The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School instrument classes are open to folks age 11 and older. Whether or not your child is ready to take an instrument class depends on their interest in music, their maturity and if they have the attention span necessary for a three hour class. Exceptions to the age limit may be made for younger children who are already learning an instrument or who have an adult relative in the same class. Children not yet ready for an instrument class should register for Kids on the Creek, a music and arts class for kids 5 to 10. Students cannot split their day between an instrument class and Kids on the Creek. Instrument students must be fully involved in the afternoon jams and other activities to get the most out of their week.
The faculty have been chosen for their experience and enthusiasm in teaching children; however, the school reserves the right to ask you to pick up your child if he or she is disruptive to their class. All children present at the school must be enrolled in a class or accompanied by a parent at all times. We cannot provide free child care.
In the afternoon there are more activities for kids- listening to concerts by master musicians, rehearsing with the Youth String Band, playing on the shady play ground and kid friendly workshops: flatfoot dancing, cranky art and more!
Scholarships – Scholarships are available for youth and adults thanks to a generous bequest by Nancy and Harvey McClellan. To register your child and secure a scholarship, just select “Scholarship Ticket” HERE and choose their class choice from this registration form. The CCAG, Inc. staff will then receive the scholarship request and register your child. You will then receive an email confirming their CCMMS class.
Transportation- Children and teens may be dropped off for class at location TBA at 9:00am. A parent will need to stay a few minutes the first day of class to sign permission and emergency information forms. Kids may be picked up at location TBA at 12:00 noon or may ride the bus to the Cowan Community Center for lunch and afternoon activities and be picked up there at 3:00pm.
Kids on the Creek– KOC students, ages 5 to 10, meet at the Cowan Community Center at 9:00 am. Kids can be picked up at the Community Center at 3:00pm. Breakfast, snacks, drinks and lunch are provided. Note: Tuition for KOC is now $350 but full scholarships are available thanks to a generous bequest from Nancy and Harvey McClellan. To register your child and secure a scholarship, just select “Scholarship Ticket” HERE and choose their class choice from this registration form. The CCAG, Inc. staff will then receive the scholarship request and register your child. You will then receive an email confirming their CCMMS class.
Please note: The Cowan Community Center and Letcher County High School are wheelchair accessible. The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is a family event: no alcohol, drugs, profanity or frowns are permitted.