The Performing Arts Academy of Bryan College exists to provide a variety of musical experiences for Dayton and surrounding communities.
Students of all ages and interest levels are welcome. Lessons can be tailored to the student's individual needs and goals.
- traditional lessons on piano, voice, violin, guitar, flute, and more
- Suzuki piano lessons
- String Ensemble
- Youth Choir
- Beginning Music Adventures
- Piano Group Class for Adults
Originally, the academy was founded as the Bryan College Community Music School by Dr. Sigrid Luther. Since its inception, it has grown and seen many students through music lessons. Dr. Olivia Ellis is the faculty liaison and was instrumental in transitioning BCCMS to the Performing Arts Academy in 2021. Serving as the current director of the academy is Ms. Bethany Cothern who brings with her a background in piano teaching with an emphasis on injury prevention.
Our teachers have a variety of backgrounds and experiences which you will see reflected in tuition rates. Level 1 teachers are our student-teachers who are still gaining experience but have already undergone supervised pedagogical training. Level 2 teachers hold a music degree and already have teaching experience. Bryan College professors, teachers with advanced degrees, and substantial teaching experience make up our Level 3 instructors. All of our teachers love their students and are ready to provide a great musical experience for you! Check out the full list of teachers and their bios to find one that is right for you.
Our affiliate teachers are community teachers whose students join in on our public Performing Arts Academy events such as workshops, music carnival, and recitals. We are excited for these community relationships that provide a bigger musical experience for all of us.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call 423-775-7498. If you are ready to sign up for lessons and/or classes, please fill out the inquiry form and you will receive a response within a week. Remember that space is dependent on availability and spots often fill quickly. Sign up today!