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

Regular Schedule For Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Music Academy of WNC will resume a regular schedule for in-person private music lessons, classes, and ensembles for Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

We realize road conditions may still affect some of our faculty and students from coming into the Music Academy today. Music Academy Faculty members still affected by road conditions will contact their students directly to schedule an online lesson on one of our supported formats at the student’s regularly scheduled lesson time. Students can also schedule a virtual lesson directly with their teacher if road conditions prohibit them from coming into the Music Academy for an in-person lesson.

Please review our Studio Policies for inclement weather (Paragraph 15). Stay warm and safe!

Virtual Day For Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Due To Inclement Weather

The Music Academy of WNC will hold a “Virtual Day” due to inclement weather and close our facilities for in-person private music lessons, classes, and ensembles for Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Music Academy Faculty members will contact their students directly and conduct all lessons today on one of our supported online lesson formats at the student’s regularly scheduled lesson time. Students should review our online lesson formats, from our Studio Policies  (Paragraph 15), and discuss which one works best to connect with their teacher for today’s lesson. Stay warm and safe!

Virtual Day For Monday, January 17, 2022 Due To Inclement Weather

The Music Academy of WNC will hold a “Virtual Day” due to inclement weather and close our facilities for in-person private music lessons, classes, and ensembles for Monday, January 17, 2022. Music Academy Faculty members will contact their students directly and conduct all lessons today on one of our supported online lesson formats at the student’s regularly scheduled lesson time. Students should review our online lesson formats, from our Studio Policies  (Paragraph 15), and discuss which one works best to connect with their teacher for today’s lesson. Stay warm and safe!