NOW HIRING: Guitar Instructor

NOW HIRING ADDITIONAL GUITAR INSTRUCTOR: The Music Academy of Western North Carolina, located at 1430 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville, North Carolina, has an opening for an additional studio guitar teacher. Approximate start date is January 9, 2023. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent in related field of study (Masters of Music degree is preferred), three years of teaching experience, and multiple years of active performing experience. The guitar teacher’s main responsibility will be to teach private students ranging from elementary to senior adult ages. Lesson time lengths range from 30, 45, and 60 minutes each. This is a contract position with an approximate $43.50/hr compensation. Flexible hours.

The Music Academy of WNC is the largest private music school in Hendersonville, NC with a total student enrollment of over 300 students enrolled in private lessons, music classes, and ensembles. Please email resume, cover letter, and any past performance links (if available) for consideration to mike@wncmusicacademy.com. Please visit our website at https://wncmusicacademy.com for more information about the Music Academy of Western North Carolina and our music programs.

NOW HIRING: Cello Instructor

NOW HIRING ADDITIONAL CELLO INSTRUCTOR: The Music Academy of Western North Carolina, located at 1430 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville, North Carolina, has an opening for an additional studio cello teacher. Approximate start date is January 9, 2023. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent in related field of study (Masters of Music degree is preferred), three years of teaching experience, and multiple years of active performing experience. The cello teacher’s main responsibility will be to teach private students ranging from elementary to senior adult ages. Lesson time lengths range from 30, 45, and 60 minutes each. This is a contract position with an approximate $43.50/hr compensation. Flexible hours.

The Music Academy of WNC is the largest private music school in Hendersonville, NC with a total student enrollment of over 300 students enrolled in private lessons, music classes, and ensembles. Please email resume, cover letter, and any past performance links (if available) for consideration to mike@wncmusicacademy.com. Please visit our website at https://wncmusicacademy.com for more information about the Music Academy of Western North Carolina and our music programs.

2023 Spring Recital Dates Announced

We are please to announce our 2023 Annual Spring Recital dates for May and June.  All recitals will be held in the performance room at the Music Academy of WNC.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

12:30 PM – Emily Songster 1 (Piano)
1:30 PM – Emily Songster 2 (Piano)
3:30 PM – Anita Robertson & Kevin Ayesh (Piano)
5:00 PM – Elizabeth Churchya 1  (Piano)
6:30 PM –  Elizabeth Churchya 2 (Piano)

Friday, May 12, 2023

7:00 PM – Michael Ridenour (Guitar)

Saturday, May 20, 2023

1:00 PM – Jeff Lott (Drums)
3:00 PM – Angela Hayes (Voice)
4:30 PM – Joanna Best (Voice)

Friday, June 2, 2023

6:00 PM – Andrew Thelston 1 (Guitar)
7:15 PM – Andrew Thelston 2 (Guitar)

Saturday, June 3, 2023

10:00 AM – Leigha Turner/Emily Songster/Jamie Leigh Bennett (Brass/Woodwinds)
11:30 AM – Eben Mann/Matthew Pierce/Jamie Leigh Bennett/Claudia Malchow (Strings)
1:00 PM – Emily Vaughn 1 (Strings)
2:30 PM – Emily Vaughn 2 (Strings)
4:00 PM – Rhona Reagen (Strings)
6:00 PM – Jan Daugherty/Carolyn Tackett/Quartets (Strings)

Keys To Piano Lesson Success Workshop By Steinway of the Carolinas

Keys To Piano Lesson Success!

Bob Kenney, Manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Greenville, SC, will present a two-hour workshop for parents and piano students entitled “Keys To Piano Lesson Success” on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Music Academy.  During this workshop, Bob will discuss several important keys to make piano lessons more successful as well as introduce the Steinway Piano Rental Program.  This rental program is a wonderful way to get a Steinway-designed piano in your home at a very affordable price.  Bob will bring 7-8 pianos for students and parents to audition.  He will also go over the many advantages of becoming a Steinway Piano customer that you will not receive from other area piano dealerships.

This workshop has been completed.  Please check back for future workshops.

2022 Holiday Closing Schedule

The Music Academy will be CLOSED for private lessons, ensembles, and classes the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day during the following dates:

Thanksgiving Week: Sunday November 20th – Sunday, November 27th, 2022
Christmas Week: Sunday, December 25th – Saturday, December 31st, 2022
New Year’s Day Week: Sunday, January 1st, 2023 – Sunday, January 8th, 2023

Holiday weeks are not included in the monthly tuition for private lessons so there will be no make-up lessons scheduled for these weeks.

NOW HIRING: Drum & Percussion Teacher

NOW HIRING DRUM & PERCUSSION TEACHER: The Music Academy of Western North Carolina, located at 1430 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville, North Carolina, has an opening for an additional studio drum set and percussion teacher. Approximate start date is November 1, 2022. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent in related field of study (Masters of Music degree is preferred), three years of teaching experience, and multiple years of active performing experience. The drum set and percussion teacher’s main responsibility will be to teach private students ranging from preschool to senior adult ages. Lesson time lengths range from 30, 45, and 60 minutes each. This is a contract position with an approximate $43.50/hr compensation. Flexible hours.

The Music Academy of WNC is the largest private music school in Hendersonville, NC with a total student enrollment of over 300 students enrolled in private lessons, music classes, and ensembles. Please email resume, cover letter, and any past performance links (if available) to mike@wncmusicacademy.com for consideration. Please visit our website at https://wncmusicacademy.com for more information about the Music Academy of Western North Carolina and our music programs.

We Are Moving Our Facilities At The End of April 2022

The Music Academy of WNC will be moving across the street from our current location to 1430 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville on Saturday, April 30, 2022. We are currently in the process of remodeling.  Our first official day at our new location will be Monday, May 2, 2022 for all private lessons, music classes, and ensembles. This 3,800 square foot, stand-alone building will accommodate our expansive growth and programs with twelve private teaching studios, a large rehearsal room for our music classes and ensembles, and plenty of parking.  The move will also give us the much needed infrastructure to offer many more music education programs all ready in the works.  We are very excited about this move and what it means for the music education community in Henderson County.  Come grow with us at the #1 Choice, Best Value, and LARGEST Music School in Hendersonville!

2022 Spring Recital Schedule


Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Drums & Percussion
Students of Josh Dunn & Will Miller
Music Academy of WNC

Thursday, June 2, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Woodwinds/Strings
Students of Jamie Leigh Bennett
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 3, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Guitar/Ukulele
Students of Michael Ridenour
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 9:30 AM
Violin/Viola
Students of Jan Daugherty
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 11:00 AM
Violin/Viola/Cello
Students of Carolyn Tackett, Eben Mann, Matthew Pierce
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 1:00 PM
Violin/Viola
Students of Rhona Reagen
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 2:30 PM
Violin/Viola Recital #1
Students of Emily Vaughn
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 3:30 PM
Violin/Viola Recital #2
Students of Emily Vaughn
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 5:00 PM
Voice
Students of Joanna Best
Music Academy of WNC

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM
Guitar/Bass
Students of Andrew Thelston
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 10, 2022 – 5:30 PM
Piano Recital #1
Students of Kevin Ayesh
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 10, 2022 – 6:00 PM
Piano Recital #2
Students of Laura Thiel
Music Academy of WNC

Friday, June 10, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Piano Recital #3
Students of Laura Thiel
Music Academy of WNC