The Samford University Academy of the Arts Music offers a well-rounded musical experience for students of all ages. Emphasis is placed on performance, technique, theory, composition and appreciation in the disciplines of piano and voice. Private and class instruction are supplemented by frequent recitals and special events. With over 50 years in instruction, the Academy is a premier program for the Birmingham community.

Top professional artists offer private lessons in voice, piano and other instruments in addition to group lessons in piano. Private instruction is available year-round and classes take place each semester as well as camps are offered in the summer.

New to the Academy of the Arts? Email us at academyofthearts@samford.edu for registration assistance.

Private Piano Lessons (5 years–adult)
Students may choose between 30, 45 or 60 minute private lessons, with 30-minute lessons recommended for beginners. Three-payment plan available through second week of the term. Email us at academyofthearts@samford.edu for registration assistance.

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Private String Lessons Violin or Cello (4 years–adult)
Students may choose between 30, 45 or 60 minute private lessons, with 30-minute lessons recommended for beginners. Three-payment plan available through second week of the term. Email us at academyofthearts@samford.edu for registration assistance.

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Private Voice Lessons (10 years–adult)
Students may choose between 30, 45 or 60 minute private lessons, with 30-minute lessons recommended for beginners. Three-payment plan available through second week of the term. Email us at academyofthearts@samford.edu for registration assistance.

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Instructors

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Morganne Best
Voice Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Laura Beth Mitchell-Bisset
Music Coordinator and Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Alice Butler
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Cora Elmore
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Kerrig Kelly
French Horn and Trumpet Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Kathryn Lamb
Violin Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Connie Macon
Coordinator of Academy Arts and Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Samuel Nordlund
Cello Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Casey O’Dell
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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John Robertson
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Michael Saddekni
Woodwind Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Becky Thornton
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Lorraine Yant
Piano Instructor
Academy of the Arts