LOTS of students have registered for our Third Annual, Beginning Orchestra Summer Strings Day Camp. This is a GREAT opportunity for rising 4th through 8th graders to get a jump start on learning the violin, viola, or cello. Please visit our website at https://wncmusicacademy.com/summer-camps for more information and to register or give us a call at 828-693-3726.
Daily Dose of Music History (June 1, 2015): On this day in 1968, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mrs. Robinson’. Featured in the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film ‘The Graduate’, the song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969.
Happy Birthday: Pat Boone; Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones); Graham Russell (Air Supply); and Alanis Morissette.
Daily Dose of Music History (May 30, 2015): On this day in 1968, the Beatles began recording what became known as the White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’.
Daily Dose of Music History (May 29, 2015): On this day in 2007: A piano used by John Lennon on the night he died was put up for sale for $375,000 on The Moments in Time memorabilia website. The upright grand piano was part of the Record Plant Recording Studios in New York where the former Beatle recorded his 1971 “Imagine” album. Lennon was said to be so fond of the instrument that he had it moved to whichever studio he was working in and had used the piano hours before being shot on December 8, 1980.
Happy Birthday: Mike Pocaro (Bass, Toto); La Toya Jackson; Melanie Brown, (Mel B); Mel Gaynor (Drums, Simple Minds); and Marie Fredriksson (Roxette).
Register NOW for our Third Annual, Beginning Summer Orchestra Strings Day Camp held at the Music Academy of WNC from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24, 2015. Camp meets 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon daily. Click HERE for more information and to register or give us a call at 828-693-3726.
Daily Dose of Music History (May 28, 2015): On this day in 1973: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon was on both the UK and US album charts. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. (After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006).
Happy Birthday: T- Bone Walker; Gladys Knight; John Fogerty; Wendy O. Williams; and Kylie Minogue.
Don’t overpay for music lessons this summer! All NEW students enrolling in music lessons, through June 15, 2015, will receive 20% off their first month’s lessons tuition. That’s $75.00 for four, 30-minute lessons for the first month (regular price is $95.00 per month)! Study guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, or any of the brass and woodwind instruments at Hendersonville’s most prestigious music school. All of our faculty members are full-time, professional, college-educated musicians holding advanced degrees with decades of performing and teaching experience. Give us a call at 828-693-3726 to register or click HERE to request your FREE consultation. Lessons times are limited so enroll TODAY for the BEST music lesson experience and value in Hendersonville!
Our Annual Spring Student Guitart Recital is tonight, Friday, May 15, 2015, at 6:30 PM. The recital will be held at the Music Academy of WNC’s recital hall at 235 Duncan Hill Road in Hendersonville.
Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson stated that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.”
King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. King played a Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille and was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton. He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 in the traditional blues album category for “One Kind Favor.”