Composition Lessons
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SOUND EFFECTS: APRIL 10 BENEFIT CONCERT

Thank you SO MUCH for making our event such a success! All of our students, parents, volunteers, board members, AVL All-Stars, and the crew at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall- we couldn't have done it without you! Click here to VIEW PHOTOS from KMG Photography

MUSIC VIDEO ASHEVILLE APRIL 16

Showcasing music videos from Asheville artists, this event, held at Diana Wortham Theatre, will help benefit our scholarship and outreach programs! Click HERE to learn more

SUMMER CAMP AUDITIONS APRIL 26

Placement auditions for our summer camps start at 1:30pm. Call to schedule your time. Camps included Chamber Music, Pop/Rock Band, Jazz Band, Rock Band, and Suzuki Splash. Ages range from 3 to 18. Click HERE to learn more

MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASSES ANNOUNCED

New faculty member Kirsten Baucom Earley will be teaching Music & Movement classes this summer at AMS. Two different weekly classes running June 10-July 23. Click HERE to learn more

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