Save 20% During March Madness at the Music Academy of WNC!


It’s MARCH MADNESS at the Music Academy of WNC! SAVE 20% off our low monthly tuition pricing throughout the month of March! The Music Academy of WNC offers the most comprehensive and largest variety of music lessons than any other music school in Henderson County. Our faculty is the most educated and experienced in Hendersonville with the majority holding a Master’s degree or greater in their field of study. All of our music lessons incorporate classical-based musicianship and technique within the style(s) our students wish to learn. Plus, they are LOTS OF FUN! We currently offers private music lessons in the following:

* Guitar (Electric, Classical, Acoustic)
* Bass (Electric, Upright)
* Drums & Percussion
* Piano & Voice
* Violin, Viola, Cello, & Double-Bass
* All Woodwind and Brass Instruments

Give us a call at 828-693-3726 to schedule your FREE Consultation to discuss your musical direction at Hendersonville’s #1 Choice, Best Value, and LARGEST Music School.

Compact Disc Systems Introduced To North America And Europe Today In 1983. – March 2, 2016


COMPACT DISC SYSTEMS INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC TODAY In 1983: On this day, March 2nd, in 1983, a new digital audio system, a five-inch compact disc containing up to one hour of music was launched by Sony, Philips and Polygram in Europe and North America.

Happy Birthday: Karen Carpenter, Jon Bon Jovi, Larry Carlton, Eddie Money, and Lou Reed.

Remembering Davy Jones – February 29, 2016


REMEMBERING DAVY JONES: On this day, February 29th, in 2012, Davy Jones, the Manchester-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees died at age 66 in his sleep at his home in Florida after suffering a massive heart attack. Jones who appeared as a teenager in soap opera Coronation Street, playing Ena Sharples’s grandson was also a former apprentice jockey in Newmarket. Jones remained a keen horseman all his life, winning his first race in England as a jockey in 1996.

Please Help Daphne Bickley Raise Funds To Attend The Curtis Institute of Music Summer Camp


One of our advanced viola students, Daphne Bickley. has been accepted into the summer music program at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music conservatories in the country. She needs to raise approximately $5,800.00 to attend and $4,800.00 is due by March 1st . If funds are not raised by that time then she will miss this critical opportunity in her music education as she pursues a career in music performance. Please consider donating to her GoFundMe page HERE and help Daphne raise the necessary funds to attend the Curtis Institute this summer. Thanks in advance for your donation consideration.

Unlocking The Diatonic Modes Guitar Workshop Held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM


“Unlocking the Diatonic Modes” Guitar Workshop (Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Players).  This workshop is for intermediate to advanced guitar players and will cover the seven diatonic modes and their applications over chords and common progressions.  Workshop topics include:  the seven diatonic left-hand patterns; modal identification over various chords and progressions; modal patterns across the entire fretboard; modal theory; fretboard theory; and MUCH MORE!   The workshop will meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.  Workshop is taught by Mike Ridenour (M.M. Guitar Performance).  Workshop materials are included in tuition price.  Tuition:  $30.00.  Click HERE to register.

Six-Week Beginning Guitar Class Begins This Thursday, February 18, 2016


Six Week Beginning Guitar Class (Ages 9 and Up).  The Beginning Guitar Class is for beginning students ages 9 and up.  This class will cover music reading and basic guitar playing technique for electric and acoustic guitar.  Class will meet each Thursday from 1:00 – 1:50 PM starting February 18th and ending March 24, 2016.  Class is taught by Mike Ridenour (M.M. Guitar Performance).  Method book is included in tuition price.  Tuition:  $25.00.  Click HERE to register.