2016 Annual Spring Student Recitals Are This Coming Weekend


We will be holding our annual spring recitals this coming Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening in the performance room at the Music Academy of WNC. We are very proud of all of our students, their hard work, and dedication and look forward to hearing them perform this weekend.

Welcome Tyler Cason To Our Faculty


We would like to welcome Tyler Cason to our faculty. Tyler will be teaching folk guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, songwriting, and voice in our Folk Music Program.  He holds and Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Education degree from North Greenville University and is pursuing doctoral studies and the University of Georgia in Athens,  Please visit Tyler’s faculty page for his bio and give us a call at 828-693-3726 to register for private lessons.

Our Faculty Members Are The BEST in Hendersonville


Our faculty members are simply the BEST of any private music school in Henderson County. They are the backbone of the music education experience we offer to all of our students at the Music Academy of WNC. All of our faculty members hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in their field of study (72% hold a Master’s or higher), possess decades of teaching and performing experience, are great with students of all ages, and have warm and inviting personalities. Check out our faculty members HERE and compare them with other area music schools. We believe you will not find a better educated, dedicated, and professional faculty for your music education experience. Give us a call at 828-693-3726 and discover why we are the #1 Choice, Best Value, and Largest Music School in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

We Are The World Starts Three-Week Run At Number 1 in 1985 – April 27, 2016

On this day in music, April 27th in1985, USA For Africa started a three-week run at No.1 on the US chart with ‘We Are The World’. The US artists’ answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer’s of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
Happy Birthday: Cuba Gooding, Ace Frehley, Kate Pierson, and Patrick Stump.

U2 Starts Five-Week Run At Number 1 With Joshua Tree In 1987 – April 25, 2016

On this day in music, April 25th in 1987, U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album “Joshua Tree.” Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold. The album which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year produced the hit singles ‘With or Without You’, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’.

Happy Birthday: Ella Fitzgerald, Albert King, Stu Cook, and Simon Fowler.

Beatles Complete Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album In 1967 – April 21, 2016


On this day in music, April 21st in 1967 – Working at Abbey Road studios in London, the Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow ‘A Day in the Life.’. They recorded assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cut-up and randomly re-assembled. These were omitted from the American version of the album.

Happy Birthday: Alan Wagner, Iggy Pop, Robert Smith

Violin Instructor Position Available – April 20, 2016

Violin Lessons

We have experienced tremendous growth in our strings program during the past six months so we are in need of an additional violin instructor to manage the growth and prepare for our new elementary school strings program starting in the fall of 2016. Below is our latest job posting for this position.


The Music Academy of Western North Carolina, located at 235 Duncan Hill Road in Hendersonville, North Carolina, has an opening for an additional violin instructor. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s 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. This is a contract position. Please email resume, cover letter, and any past performance links (if available) for consideration to mike@wncmusicacademy.com. Please visit our website for more information about the Music Academy of Western North Carolina and our music programs.

Happy Birthday to Eric Clapton – March 30, 1945


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ERIC CLAPTON: Born on this day, March 20, 1945.Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009.