Music Classes

Learn to play the Mountain Dulcimer.

Instructor: Megan Williams
Pricing:
Private lessons- 1 hour – $30 Non-member/ $27 member, Group Class – 2 hours – $28 Non-member/ $25.20 Member 

For more info or to start classes call 706-635-5605

Meet Megan Williams

Megan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Music Therapy from the University of Iowa as well as a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Florida.  In 2012, she retired from her 30-year career, working at a residential center for developmentally disabled adults in Gainesville, Florida.   

Megan is an accomplished musician who began her musical training in High School. She studied voice and has performed in many Chorus groups and Church choirs over the years.   She also played the guitar with folk and bluegrass groups before learning to play the mountain dulcimer. 

Megan has been playing the mountain dulcimer since 2007.  Her first dulcimer classes were at the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.  In 2013, she retired to Ellijay, Georgia and joined Blue Ridge Dulcimer Club.  Megan has been teaching the dulcimer since 2014.  She is now enrolled in a Dulcimer Teacher Certification program at Western Carolina University which she will complete in 2017. 

Megan’s dulcimer students often say she is a wonderful, patient teacher.  She loves to share her enthusiasm for the dulcimer.  She says “It is a beautiful sounding traditional mountain instrument, a joy to play and enjoy with others.”  She is very proud of her adult students and their excellent progress.  Most of them started as absolute beginners with little or no musical background.  Now they can play as a group and enjoy playing for Nursing Homes and an Assisted Living Center.

Piano, Flute or Vocal Lessons

Instructor: Claudia Bradford
Pricing: $25 for 45 minute lesson

For more info or to start lessons call 706-635-5605

All lessons
  • Beginner to Intermediate
  • Learn to read music, music theory and ear training

Piano

  • Ages 7 – adult

Flute

  • Ages 11 – up

Voice

  • Breathing, Tone, Range, Hitting Notes, Projection, etc.
  • Vocal Audition and Performance Techniques

Recitals

  • Two per year December and May
Meet Claudia Bradford

GEORGIA K-12 CERTIFICATION IN MUSIC EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, MS. BRADFORD HAS OVER 18 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN THE ATLANTA METRO SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

HER EXPERIENCE INCLUDES DIRECTORSHIP IN CHORAL, INSTRUMENTAL, AND MUSICAL THEATER AND HAS RECEIVED MULTIPLE GEORGIA GOVERNOR’S AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT PERFORMANCES AT THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION.

HER DEDICATION IN THE FINE ARTS HAS RESULTED IN HER STUDENTS PARTICIPATION IN:

  • GEORGIA STATEWIDE ELEMENTARY HONORS CHORUS
  • CLAYTON AND ROCKDALE COUNTY HONORS CHORUS
  • CLAYTON COUNTY HONORS MUSICAL
  • INTERNATIONAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS PROGRAM
  • THE ATLANTA FESTIVAL BALLET: “THE NUTCRACKER”
  • THE GOVERNORS MANSION HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

MS. BRADFORD’S PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATER DIRECTOR CREDITS INCLUDE:

  • IT’S A SMALL WORLD
  • ANNIE
  • NORTH POLE STAR
  • RUNNAWAY REINDEERS ( WRITTEN BY MS. BRADFORD)
  • CINDERELLA
  • AMERICA, AMERICA
  • JUNIE B. JONES