Georgia Pick and Bow Traditional Music  School, Inc.

Georgia Pick and Bow preserves Appalachian music by offering affordable instruction to students in grades 4 through 12 in Lumpkin County.   We offer a sliding tuition scale so everyone can afford to learn – they just have to put in the practice.  Our classes are fun.  We learn the old songs and sing together!  We are a 501 (c) (3) organization. 

​​Georgia Pick & Bow



Our Program

Pick and Bow offers two 10-week sessions and one summer camp each year.


Students learn after school to play fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin.

Blackburn Elementary (Tuesdays) 
Long Branch Elementary (Wednesdays) 
Lumpkin County Middle School (Thursdays) 


About 1/2 our students need financial help to attend.  Please donate today!

Ben Plowman, President

Our Board of Directors


Board Members:

Chuck Bell

Jimmy Booth

Margo Booth​

Jean Busbee

Raymond Busbee

Joel Cordle

John Day​

Ann Whitley Singleton

Doug Singleton

Craig Wilson 

​Esther Morgan-Ellis 





Our students succeed.