Your investment in Asheville Music School will support music students and teachers, scholarships, and community outreach.
Join “The Band” at Asheville Music School and become part of a growing community of supporters who believe in the impact music education can have on a student. Through our outreach and scholarship programs we’ve brought music to many, and we’ve been able to provide teaching opportunities for dozens of local music educators and teaching artists.
The importance of music education in our lives cannot be overstated. It helps students emotionally, physically, mentally, and socially. Studying music can mean the difference between a child failing in school to someone who succeeds in life. We know that studying music even helps the adult brain by improving memory and delaying cognitive decline. Music is a vital piece of our humanity, and your support helps AMS enhance the lives of thousands of people.
Your generous donations support these programs
Music Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available for private lessons and ensemble participation for those in the community who demonstrate financial need and a desire to take private music lessons, play in a band, or attend summer camp. Your generous donations help us meet the rising demand for both the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund and the Sean Mason Memorial Scholarship.
Sound Education Outreach
Our Sound Education Outreach program helps bring the joy and healing power of music to thousands of the less fortunate in our community. We now have seven outreach ensembles and bands comprised of young musicians playing rock, pop, folk, and fiddle music. These bands rehearse weekly, and perform live on a regular basis. Our Sound Education Outreach ensembles are more in demand than ever, and we want to continue to provide meaningful performance opportunities for our students. Your donations will help us reach this goal.
Professional Educators & Artists
Each year, hundreds of students of all ages and abilities count on AMS for affordable, high quality private music lessons, ensembles, workshops and summer camps. Approximately 40-50 professional teachers count on AMS for an affordable place to teach. We are helping teachers earn a viable living by keeping rent costs low; a savings they are able to pass on to their students.
Next Generation of Asheville Music
Studying music builds confidence and promotes team-building – both of which are crucial life skills. We realize that the positive social impacts of music study are critically valuable to the youth of today. We help cultivate this through different programs, such as our Suzuki Method teaching studios, our many student bands, and our Fiddle Squad, among others. Your donations help us build and maintain an environment that helps foster and develop the next generation of musicians.
We need your support to help us keep tuition affordable and sustain our growing programs. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.
If you have questions or wish to discuss annual giving, please contact:
Executive Director Ryan Reardon