Our instructors are, of course, accomplished musicians. But more importantly, they are great teachers. They combine a genuine love of their instrument with a real passion for teaching. And it’s that passion that is infectious and often leads to the student developing a life-long love of music.

Chris Brown

The saxophone is perhaps the most versatile and vocally expressive of the woodwind instruments. Once you gain a certain confidence

Christina Blain

I love everything about the piano. I love my fingers moving and hitting multiple keys. I love how beautiful a

Christina Lewis

My favorite aspect of teaching is the privilege I have to inspire and encourage a love of music in others.

Janie Williams

I’ve been a musician most of my life. From a young age, I took classical piano lessons. My passion for

Melanie Hollenstein

My passion for music includes a variety of interpretations.  I enjoy singing, performing, and teaching. The ability to express oneself

Melody Taylor

My favorite thing about my instrument is that it’s unique to me. Like a fingerprint, no one else has exactly

Misti Short

I love the versatility of the piano — that I can play by myself, with a friend, or with several

Samuel Nordlund

As a teacher, I enjoy helping each student discover his/her own way to value music. Music is a powerful tool

Susan Sumrall

My favorite thing about teaching is helping students recognize their hidden talents. I love to hear and see the joy


How do you match me with an instructor?

If you would like, you can select your own instructor by reading the instructor biographies. If you have a specific lesson time that you request, then you will be placed with the instructor that has that lesson time available.

Does the music academy offer lessons for adults?

Yes, we welcome adult students. Several of our instructors specialize in teaching adult students and enjoy adapting lessons to their learning interests.