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, an arts and music class for kids ages 4 to 10.
Afternoons are packed with programming for kids. Kids can take in the master’s concert, play on the playground, jam with the youth string band and join in kid-friendly afternoon workshops- from beginning ukulele to flatfoot dancing!
Transportation Children and teens may be dropped off for class at the Cowan Elementary School at 9:00 am. A parent will need to stay a few minutes the first morning of classes to sign permission and emergency information forms. Kids may be picked up at the Cowan Elementary School at 12:00 noon or at the Cowan Community Center at 3:00 pm. Transportation will be available from the school to the Community Center only, via school bus. Please note on the registration form when and where you plan to pick up your child.
The instructors 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. To insure safety, all children must be enrolled in a class or accompanied by a parent at all times.
Please note: The Cowan Community Center, the Cowan Elementary School and Appalshop are all wheelchair accessible. The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is a family event: no alcohol, drugs, profanity or frowns are permitted.