School Uniform, Concert Attire for all performers is the following:
-Black Pants  -Black Socks  -Black Shoes  -White Shirt
Student attendance at concerts is required and is part of their music grade.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office.

Outgrown your concert attire..? 
Please consider donating your old clean concert attire to the APCS clothes closet for another student to use.


If your student is a rising 5th grade band student and has been in band with me before, please be looking for a personal band instrument for your student.  It is important for your now advanced student to have their very own instrument. 

There are many places to find affordable new and used instruments.  I recommend that you NOT purchase an unbranded instrument made overseas, as those are not typically reparable if they happen to break.... 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns or would like me to play test an instrument that you may find.  I am here for you.  828-230-4263

Music Director - Jacki L. Tatsch
Welcome to Music...!

I have been with APCS since January of 2014 and
it is a sincere honor and privilege to be the Music Director here at APCS.


2017-2018 school year music classes
PreK-K:  Introduction to Music
1st-2nd Graders: Pre-Band
3rd-4th Graders: Beginning Band
5th-8th Graders: Advanced Band or Chimes
6th Graders through Adult: 

The Pisgah Concert Band
I am the Music Director and Conductor for this band and Ed Pelto, of Mount Pisgah Academy is the Assistant Director.  In September 2016, I along with Asheville Pisgah Christian School and Mount Pisgah Academy started a joint venture called the Pisgah Concert Band.  This Band is open to anyone from grade 6 through adult who has a working knowledge of a concert band instrument. Students of Mount Pisgah Academy can earn school credit for participating in this band...!  Full band rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings this school year from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Those taking this band for MPA will also have small rehearsals weekly on Tuesday evenings with Mr. Pelto.

Please consider playing with us.  We would love to have you...!  For more information, please contact APCS, Ed Pelto or myself, or visit our website at: 

The Pisgah Concert Band (a.k.a. PCB ) is also on FaceBook...! 
Check out this page for most up to date information, notes and announcements.
We would love for you to "Like" us.

Private Music Lessons Available
To be of service and to help students further improve their music training, I teach private music lessons at APCS after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays as those are the school music days.  If you are a student at APCS, I offer my services at 50% off my published rates when you take lessons from me at the school on a day that I am already there. The time slots available will be filled first with returning private students and then filled with new students on a first-come-first-served basis.  If I have more new students than spaces available, I will start a waiting list.  When I have at least 4 potential private students on the waiting list I will open Monday and fill the spots in the order they were placed on the waiting list.  Lessons on that additional day will be at 25% off my published rates. 

For more information on my private instruction, please visit: 

Mount Pisgah Academy Piano Coach
Did you know...? I am also the piano coach at Mount Pisgah Academy and have a studio space there as well.  Woo Hoo...!

Love music and on FaceBook...?
My music teacher FaceBook page is where I post tips, ideas, helpful hints and other music or performance related items of interest. 
Please find me at:

Looking forward to another awesome school year....! 
If you have any questions, know I am here for you.

~ Jacki L. Tatsch
APCS Music Director