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Mrs. Kylie Irvin is a native of Skaneateles Falls, New York, and moved to Asheville, N.C. to continue her lifelong journey in music education and performance. Kylie has a diverse musical background in several instruments such as trombone, guitar, voice, and flute. Her musical diversity also spans multiple genres including rock, classical, musical theatre, and jazz. She received her degree in music education with a concentration in bass trombone from the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College in Western New York and studied instrumental conducting in graduate school at Houghton where she conducted the Houghton Philharmonia and the wind ensemble. From there she decided to move to Asheville, N.C. to cultivate her part in a larger musical community. Since her move to Asheville, she is grateful to have had many opportunities as a performer and teacher. She has directed rock band, musical theatre, performed in various ensembles as a vocalist and trombonist, and served others with music therapy. Each new experience has given her insight on how to teach students of all different ages, backgrounds, and abilities. After a few years teaching music for Buncombe County Schools, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of songwriting and is working on writing her first album. Currently she is the program director at AMS, teaching private lessons at AMS and her home studio near Biltmore Village, teaching for LEAF schools and streets, and providing instruction for music camps at Black Mountain Center for the Arts and Girls Rock Asheville during the summer months.