Sept 3 (for Tuesday groups).  Classes are 45 minutes long.  Classes will start at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30 (a possible offering of a couple 3:30 classes this session). 

Tuition for the 15-week session is $75 for kids (7-17 years old) or $125 (18-and-older).  The tuition is payable at the first lesson in cash or check (made to “Town of Boone”).  Instrument rentals are available for an additional $25 for the session. 

This fall, the Jones House will offer classes for beginning through intermediate levels on mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, and ukulele.  There will be a harmony singing class and a stringband class (for intermediate students). 

To register for the fall session, please email the following information for each student you would like to enroll to mark.freed@townofboone.net

1. Name
2. Age (if under 18)
3. Instrument(s) of interest
4. Is rental needed?
5. Please describe prior musical experience (particularly if you are new to the program or trying a new class)
6. Please list any scheduling constraints or requests (i.e. can only make Tuesday classes; would like to be put in a class with ______; prefer early time slots; etc).

Next Generation Kids Opens Summer Camp Registration

Come join in the fun for The Greatest Show camp this summer, August 5-9, in Boone. The camp will feature songs from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman”.  Celebration of two real life greatest showmen P.T. Barnum and George M Cohen will take place as all in attendance will learn songs and dances from both Broadway Hits Barnum and George M!  

Mark your calendars for, August 5-9, for the best week you’ll have all summer. Camp hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm.  Friday’s camp will be at Blowing Rock school beginning at 1:00pm and include a 5:30pm and 7:00pm performance in the theater at Blowing Rock School.

Camp groups are:
Rising Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Rising 3rd grade-5th grade
Rising Middle and High school students.

Sign up early. This camp has sold out the past few years. We don’t want you to miss out on this exciting week.  

Camp hours M-T 9:00am-2:00pm. Friday 1:00pm
Camp will be held M-T at: Studio K
289 Daniel Boone Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Camp hours Friday at Blowing Rock Elementary Theater 1:00-5:00
130 Sunset Drive.  Blowing Rock NC. 28605 

Camp tuition is $195.00

For more information and to register go here:
http://www.nextgenkids.com/summerboone.php

You can email:
info@nextgenkids.com

or call:
407-312-3710

Jones House Music Lessons – Enrolling for Feb-May 2019

The Jones House is currently enrolling students for their next session of Music Lessons at the Jones House. This will be a 15-week session, starting on February 7 and continuing into May. The classes will meet weekly on Thursday afternoons for 45-minute group lessons starting at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30 p.m. – depending on the instrument and playing level. We will offer beginning through intermediate levels on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele, as well as a harmony singing class.

The cost is $75 for kids ($50 if the student is enrolled in our current Fall 2018 session) or $125 for adults ($100 if currently enrolled). Instruments can be rented for $25 for the session. Payment is due at the first lesson, but please enroll early if you plan to participate. Enrolling early helps ensure you have a spot, and it helps us better schedule our classes and prepare our instructors.

To enroll student(s), please send the following information to mark.freed@townofboone.net

  1. Name of Student
  2. Age (if under 18)
  3. Instrument(s) of interest
  4. Is rental needed?
  5. List prior musical experience (if new to the program – current students can skip this request)
  6. List time constraints or requests (i.e. can only make 5:30 or 6:30 time slots).

Email to mark.freed@townofboone.net or call 828.268.6282 for more information.

Sole Impact Studios Offers Free Dance Classes

Do you or your child want to learn how to dance in 2019? Sole Impact Studios is offering FREE dance classes.

If you’re interested in dance but not too sure about it, come try one of the following classes.

The schedule: 
1/7/19 5:15-6pm Clogging Beginners From Scratch for ages 5 and up! Yes all the way to adults.
1/8/19 4:45-5:30pm Ballet with a Twist for 3-6 year olds 
1/8/19 5:30-6:15pm Ballet with a Twist for ages 7 and up
1/9/19 6:15-7pm Beginning Jazz for all ages 
1/9/19 7:15-8:15pm Yoga for all ages

Phone: (828) 268-1926
Email: soleimpactboone@gmail.com
Address: 174 Old East King St, Boone, NC 28607

App Summer Young People’s Global Film Series {Every Monday in July}

Appalachian State University is offering a film series for young people this summer during their App Summer Festival!

The Young People’s Global Film Series features highly acclaimed films from around the world that are entertaining, inspiring and educational. The above image includes details about the film schedule and each of the five films in the series, including recommended ages for each film screening.

The starting time for each film is 1 p.m., and the location is the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, on Rivers Street in Boone. Admission is $5 each, which includes the movie ticket as well as a cold drink and a snack.