Our Programs

FFOTM Young Jammers offers free music lessons and loaner instruments to the youth of our community.

The Young Jammers mission is to bring music into the lives of young people by providing instruments, lessons, and jamming opportunities. 

The program is run by volunteers and supported by instrument donations so that any Jammer who does not have an instrument can use one of ours for as long as they are in the program.

Young Jammer Lessons


The FFOTM Young Jammers, A Brief History

The Young Jammers was originally conceived and developed by FFOTM member Christina Boyd in 2004 and co-directed with her husband, Lloyd Holdeman. The Young Jammers program has fostered and inspired many young musicians by giving the gift of learning music in a nurturing environment, and continues to do so for generations to come with the help of many devoted volunteers.

Currently the program is run by Co-Directors Paisley Boone & Rebekah Davenport. For more information, contact youngjammers@ffotm.org.


Classes are on a weekly basis every Thursday night from 5–6 pm at Pine Forest School. There is instruction and an opportunity to play music with other students. Classes are for one hour and parents are required to provide transportation and to remain on site while the Jammers participate.


Young folks from ages 9 to 15 (or close) start by learning to strum I, IV, and V chords on a ukulele in the keys of G, C, D, and A. We provide the ukuleles, show the Jammer how to make the chords, and when they can make the chord changes smoothly – they earn an “admissions pass.”

With this pass, the Jammer can then pick an instrument of choice from the Young Jammer stock – a guitar, a fiddle, a mandolin, or a banjo. Beginning and intermediate lessons on these instruments will be given on a weekly basis by volunteer FFOTM instructors. The last session of each month we will play tunes and sing songs from the bountiful heritage of Traditional music.

Instructors needed!

Would you like to give back to some eager to learn young people by teaching at our Young Jammer weekly sessions? We have an easy system for teaching that you can plug into and start sharing precious musical knowledge with our Young Jammer members. We are seeking willing, volunteer instructors to teach guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin.

  • Free music lessons and loaner instruments to the youth of our community

  • Contact our Directors with any questions, email youngjammers@ffotm.org

  • Intrument donations accepted for the program
  • Seeking volunteer instructors to help teach guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin

  • The Young Jammers program is a gift to our community and as such is free to all participants. We encourage Young Jammers families to become a member of FFOTM to further support and continue all of our community enriching activities and programs.

Instrument Donations

Donate that instrument gathering dust in your closet!

We gladly accept instrument donations which are maintained in the Young Jammers inventory and loaned out to Jammers for as long as they are in the program. Please contact admin@ffotm.org if you have a donation.

FFOTM Programs

Programs We Offer

Pickin’ in the Pines

An award-winning 3-day bluegrass & acoustic music festival first held in 2006.

Flagstaff Folk Festival

Proudly showcasing the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona & beyond.

Contra Dances

Held on first Saturdays of the month year round, details on our calendar.

Weekly Jams

FFOTM hosts weekly acoustic music jams, come and join in! Check our calendar for details.

Young Jammers

Free music lessons & loaner instruments for the youth of our community.

Campouts & Picnics

Held in the cool pines of nearby Flagstaff, always lots of fun with pickin’ and grinnin’.