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Harp

Celtic Harp Lessons

About the Lessons

All ages and abilities welcome. Instrument taught by ear, with music to follow. Students must own or have access to a harp but can use Sue's second harp at lessons.

rates and scheduling

Lessons are $50 for 45 minutes. Contact Sue Richards to schedule a lesson via email at hazelharp9@gmail.com. Click here to check out her website!

About the Instructor

Richards won the American National Scottish Harp Championship four times and sat in with the Chieftains Irish band. She currently teaches and directs the harp program at the Ohio Scottish Arts School at Oberlin and has many recordings and books of arrangements and original tunes to her credit. Richards also plays and tours with Ensemble Galilei, a group of five musicians performing multi-media concerts commissioned by the National Geographic Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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Bass Lessons

About the Lessons

Ryan’s approach to teaching involves a combination of popular songs, jazz standards, and classical etudes to help develop a well-rounded student, adjusting for each individual based on their ability and interests.

Rates and Scheduling

Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions, weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Time slots start at 9:00 am and spaces are limited. Lessons are $35 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes, and $60 for 60 minutes. They are payable at the first lesson of each month for that month.

 

Click the link below to fill out the registration form, and then Ryan will contact you to schedule your lesson.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

(Leave student's name in the notes with your payment)

About the
Instructor

Asheville-centered bassist Ryan Crabtree began playing bass at the age of twelve. Since graduating with his Bachelors in Music Education in 2013, Ryan has traveled, recorded, and co-written with a multitude of artists across the southeast region and continues to maintain a full-time performance career. He has also studied with Robert “Bubby” Lewis (Snoop Dogg, Jhéne Aiko), Evan Marien (Allan Holdsworth, Tigran Hamasyan), and Elon JD (Jonathan Scales Fourschestra). Between live shows, Ryan also teaches band classes at various local charter schools and has experience working with string ensemble classes.

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BAss

Violin & Viola

About the Lessons

Kelsey’s approach to teaching is eclectic, strength-focused, and centered in the student’s interests in order to support a love and basic knowledge of music that will hopefully last a lifetime. Students will learn technique basics such as how to hold the instrument, simple music theory such as how to read music, and more

Rates and Scheduling

Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions, weekly on Fridays, and Saturdays. Time slots start at 9:00 am and spaces are limited. Lessons are $35 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes, and $60 for 60 minutes. They are payable at the first lesson of each month for that month.

 

Click the link below to fill out the registration form, then Kelsey will contact you to schedule your lesson.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

(Leave student's name in the notes with your payment)

About the
Instructor

Kelsey Crabtree is a classically trained violinist of 20+ years, with both private and classroom teaching experience. Kelsey has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Music, and. M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a practicing therapist in Black Mountain with a wide range of knowledge and experience working with kids, adolescents, and young adults with varying differences and challenges. Kelsey has played with orchestras for most of her life, and has also performed with bands.

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Violin & Viola
Piano

Piano, Guitar, & ukulele Lessons

About the Lessons

Depending on the level of the student- we will explore fundamentals; i.e. finger placement, right and left hand technical skills with scales, arpeggios, music theory, rhythm and coordination, and enhancement of musicality through expression and knowledge of different styles/genres. I also love to incorporate improvisation and songwriting into my lessons.

Age minimum for lessons is 5 years old.

Rates and Scheduling

Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions, weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Time slots start at 10:00 am and spaces are limited. Lessons are $35 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes, and $60 for 60 minutes. They are payable at the first lesson of each month for that month.

 

Click the link below to fill out the registration form, then Ms. Laura will contact you to schedule your lesson.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

(Leave student's name in the notes with your payment)

About the
Instructor

Laura Boswell is a classically trained pianist and guitarist with 10 years of teaching experience in styles including pop, rock, folk, and jazz. She earned her Bachelor of Music at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and studied with Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in 2013. Laura is also an active singer-songwriter and performer.

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Folk Musi

Folk Guitar, Bass, Banjo & Singing

About the Lessons

All ages and abilities welcome. Cary blends concepts from classical music education with learning by ear and using traditional methods passed down in the mountain culture, and draws from an extensive repertoire of songs and styles.

rates and scheduling

Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions, weekly on Wednesdays. Spaces are limited. Lessons are $35 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes, and $60 for 60 minutes. They are payable at the first lesson of each month for that month.

 

Click the link below to fill out the registration form, then Cary will contact you to schedule your lesson.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

(Leave student's name in the notes with your payment)

About the Instructor

Cary holds a master’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and currently resides in Asheville, NC. She continues to perform solo ballads and string band shows with The Cary Fridley Band. Cary teaches guitar, banjo and singing, and leads workshops in old-time music for schools and summer programs. Seven years ago she returned to our TAPS program in Buncombe County after three year teaching at Univ. of Eastern Tenn. Cary was one of our original string instructors for three years prior to that, making it a total of ten years with the Buncombe County TAPS at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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