Composition Lessons
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We are happy to be a part of Mountain Xpress' Give!Local campaign again this year. Our students will be performing at the kick off event at Highland Brewing on Nov. 2.


Thanks for the food, neighbors! In exchange, we're sending TL some teacher and student performers:
Up Next Duo- Haylie Fehl & Eva Peterson, Oct. 24
Christina Thompson & Abbie Earley, Oct. 25
Kylie Brown, tba

2016 Holiday Recitals

We've expanded our recitals- again!
Dec. 2- Ensembles and Adult Student Open Mic at Block Off Biltmore
Dec. 3 & 4- All AMS Recitals at Altamont Theatre
What will you play?

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.


Mary Jo Finsterwalder
Michael Jefry Stevens
Paul Swartzel