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BARNAROO- SEPT 30-OCT 2

We are thrilled to be partnering with Barnaroo Festival once again! The festival, held at Franny's Farm in Leicester, NC, features local and regional bands, as well as our AMS Rock Band. AND, a portion of the proceeds go to benefit AMS programs. Learn more HERE.

TONY GREY WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE

Oct. 4 at 6:00pm- Bass virtuoso Tony Grey comes to AMS with a hands on workshop for all skill levels and instruments, and a performance by his Galactic Duo. More info HERE.

ADULT ENSEMBLE FORMING

Our new adult ensemble will focus on the music of The Beatles. To learn more CLICK HERE

NEW GROUP CLASSES

We have 2 new group classes for Fall 2016- Voice Class and Beginner Guitar Class, starting mid-Sept. CLICK HERE for more info.

AMS RULES AT DTA5

AMS Rock Band (aka Minør) performed at Downtown After 5 on Fri., Aug 19, opening for Asheville All-Stars, and crushed it! Watch video HERE.

2016- OUR 20TH YEAR!

It's been 20 years since Asheville Music School first opened its doors! Time flies when you're making music! Thanks to everyone who has been a part of AMS over the years. We couldn't have done it without the support of this amazing community!

Composition Lessons

At Asheville Music School composition lessons are available to students of all ages. If a student is genuinely interested in writing his/her own music then we are here to help develop that. Composition lessons are catered to the student’s age, skill level, and style preference. Younger students will start out with simpler composition lessons, while the older more experienced students will learn much more formal techniques. Our teachers generally start with the paper and pencil method, but can develop into composing with computers if desired. Many of the faculty at AMS write original music themselves and perform in local and regional bands, thus bringing hands on experience to the lessons.

Click the teacher links below to learn more about our Composition faculty.

Teachers:

Mary Jo Finsterwalder
Michael Jefry Stevens
Paul Swartzel