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...

Stacy Rodriguez

Stacy Rodriguez, a longtime Music Together teacher in Key West, FL, moved to Asheville in October 2017, post-Hurricane Irma. She's studied music since she was 8 years old, starting with violin, th...

Michelle Negron

Michelle is our new addition to the Asheville Area Music Together family.  She has been working with children for more than 12 years in childcare centers and as a nanny.  She grew up in a...