We had a truly fantastic evening at our first ever dinner fundraiser w/ celebrity cook Jeff “Rhino” Bannister. We raised almost $2,000 for AMS programs, which will help us keep music education affordable, and keep music educators in business. Big thanks to everyone who came to support, and to everyone that volunteered their time to the event.
We had 10 truly fantastic essays submitted to our first essay contest from students of all ages. The judging was very close! We are pleased to announce… Second Runner Up: Cathy Fodi (student of Ryan Kijanka) First Runner Up: Lydia Hamby (student of Frank Argento) And, our Grand Prize Winner: Harmony Redford (student of Gabrielle […]
On Wednesday, November 7, 6-9 p.m., District Wine Bar and celebrity grillmaster Jeff “Rhino” Bannister are teaming up for an evening of authentic Spanish food and wine to support Asheville Music School. A ticket price of $70 per person includes complimentary Spanish wines by the glass with a tasting of small-production or estate-grown bottles (and the option to make purchases), small-bite Spanish pintxos, and traditional paella. Live entertainment by flamenco guitarist Juan Benavides and percussionist Ryan Oslance will enhance the evening’s Spanish theme.
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 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!