Upright Bass Lessons
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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.


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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!

Upright Bass Lessons

Also called the double bass, string bass, acoustic bass, stand-up bass, even the “doghouse,” the upright bass is the largest and lowest pitched string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. Players use either a “French bow” (held like a cello bow) or a “German bow” (held with an underhand grip). The upright bass can be plucked as well.

However, the upright bass is used in much more than just the western classical world. Many different genres use the stand up bass- jazz, folk, old-time, bluegrass, rock, blues, rockabilly, country- and our teachers at Asheville Music School teach them all. Whatever your musical passion or preference we can accommodate.

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


Ryan Kijanka
Ryan Reardon