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Area Teachers


  • John Flynt - 336-887-4266 - Banjo, Mandolin, Bass, Electric Guitar, Violin/Fiddle.



  • * Saint Marys Music Academy - 336-886-7265
  • * Carolyn Bradley - 336-812-9043
  • * Kathryn Cloyd - 336-883-9731
  • Patrick Hicks - 336-944-3388
    Pianist - Teacher - Suzuki Method
    Piano lessons available for all ages & all levels
  • * Kyoko Huber - 336-454-6863
  • * Marty Kirby - 336-869-5527
  • * Diane Lloyd - 336-882-5003
  • * Wanda Simons - 336-869-7622
  • Angela Zimmerman - 336-869-4581
  • Emily Merriam - 336-686-6176 or
  • Wesleyan Christian Studios - Karyn Byerly - 336-991-1055 or
  • Half-Pint Harmonies - Audrey Meixner - - 336-858-6115



  • * Cassandra Griffin - 336-808-6169
  • * Charlene Sullivan - 336-434-7434


  • * Charlotte Stone - 336-454-3957
  • * D&L Studio - 336-880-5256


  • Chris Behme - 336-501-2947
  • * Peggy Spivey - 336-454-1621
  • * Paulette Wise - 336-884-1099


    220 Cedar Lodge Road
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    Piano, Voice, Guitars, Drums, Brass & Woodwinds, Violin
  • Stephen J. Durr - 336-688-0416
  • Kay Johnson Aycock - 336-905-8181
    BA Sacred Music


  • Robin Dorsey - (336)918-7310,
    Accepting piano & keyboard students ages 4 1/2 + thru Adults! Beginners thru Advanced. Reading Music, Ear Training, Chords, Theory, Understanding Music, Writing Music. Your special interests, Versatile! Classical, Worship, Popular, etc. Sheetmusic, Charts


  • Kelsey Paquin - (732) 567-6371 - - Masters of Music Performance Clarinet - UNCG


  • Ashley Joines - 336-687-7639


  • Instructor of Trumpet - Rusty Smith
    Rusty Smith
    Elon University - Professor of Trumpet
    Director of Jazz Ensemble and Elon Jazz Festival
    High Point University - Professor of Trumpet
  • Rusty Smith can frequently be seen and heard in the horn sections of the Four Tops and the Temptations and in the trumpet section of the Winston-Salem’s Camel City Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with such artists as Denny Dias (founding member of Steely Dan) Olivia Newton-John, Aretha Franklin, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, the Spinners, Steve Lawrence, Bernadette Peters, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and many others.
  • Rusty has toured both in the US and abroad with the Ray Charles tribute I Can’t Stop Loving You, the world premier tour of Ziegfeld: a Night At The Follies, the Motown Christmas Spectacular, and the Motown Legends Tour. From 1997-2005 he was the trumpet player for the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • Rusty is currently the instructor of trumpet at Elon University where he is also the director of the Elon Jazz Ensemble. In addition, he teaches trumpet at High Point University and plays principal trumpet in the High Point University Community Orchestra.
  • Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a post graduate certificate in jazz studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • Rusty’s solo CD Oceanfront was released in 2002 and is available on iTunes. His television appearances include “The Road” with the Four Tops (PBS), “The Louise Mandrell Celebrity Shoot” (TNN), “Motown Live” with the Four Tops, Gerald Levert and Anastacia, and Lee Ann Womac’s Christmas Special (GAC). He can also be seen on the Four Tops 40th Anniversary Special DVD.
  • For more information please visit his website at
    Rusty Smith


  • My name is Rebekah Carlson; I am a violinist and music teacher, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself! My family just relocated from Chapel Hill to High Point this summer (2012), and I host a violin studio at my home, which is in north High Point. I have a degree in violin performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (IL), and I’ve played in several professional music ensembles, including the North Carolina Opera, the Carolina Ballet, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Durham Choral Society, the Duke Chapel Choir, and the NC Master Chorale. I had a violin studio of 50 students in Chapel Hill, where I lived for the last eight years and founded the Chapel Hill String Ensemble, a performing group comprised of my advanced private students. We had the privilege of performing both regionally and internationally, with recent tours to Austria, Germany, and Italy. My students consistently played in the NC All State orchestras and were involved in several local ensembles, including the Piedmont Youth Orchestra and the Mallarme Orchestra. I am also a registered Music Together teacher and greatly enjoy teaching general music classes to children from birth to five years.

    I am hoping to connect with young students in the area. My website: .

  • Gregorio Midero
    Professional Violin / Viola Instruction
    Deep River Friends Meeting
    5300 West Wendover Avenue
    High Point NC 27265
    Phone: 336-303-0241

    I am a professional violinist and teacher based in High Point, North Carolina. As a performer, I am a familiar presence here in the Piedmont Triad through my work with the Winston-Salem Symphony, where I am Associate Principal Violin II.

    I am also an active freelance performer as a soloist and ensemble member on violin and viola. It is my great pleasure to bring my experience and love of music to the community Please visit my website for more information.
    Thank You. - Gregorio Midero -- classical violin.



  • Dr. Alexa Schlimmer - (336) 869-0904
    B.M., Winthrop College; M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Stephen J. Durr - Cell: (336) 688-0416 (Leave message)
    BM, MM, Vocal Music Education
    Lessons offered in Voice, Piano, Music Theory, & Audition Preparation
  • Shane Key
  • Mike Kendrick -
    "In musical circles, he's known as the Groove. This master drummer lays down a rock solid rhythm that is the glue that holds it all together. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, he spent many years playing on cruise ships, backing natioanlly known talent as he circled the globe. When you hear Mike play you will immediately notice his strong jazz influences. The only thing that is better than his playing, is his amazing sense of humor!"
  • Norman Allred - 869-0224


  • St. Mary's Music Academy
    108 West Farriss Avenue
    High Point, NC 27262
    Director: Margaret McDonald
  • The Music Academy of NC
    1327 Beaman Place
    Greensboro, NC 27408
  • Wesleyan Education Center
    1917 North Centennial Street
    High Point, NC 27262
    Mike Jarrett
    Private Music Studio Director
    336-884-333 ext. 233
  • Praise 2 Life Music Academy
    4317 Denton Road
    Thomasville, NC 27360
  • Stephen Durr:
    Stephen J. Durr - BM, MM, Vocal Music Education
    Lessons offered in Voice, Piano, Music Theory, & Audition Preparation. 336-688-0416

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