The study of music means different things to every student. For some people it is a creative outlet that they do for pure enjoyment. For others, it can be a life changing experience. Whether you play for fun, or if music is a career you plan to pursue, or even if you aren’t sure where it will take you, we want to hear how music has changed and affected your life.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda (Mandy) Guilfoyle as our new Program Director!
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan comes to Asheville on Saturday, September 22 for a benefit concert hosted by the Green Side Up Foundation to support local pediatric cancer patients in the Asheville area. The event will take place at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville at 7 PM.
And, Asheville Music School student ensemble Vinyl Crossroads is opening the show! Vinyl Crossroads is part of AMS Sound Education outreach program, bringing music to communities in need.
Here it is! Our full performance of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, at Sound Effects benefit concert, April 19, 2018.
We are happy to announce the return of our student string ensemble! Led by Jason McCoy, this ensemble is open to any violin, viola, cello, or bass student age 7 and up, with at least 6 months of playing experience. But, a student’s enthusiasm for playing with others is the only real prerequisite!
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.”
3 job openings at AMS: Program Director, Development Consultant, Piano Teacher
Here’s another great article about the benefits of music education, complete with citations of actual scientific studies!
Suzuki Camp photos!
Asheville Music School Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Ryan Reardon as the new AMS Executive Director, effective July 1, 2018.