Harmonica Lessons

Sound Effects Benefit Concert- April 21

Our 4th annual fundraiser features AMS teachers & students performing The Beatles' Abbey Road in its entirety! Other performers include AMS Rock Band, Vinyl Crossroads, Grits & Soul, Woodsong Clarinet Choir, and AMS Chamber Ensemble. Cash raffle and silent auction. 6pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. Tickets and more info HERE


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Asheville Music School is a nonprofit community school for anyone who wishes to study music. We’ve been making music since 1996, and now have over 400 students with 35 instructors teaching music lessons and classes every week. We are currently enrolling students from beginner to advanced skill levels for private music lessons. Our students range from age four to young adult and those well into retirement. We teach all styles and levels and have at least two optional recitals a year in our own in-house performance space. Daytime music lessons are conveniently offered for homeschoolers and adults. In 2012 we started our first summer camp series, wherein students learn to make music with one another in fun and supportive ensemble settings.


Once our students have some experience on their respective instruments, they have the ability to join one of our student performing ensembles in our Sound Education Outreach program. These ensembles perform outreach concerts to people in need at such places like the ABCCM Veteran's Restoration Quarters, Chunn's Cove Assisted Living Center, and more. They also perform concerts at venues such as The Orange Peel, and festivals such as Downtown After 5 and Barnaroo Music Festival.


Our instructors are brought on board not only because they are gifted performers, but because they have demonstrated quality teaching and superior knowledge in music. These are professional teachers who want to teach.


No matter what you want to play, from Bach to bebop to Bob Dylan, we have instructors who can teach you how to play like the pros. We offer private music lessons, convenient hours and the best instructors in the area. Our school also has wireless internet, so if you are waiting in the lobby, you can stay connected.


Instruments include piano, guitar, violin, cello, bass, voice, saxophone, flute, trumpet, drums, percussion, and much more! Get to know our lessons and instructors by clicking on the Lessons and Programs link.


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SOUND EFFECTS CONCERT

Our 2016 concert was a HUGE success! Thank you SO much to everyone that helped make it happen. Video and photos will be coming very soon.

AMS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHARLOTTE SOMMERS

We are thrilled to have Charlotte Sommers as our new executive director. Learn more about Charlotte
HERE

SUMMER CAMP AUDITION DAY APRIL 9

Call today and sign up for summer camp auditions! 828-252-6244 or email Summer Camp Director Gabrielle Tee CLICK HERE to see all the info. Auditions are for placement purposes only, so we can assess skill level.

APRIL 21- SOUND EFFECTS

Our 4th annual Sound Effects Benefit Concert is April 21 is Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. The event features AMS teachers and students performing The Beatles' Abbey Road in its entirety! Ticket available online HERE

SUMMER CAMP DATES ANNOUNCED

It official! Go to our SUMMER CAMPS page to see all the info. New this year- Music Explorations Camp for young beginners. Placement Auditions on April 9. Earlybird deadline is May 5. Call today!

PRACTICE-A-THON 2016

Our 4th annual! Students will get neighbors, friends, and family to sponsor their practice throughout the month of March 2016. They keep track of their practice time and have a chance to win prizes!

SOUND EDUCATION OUTREACH VIDEO

Watch this video to learn more about our community outreach and scholarship program CLICK HERE

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Harmonica Lessons

We offer private instruction on harmonica at Asheville Music School to all ages. Harmonica is simple enough to learn a campfire song like “Clementine” in a short time but we also offer professional instruction if you are interested in playing like Sonny Terry, Sonny Boy Williamson, or other blues greats. We even offer lessons on chromatic harmonica if you are thinking of playing jazz or pop like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemans.

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

Teachers:

Andy John