Piano Lessons

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Student recitals are December 12 & 13. What will you play?


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Piano Lessons

At the Asheville Music School, we have seven piano teachers who have a wealth of experience as instructors and performers. We offer piano lessons for ages 3 and up. What style of music would you like to play….classical, jazz, ragtime, blues, gospel, pop, new age, or perhaps tunes from Broadway? You can pick any musical time period or any musical style and one of our teachers will be able to help you.

We also offer combination voice and piano lessons with a couple of our voice instructors. We offer piano lessons for those with special needs. Do you want to learn theory? No problem. Our instructors will include music theory as part of your piano lesson. We can also help you out if you want to learn a chord based approach to piano playing.

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


Frank Argento (multiple styles, accompanying)

Darlyne Cain (guitar/piano/songwriting)

Dave Dribbon (songwriting/voice/guitar/piano)

Mary Jo Finsterwalder (multiple styles)

Rebecca Modrzynski (piano for the young)

Katie Oaks (piano for the young)

Avery Parker (classical, various skill levels)

Michael Jefry Stevens (all skill levels, jazz, blues, rock, improvisation, jazz for classical pianists, jazz composition)

Paul Swartzel (piano, composition, theory)

Gabrielle Tee (pop, rock, songwriting)

Paul Templon (classical, piano and voice)