The Passing the Pick and Bow Program is a low- to no-cost after school music education program that teaches local youth Appalachian old-time music in Letcher County, Kentucky. Pick and Bow was developed as a response to the Cowan Creek  Mountain Music School, a project that Appalshop, WMMT’s parent non-profit, began in 2001. The program begins each semester with an assembly performance by our instructors in schools where the program operates. Our assemblies allow new students to see and hear Appalachian old-time music performed live, and they are a way to inform returning students about our teaching schedule. Our instructors teach after-school for five days per week, at four elementary/middle schools and the local high school, for the duration of the school year. The students are given the choice between guitar, fiddle, banjo, or mandolin.  Pick and Bow also hosts annual student concerts, at the conclusion of each semester, in the Appalshop Theater. These concerts are open to the public and are a great way for the students to show off their developing talents to friends and family. Students can also be heard live on WMMT when they take the stage during Appalshop’s annual Seedtime on the Cumberland music and arts festival every June. In late summer of 2015, Pick and Bow expanded into Letcher County Central High School and Knott County Schools via The Hindman Settlement School. Students perform a Spring and Christmas concert in the Appalshop Theater in addition to kicking off Saturday on the Seedtime Main Stage.