Private Lessons

In private music lessons, students work one-on-one with their mentor, receiving personalized instruction and immediate feedback. Typically, private lessons are thirty-minute sessions.

These lessons focus on technique and repertoire and well as prayer, Bible memory and application.

Lessons are $25 per half hour session (paid at the time of the lesson) and booked directly through the instructor using the contact information listed here.

Feel free to call the Foundry for assistance in setting up appointments: 812.858.3082

Jennifer Parker

Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm and Wednesdays from 3:30-8

jparker@foundryarts.org

Jennifer teaches private and group piano lessons for all ages. She has availability on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm and Wednesdays from 3:30-8. She has years of experiencing teaching piano and is an excellent mentor who values teaching others about piano and the Lord.

Tanya Thornton

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30am-2pm

tthornton@foundryarts.org

Tanya teaches private piano lessons for all ages. Her availability is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30am-2pm.

Tanya Thornton is originally from Southeastern Illinois where she grew up singing in church and began playing the piano at the age of seven. She received her Bachelor of Music Education in Elementary General Music in 1998 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with piano as her major instrument of study. After marrying in 2003, she lived in Louisville, KY before moving to the Evansville area in 2007. She has 13 years of teaching experience, including elementary general music and private piano lessons, and has served as Children’s Choir Director, Vacation Bible School Music Director, Pianist, Accompanist, and Worship Team Member at current and former churches and schools in Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana. Tanya and her husband, Jeff, have three beautiful daughters and are active in the music ministry at Oakhill Baptist Church. She enjoys singing harmony, digital scrapbooking, having movie nights with her family, and eating at the Olive Garden.

Gail Waller

Contact for availability

Gail Waller is a certified /degreed music educator in both Kentucky and Indiana. She has taught general music at the elementary level in Union County, Ky. and Daviess County Public Schools., KY .She has directed many children’s musicals in both public school and at church. She has also directed children’s choir and percussion ensemble. She is a certified /licensed teacher of Musikgarten, early childhood music and movement education program and teaches classes in Henderson.

Gail is a trained flutist and has performed on flute in the community and at her church.

She also continues to work as a vocalist. She performs in Community Theater productions in Owensboro, Ky. and sings with the Owensboro Symphony Chorus.

Gail teaches beginning piano to both children and adults in her home studio. Piano lessons for children are taught in using movement, singing, music theory and note reading, games but with a traditional spin as well.

She is an active member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Henderson, KY. She believes that God has created music and our creative spirit and loves to help each person’s creative soul  develop!

contact at:

gwaller@foundryarts.org

Elly Moore

Sorry, Elly’s availability is full right now.

Elly teaches private voice lessons for all ages. She loves spending time with other musicians and has a passion for being a mentor. Elly received her BM in Music Education at Butler University. She is currently getting her Masters in Choral Conducting/ Kodaly Methods at Capital University. Elly is an excellent contact for all things singing and choir.

Kelly Dora

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm

kdora@foundryarts.org

Kelly teaches private trumpet lessons for all ages. His availability is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm. Kelly has taught trumpet for 15 years and has also helped with marching band. He is a great resource for someone beginning trumpet to the advanced level.

Mark Roethemeier

mroethemeier@foundryarts.org

Mark teaches Middle School- Adult age trumpet lessons. Mark is excited about teaching and sharing the arts in the community. Mark has been in several different bands in the last 15 years. He has played in some of the groups as well as directed/ administrated them. Mark is in the River Brass Band, Wolfgang Wind Ensemble, and the Red Bank Reunion Band. He plays cornet in many of these groups. Mark has taught trumpet for the last 8 years. His goal is to teach his students to become more confident in their playing and as a Christ follower.

Nathan La Grange

nlagrange@foundryarts.org

Nathan teaches private Brass and Woodwind lessons for elementary age and up. Nathan marched in DCI Drum Corps and has had years of experiencing in the music world. Nathan is excited to share his knowledge, skills, and experiences for the glory of God. His private lessons are for tuba, baritone/ euphonium, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, and trombone.

Sydney McClary

Mondays from 3:15pm-7:00PM, Tuesdays from 3:15pm- 5:30pm, and Wednesdays from 3:15pm- 5:00pm

smcclary@foundryarts.org

Sydney teaches drum lessons for elementary and middle school students. Her availability is on Mondays from 3:15pm-?, Tuesdays from 3:15pm- 5:30pm, and Wednesdays from 3:15pm- 5:00pm. Sydney has 7 years of drum experience and is a great leader in all she does.

Madison Dora

Mondays from 5pm-8pm, Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30 pm, and Thursdays from 1pm-8pm

mdora@foundryarts.org

Madison teaches private lessons and group classes for drums and percussion. Her availability is Mondays from 5pm-8pm, Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30 pm, and Thursdays from 1pm-8pm. Madison has taught private lessons on mallets and drumset for ages elementary through high school. Madison also teaches at Reitz, Mater Dei, and Mt. Vernon for the front ensembles. She is an excellent percussionist who really enjoys teaching.

Anne Wilcheck -Schuessler

Mondays

aschuessler@foundryarts.org

Anne teaches private lessons for saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She has availability on Mondays. She is willing to teach anyone elementary age and up. Anne has a Masters in clarinet performance from IU. She has been a professional musician since 1983. She has been a public school band teacher for 27 years. She has taught private lessons for 36 years. She is a wonderful teacher and mentor.

Gail Waller

Contact for availability

Gail Waller is a certified /degreed music educator in both Kentucky and Indiana. She has taught general music at the elementary level in Union County, Ky. and Daviess County Public Schools., KY .She has directed many children’s musicals in both public school and at church. She has also directed children’s choir and percussion ensemble. She is a certified /licensed teacher of Musikgarten, early childhood music and movement education program and teaches classes in Henderson.

Gail is a trained flutist and has performed on flute in the community and at her church.

She also continues to work as a vocalist. She performs in Community Theater productions in Owensboro, Ky. and sings with the Owensboro Symphony Chorus.

Gail teaches beginning piano to both children and adults in her home studio. Piano lessons for children are taught in using movement, singing, music theory and note reading, games but with a traditional spin as well.

She is an active member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Henderson, KY. She believes that God has created music and our creative spirit and loves to help each person’s creative soul  develop!

contact at:

gwaller@foundryarts.org

Nathan La Grange

nlagrange@foundryarts.org

Nathan teaches private Brass and Woodwind lessons for elementary age and up. Nathan marched in DCI Drum Corps and has had years of experiencing in the music world. Nathan is excited to share his knowledge, skills, and experiences for the glory of God. His private lessons are for tuba, baritone/ euphonium, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, and trombone.

Mark Morgan

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6-8:00pm

mmorgan@foundryarts.org

Mark teaches private guitar and bass lessons. His availability is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6-8:30pm. Mark is thrilled to work with children and adults to help them learn more about God, their purpose, and their gifts. Mark has taught guitar the last few years and enjoys working with the students.

Spencer Payton

Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, from 5-8:00pm Thursdays from 6 to 8:00pm

spayton@foundryarts.org

Spencer teaches private guitar lessons, along with a variety of other stringed instruments. He loves inspiring creativity in others and helping them further their giftings for God. Spencer has been playing guitar for nearly 10 years now, and loves teaching kids and adults of all ages.

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