Music Academy

Registration is open for the winter/spring semester.
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“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.”
— Johann Sebastian Bach

In addition to Spiritual foundation, faith communities have long served in the formation of solid musical education. To that end, the FPC Music Department seeks to launch a pilot program of vocal and instrumental lessons this fall to provide the opportunity for our younger disciples and adults to explore their God-given artistic gifts.

The scope of this proposed instructional program is intentionally narrow. We have assembled a team of five very qualified instructors: Dr. Ryan Bede (Voice), Sara Crigger (Voice), Allison Gooding-Hoffman (Violin), Carol McClure (Harp), Dr. Peter Rogahn (Piano & Organ), Horacio Guendulain (Piano), and Erik Abernathy (Guitar). Our music instruction will meet a standard of excellence that inspires students to learn, to grow, and to serve with their gifts, to the glory of God alone.


  • Violin — Age 4 and up
    Private and group lesson will be taught by Allison Gooding Hoffman. Students will receive weekly half-hour lessons and younger beginning students will also receive group instruction.
  • Voice — Grades 8 and up
    Voice lessons will be taught by Sara Crigger and Dr. Ryan Bede. Students will receive weekly half hour lesson.
  • Piano — Age 5 and up
    Instruction will be taught by Dr. Peter Rogahn and Horacio Guendulain.
  • Organ — Age 5 and up
    Instruction will be taught by Dr. Peter Rogahn.
  • Harp — All ages
    Harp instruction will be taught by Carol McClure.
  • Guitar — All ages
    Instruction will taught by Erik Abernathy.

*Each instructor will discuss the most appropriate lesson plan and scheduling for each registrant.

Registration & Tuition

Music Lessons:

  • $384 for the full semester of 30 minute lessons beginning January 2023. Instructors will schedule weekly lessons and may extend lesson times for more advanced students.
  • $35 for individual lessons are offered to students wanting to explore the music lessons but not commit to a full semester of classes.

Tuition is to be paid the first week of the semester. Teachers may require the purchase of music and other materials for lessons. Teachers will discuss what materials will be needed and where to purchase them.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs. Or for further information, please contact the FPC Music Office at (615) 298-9517, Daphne Garey or Peter Rogahn.

Semester Terms

  • Fall semesters run from August to November. Winter/Spring semesters run from January to April.
    Individual studios may also schedule recitals towards the end of the semester.
  • Lesson Makeup Week: December 4-8

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
— Colossians 3:16

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