As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. When we decide to take up a new hobby or commit to learning something new, it’s not only more helpful to have a teammate by our side – it makes the experience more fun! Learning an instrument together is one solid way to become teammates with your child. Not only will you be a great mentor while they learn an exciting new instrument, but you’ll be able to explore what music has to offer together. This will be one of the greatest decisions you make as a parent, for your child and for yourself.
Asheville Music School will be hosting a virtual benefit for the Henderson County MountainCare featuring our students and faculty on Thursday at 7pm. We have collaborated with MountainCare for many years providing musicians and entertainment for their clients and have seen firsthand how important and special this organization is for the community. Please tune in, donate, and share to support MountainCare in finding a new location during the pandemic.
Asheville Music School, in partnership with local Asheville musicians, has started a new music scholarship fund in honor of the late Sean Mason. The Sean Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund will benefit students wishing to study percussion instruments of all kinds, as well as studies in jazz and composition. Sean was long-time Asheville drummer and percussionist who passed away late this past summer of 2020.
Join us for a lovely evening of live music that we’ve planned on Oct. 3. We have the Brevard Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and Bob Strain jazz trio performing at a private home in North Asheville. You can bring a picnic, bring some wine, bring the family (or, date night!). It’s a very safe space, with everyone social distancing. We’d love to see you!
Asheville Music School will be hosting a virtual benefit for our partners at Mountain Care.
We are putting together a virtual performance livestreamed on our social media platforms to help raise money for a program that provides an essential service to the community.
July 17 Update:
Asheville Music School is continuing to closely follow updates from state officials on school reopening. The majority of our lessons are still online only, with a few in-person lessons happening throughout the week. We are adhering to Phase 2 regulations, where no more than 10 people are using our facility at the same time. Masks are required to enter the building, social distancing is required, and hand-sanitizing stations are available.
We’ve had a few Q&A sessions with our graduating seniors. Ella Judson is a student of Gabrielle Tee’s, and has been a member of our Sound Education outreach program for the past few years. Congrats Ella, and best of luck!
Tune in live on June 11 at 7:30 PM for our Come Together Asheville Concert, raising money for music programs and musicians. Performers include Mark & Maggie O’Connor Duo, David Wilcox, Al Petteway & Amy White, Jamie Laval, Underhill Rose, Matt Williams, Andrew Scotchie, Ashley Heath, The Moon And You, MAR, and more.
Asheville Music School stands in unconditional solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the constitutional right to protest. We stand against racial discrimination and we condemn violence. We believe that the systemic racism and inequality in our society must be recognized, confronted, and brought to an end.
We commit to educating our board and staff through programs such as the Racial Equity Institute, and to listen to and seek guidance from local black leaders on steps that we can take as an organization. We humbly acknowledge that we have a lot to learn and a long way to go.
We endeavor to contribute positively to and lift up our black community, and to strengthen our communities through music.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Graduating Senior Holland McMinn