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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!

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.

Teachers:

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