We are pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda (Mandy) Guilfoyle as our new Program Director!
We are happy to have Anastasia “An Ya” Yarbrough join the AMS team! An Ya, as she’s known, teaches voice, viola, and violin. The Memphis native is emerging as an active contribution to the Western North Carolina jazz and R&B scene as one of the few improvising violists-singers. As for her teaching, An Ya says, “The repertoire we choose depends in large part on the student’s interests and their level. As a voice teacher, I specialize in jazz, R&B, gospel, and other styles of African American music. As a viola and violin teacher, I pull repertoire from virtually any style or genre.”
Sound Effects 2018 was another record-breaking year!
New year, new teachers!
Whitney Moore is a voice teacher who also teaches beginner ukulele and guitar. Learn more about her HERE.
Michael Sebastian is a cello teacher, who happens to have a lot of theatre experience, and also teaches voice and piano. Learn about Michael HERE.
Ivan Seng is a piano teacher, who also offers lessons in electronic music. Learn about Ivan HERE.
We are happy to announce the addition of Kim Wright to the AMS family!
We held a free Music Theory 101 class during Back To Music School week, and our fantastic teacher Bob Strain is continuing the class! Give us a call or email if you’d like to attend the class. It meets on Thursdays, 6pm-7pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Whether you take lessons at AMS or not, you’re welcome to attend this class. If you’ve ever been curious about what’s behind the music you’ve been playing, singing, or listening to for years, this fun and informational workshop is for you. Open to adults and kids ages 14 and up.
Check out the footage of us performing “I Am The Walrus,” plus a bunch of great photos from the big event.
We are happy to welcome the following teachers to the AMS family!
Jon Lauterer- drums, percussion
Christine Oglesby- music therapy, multiple instruments
Isabel Castellvi- cello, violin, string ensemble.
Our students will be helping raise money for the school and for the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund. They will be collecting sponsor donations, and the more they practice the more they make! Prizes include an iPad Mini from City Mac and a handmade guitar/dulcimer from Appalachian Strings. Winners will be announced at our April […]
Asheville, NC Jason Chrisman Performed with the 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Nashville, TN: Jason Chrisman from North Buncombe High School (NBHS) in Weaverville, NC, was selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). […]