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Threlkeld Academy of Music & Arts

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Welcome to Threlkeld Academy of Music & Arts, a proud New School of Music extension school. We offer music lessons, classes and workshops for students of all ages and abilities in our music academy located at 185 Bradford Square Suite A Fayetteville 30215. We offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, with daytime, evening and Saturday hours. Our instructors have been carefully selected for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.
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New Programs
New Programs
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NEW CLASSES: Pre-School Music

Ages: 3 year olds and 4 year olds
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 on Tuesdays for 6 weeks
Dates: first class October 20, last class November 24
Cost: flat rate of $105 for entire 6 weeks

This will be a developmental preschool music class designed to give children positive and joyful experiences with music while also laying groundwork for continued musical development in an age-appropriate manner. The instructor, Shannon Adams, is a former elementary school music teacher, with additional certification in Kodaly-based music education methods, as well as a board-certified music therapist working locally in pediatrics.

The class will consist of a variety of music experiences comprised of games, songs, movement and listening activities, and more.

Note: A minimum of 4 participants must register in order for the class to go forward. If there is significant interest, an additional class may be held on either Wednesdays or Thursdays.
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NEW ART CLASSES: Sculpture, Drawing, Oil Pastels

We are pleased that world renowned sculptor, Nnamdi Okonkwo, will be offering beginning as well as advanced classes in drawing, oil pastels and sculpture. He will also be sharing valuable lessons he has learned along his journey, and what he feels are his secrets, to becoming successful as an artist. His sculptures adorn many homes in this country and abroad. His monumental pieces, as well, can be seen in sculpture gardens and other outdoor locations locally and internationally.
Website:
www.nnamdiart.com
Our Location
Our Location
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NEW LOCATION!

Threlkeld Academy of Music & Arts

185 Bradford Square Suite A Fayetteville 30215

770.731.0426

Our Teachers
Our Teachers
Please Note: Tuition for private lessons is $30 per 30 minute lesson
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Tracy Threlkeld, Piano, Voice

Tracy Threlkeld has a passion for teaching beginning through intermediate piano and voice lessons. She is a children’s music minister, conductor for Music Alive, a community chorus, and chapter president of the South Metro Atlanta Music Teacher’s Association. She is also soprano in the Griffin Choral Arts chorus. When a music student of Clayton State University, she took piano and voice pedagogy and studied private piano with Dr. Michiko Otaki and voice with Dr. Christina Howell. She opened Threlkeld Academy of Music and Arts in August 2014 and has grown her business while continuing to teach private lessons.
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Shannon Adams, Pre-School Music

Shannon Adams, is a former elementary school music teacher, with additional certification in Kodaly-based music education methods, as well as a board-certified music therapist working locally in pediatrics.
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Deborah Beasley, Piano

Deborah Beasley has been teaching for more than thirty years. She has also been pianist for several churches in Georgia and Alabama. She has served as accompanist for various choral groups and jury performers at Georgia State University.
She enjoys teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced students, imparting her love and appreciation for beautiful music of all types. Many of her students have become pianists in church ministries and contemporary groups.

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Emily Maria Bennett

Emily Maria Bennett is from Orem, Utah and has performed in regional productions throughout Utah on stages including Hale Center Theater Orem, Regan, SCERA, Egyptian, Ellen Eccles & Capitol Theatre. She studied Speech Communication and Theatre Arts at UVU. Emily began teaching and directing youth theater in 2008 and has directed 30+ youth productions. Emily is thrilled when she can help young children and teens find their home onstage.

