Composition Lessons
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RECITAL SUCCESS

Fantastic recitals everyone- all 10 of them! Our biggest weekend yet; we had almost 200 performers in 3 days. Congrats!

POWER ON COMMUNITY

We're thankful to Charlotte Street Computers for selecting AMS to participate in their Power On Community program. In partnership with Asheville Community Theatre, CSC has donated 50 tickets to AMS to the ACT world premiere production of Snowbound for us to sell to friends and family to raise funds for the school. Buy tickets online here-


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GYPSY JAZZ 101 WORKSHOP

Jan. 18, 7pm-9pm. Join us for this one time introduction to the fundamentals of Gypsy Jazz guitar playing! Led by instructors Phil Alley and Steve Karla. Focus is on guitar, but all instruments welcome.

GIVE!LOCAL

We are happy to be a part of Mountain Xpress' Give!Local campaign again this year. It's a fun and easy way to give to local nonprofits. Learn about all the prizes 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