The Academy for the Arts (AFTA) offers music lessons in Asheville, NC

Private and group lessons are available for voice, piano, organ, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, flute, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and Old Time Bluegrass and Early Swing instruments such as fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass.

AFTA celebrates a high standard of excellence within our teaching staff. All our instructors hold at least one degree, and most of them multiple degrees in music from an accredited university/conservatory, or have equitable expertise in their genre.

Piano keys


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Areas of Instruction
Voice, Piano, Organ, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Harp, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Chamber Ensembles, Opera Workshop


Clarinet on sheet music

We celebrate a high standard of excellence within our teaching staff. Our instructors are from the Asheville area and hold at least one degree from an accredited college/university, or have equitable expertise in their genre.

 Academy for the Arts Registration is open now!

Registration for new and returning students is open.  If you are new to the Academy, please click here to get more information and to register for the spring 2016 semester.

Returning students, please click here to re-enroll.  Spring semester begins January 11, 2016!



Crocker Auditorium

Take a look at some of the beautiful teaching and performance spaces we have at AFTA!