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.
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!
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.
Music Explorations camp was so fun! Our young, future musicians learned about instruments from all over the world, various styles of music, different languages, and much more.