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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!

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)

Linda Gaines (all ages, Suzuki)

Michael Luchtan (folk-style teaching, eclectic music styles)

Rebecca Modrzynski (piano for the young)

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

Bob Strain (beginner-advanced skill levels. Ages 7+)

Gabrielle Tee (pop, rock, songwriting)

Paul Templon (classical, piano and voice)