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


Two of our outreach ensembles will be performing at LEAF on Sun. Oct. 23. CLICK HERE for more info on this wonderful music festival.


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!

Guitar Lessons

One of our most popular instruments that we teach at the Asheville Music School is guitar. We offer lessons in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, and bass guitar. Whether you are someone who wants to just curl up with your guitar and pick out a few tunes for yourself, perform at one of Asheville’s many open mic nights, or learn to jam better with your friends, we can help.

Our guitar instructors have a great diversity of experiences between them. Jazz, rock, pop, folk, classical, metal, bluegrass-you name it, our teachers have knowledge in lots of styles. We offer lessons for five-year-olds on up and teach lessons for those who are beginners, intermediates and advanced.

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


Phil Alley- guitar, gypsy jazz, bluegrass
Darlyne Cain- guitar, piano, songwriting

Dave Dribbon- songwriting, voice, guitar, piano
Alec Fehl- rock guitar, AMS Rock Band
Sam Irvin- jazz guitar, trumpet
Andy John- electric, acoustic, jazz, rock, ukulele
Michael Luchtan- folk guitar, other styles
Ryan Kijanka- bass guitar
John Looney- acoustic guitar, old time, bluegrass, folk, country
Ryan Reardon- bass guitar
Gabrielle Tee- acoustic guitar 
Patrick Walters- electric guitar