Play It Forward Capital Campaign
Asheville Music School’s mission is always to strengthen communities through music education and outreach. And in Fall 2022, we moved into our new long-term home in West Asheville at 10 Ridgelawn Rd.
There are still improvements to be made, including sound treatment, soundproofing, and our electronic music studio, the AMS Sound Lab. Your donations will go a long way to help make this happen for Play It Forward 2.0.
FALL 2022 UPDATE –
We’re in! Come see our new school in West Asheville. Enrolling now for private music lessons.
JULY 2022 UPDATE –
Construction is going very well! We should be able to start moving in by late July or early August. Stay tuned for info about our big open house celebration!
Your generous donations to our Play It Forward capital campaign will help 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