In 1996, Anne Coombs founded the Asheville Music School at 250 Charlotte Street. Paul Thorpe assumed ownership of the school in 2002. 2010 was a year of great change for the school. Anne Coombs and Paul Thorpe partnered to open the Asheville Music School West at 1408-F Patton Avenue and the location at Charlotte Street moved downtown to 101 South Lexington Avenue.
With the sudden, tragic death of Paul Thorpe in December of 2011 this has meant a time of transition for our schools. Anne Coombs has bought and will exclusively own and run The Asheville Music School West under a new business name. Our downtown location has been purchased by a group of instructors and will continue as The Asheville Music School.
Please find the new web addresses for the respective schools below. We would appreciate it if you could update your bookmarks accordingly.