Private Lessons

The Fine Arts Enrichment Academy offers individual instruction after school with TCS approved instructors in the following areas of study: Piano, Voice, Violin, and Guitar.


Piano and Violin with Cassie Shudak

Cassie Shudak began piano at age 5 and violin at age 8. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University where she earned the Daniel Sternberg Award for Outstanding Senior Instrumental Division in 2012.  She earned her Master of Music degree from Belmont University. Cassie is an active freelance musician in the Nashville area.  She has performed with numerous internationally known pop and country artists, such as Martina McBride and Michael Buble.

Guitar with Robert Thompson

Mr. Robert Thompson offers private guitar instruction to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in a variety of popular guitar styles and classical/finger style guitar. Basic guitar instruction will cover reading actual music notation, fundamental strumming techniques, chord charts, fingerpicking, ear training, and tablature for the guitar. Mr. Thompson works as a performer, recording artist, and is also a faculty member at Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University. He has been a featured performer at the Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Bluebird Cafe, Carnegie Hall Studios, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts.


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