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Grace Caudle, Piano, Voice

Grace has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Music Education with Performance areas in Piano, Voice and Organ, from Appalachian State University, North Carolina and graduated Cum Laude. She has been teaching private lessons for over 50 years, starting when she was still in high school. Many of her students have won many auditions and scholarships. She is a member of South Metro Atlanta Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association and has held many leadership positions in both organizations. She is also the Organ Master at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Morrow, and a former chorus teacher in Winston-Salem public schools in North Carolina.
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Hannah Cranfill, Music Theory, Cello, Viola, Double Bass

Hannah Cranfill earned her B.A. in Music Education from North Greenville University, where she studied violin with Dr. Leslie Warlick and Dr. Michael Weaver. As a certified music educator and a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, Hannah teaches general music at Alpharetta Christian Academy. She also plays in the First Baptist Church Atlanta (FBA) Worship Orchestra and volunteers as an assistant with the FBA Celebration Orchestra. She enjoys helping students refine their technique and experience the joy of music.
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Pat Dodson, Piano, Voice

Pat has a Bachelors of Science degree from Emory University, a masters degree from EMORY' Candler School of Theology, and an accredited masters in music from the state of Georgia. She has 50 years of service as a Minister of Education; organist and choir director. Pat teaches beginning piano and beginning through advanced voice.

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Bill Hearn, Guitar

Bill Hearn received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Guitar Performance from Florida State University, and a Doctorate in Guitar Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was chosen three times as an International Semifinalist in the Guitar Foundation of America Solo competition, and worked for four years in the North Carolina Visiting Artist program. He currently teaches guitar and World Music at Clayton State University, and performs frequently with the Atlanta Guitar Trio. In addition to being one of the Atlanta area’s premiere classical guitarists, Bill also enjoys performing and teaching flamenco, American folk styles and blues, ukulele, mandolin and banjo.


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Lane McDuffie, Guitar

Lane grew up in a musical family and her first instrument was the saxophone in the school band. Her interest in guitar first started with her mother, who sang and played guitar in church. Lane has pursued the art of playing guitar since 2007, and is currently working toward an Associate Diploma of Guitar Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music, having earned certificates of achievement in music theory and guitar performance. She received a bachelor in arts degree from Emory University, and studied music at Clayton State as a guitar student of Dr. Bill Hearn. She also studied privately with Nashville session and touring guitarist, Andy Gurley, and classical performance teacher, Lyster Bass. While a student, she gave lessons from her home and a love of sharing music developed into a passion for teaching. Lessons include practice methods, technique, music theory, improvisation, and students are encouraged to explore and be creative. She recently began teaching ukulele and group classes, too. She enjoys arranging music for solo guitar and playing a variety of genres. Lane has performed at weddings as a solo guitarist and with other musicians, and was a performing member of the Atlanta Guitar Orchestra in 2015. Over the years, she has had a wide variety of interests, working as an events administrator, realtor, and was also a private pilot. Lane has two grown sons and in her spare time these days, mostly enjoys the outdoors and painting.
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Nnamdi Okonkwo, Art Classes, Private and Semi Private Lessons

We are pleased that world renowned sculptor, Nnamdi Okonkwo, will be offering beginning as well as advanced classes in drawing, oil pastels and sculpture. He will also be sharing valuable lessons he has learned along his journey, and what he feels are his secrets, to becoming successful as an artist. His sculptures adorn many homes in this country and abroad. His monumental pieces, as well, can be seen in sculpture gardens and other outdoor locations locally and internationally.
Website:
www.nnamdiart.com
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Melinda Talley, Piano

Melinda literally cut her teeth on the family piano and has been playing since she was five. She studied piano at Brigham Young University and graduated with a music minor. She has accompanied several school choruses in concerts and productions and has served extensively as a church musician, both as accompanist and choral director. Melinda also composes and has compiled a catalog of music ranging from hymn arrangements to original choral anthems and production pieces. She is a member of South Metro Atlanta Teachers Association.
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Jalan D. Tillman, Cello

Jalan Tillman received his B.A. in Music Education from Clayton State University, where he studied Cello with professor Ismael Akbar, Double Bass Dr. Richard Bell. Jalan has worked with and Conducted the Clayton County Youth Orchestra while developing his Violin and Viola pedagogical skills. Jalan is a certified music educator and Teaches Choir and Orchestra at Kendrick Middle School in Clayton County.