Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Asheville Area Music Together!

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they're united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in Asheville!

All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

Kari Richmond

Kari is the founder and director of Asheville Area Music Together. She has been playing and teaching music of all kinds since her graduation from East Tennessee State University in 1997. In May 20...

Christina Chandler

Christina Chandler has been a life-long seeker of music and movement. At the age of 6, she began experimenting with every outlet for musical expression available to her: first songwriting, then ch...

Kathleen Avins

Kathleen Avins completed her training as a Music Together teacher in 2008. She is also a board-certified music therapist with more than two decades of experience working with a variety of client p...

Steve Newbrough

With over a decade of experience in teaching guitar lessons, Steve Newbrough has joined the Asheville Area Music together team.  As an active solo guitarist and chamber musician, Steve Newbro...