Private Lessons 2018/2019

Location Name Class Days
Voice With Carolyn Binkley
Spend 45 minutes with Carolyn Binkley of the "Nashville Voice Studio". Celebrating sixty years as a family business, this renowned Nashville voice studio is currently operated by Carolyn Knox Binkley. It was started by her parents, Robert E. Binkley (1934-2012) and Phoebe K. Binkley (1937-2016). Their students have won Grammy, Emmy, Dove and CMA Awards. They have sung solos with the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony. Others have performed with opera companies around the country. Clients have received voice scholarships to the Julliard School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, and Indiana University, among others, and have had number one records on Country, Adult Contemporary, Christian and Soul charts. Currently, in addition to their signed recording artists, their clients are performing leads on the Broadway stage, singing cabaret, and doing studio work. Some are songwriters. Others are producers. Some are on television, some in movies. Still others are teaching, running workshops, and directing choirs.
Each lesson is $65 dollars, but you get discounts for buying multiple lessons. 10% off for buying 2, 15% off for 3, 20% off for 4 and so forth.
Monday
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Voice With Carolyn Binkley
Teaching Voice for the Adolescent and Adults furthering and maintaining their voice. Carolyn is Currently operating the renowned vocal studio first established by her parents, Robert E. Binkley (1934-2012) and Phoebe K. Binkley (1937-2016). Their students have won Grammy, Emmy, Dove and CMA Awards. They have sung solos with the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony. Others have performed with opera companies around the country. Clients have received voice scholarships to the Juilliard School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, and Indiana University, among others, and have had number one records on Country, Adult Contemporary, Christian and Soul charts. Currently, in addition to their signed recording artists, their clients are performing leads on the Broadway stage, singing cabaret, and doing studio work. Some are songwriters. Others are producers. Some are on television, some in movies. Still others are teaching, running workshops, and directing choirs.
Monday
1:50 PM to 2:35 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Violin Tuesday
5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Vicki Tucker Courtney
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Wednesday
2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Vicki Tucker Courtney
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Wednesday
3:20 PM to 3:50 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Vicki Tucker Courtney Wednesday
3:55 PM to 4:25 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano With Vicki Courtney
Vicki Tucker Courtney’s classical piano background began at the age of four. Her extensive studies and choral accompanying while at North Texas State University led to a career that now includes composition and arranging for choirs, piano, handbells, and solo voice.

A multiple recipient of the annual ASCAP Plus Awards, Vicki currently writes full time, plays weekly traditional and contemporary church services, and tutors students of all ages in the study of the piano. She was mentored by Dove Award winning Mark Hayes in 2002 and published her first piece in 2004. Vicki currently has over 250 works in publication. Visit her website at www.vickituckercourtney.com.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano With Vicki Courtney
Vicki Tucker Courtney’s classical piano background began at the age of four. Her extensive studies and choral accompanying while at North Texas State University led to a career that now includes composition and arranging for choirs, piano, handbells, and solo voice.

A multiple recipient of the annual ASCAP Plus Awards, Vicki currently writes full time, plays weekly traditional and contemporary church services, and tutors students of all ages in the study of the piano. She was mentored by Dove Award winning Mark Hayes in 2002 and published her first piece in 2004. Vicki currently has over 250 works in publication. Visit her website at www.vickituckercourtney.com.
Wednesday
5:05 PM to 5:35 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Vicki Courtney
Vicki Tucker Courtney’s classical piano background began at the age of four. Her extensive studies and choral accompanying while at North Texas State University led to a career that now includes composition and arranging for choirs, piano, handbells, and solo voice.

A multiple recipient of the annual ASCAP Plus Awards, Vicki currently writes full time, plays weekly traditional and contemporary church services, and tutors students of all ages in the study of the piano. She was mentored by Dove Award winning Mark Hayes in 2002 and published her first piece in 2004. Vicki currently has over 250 works in publication. Visit her website at www.vickituckercourtney.com.
Wednesday
5:40 PM to 6:10 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Vicki Tucker Courtney Wednesday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano With Vicki Courtney
Vicki Tucker Courtney’s classical piano background began at the age of four. Her extensive studies and choral accompanying while at North Texas State University led to a career that now includes composition and arranging for choirs, piano, handbells, and solo voice.

A multiple recipient of the annual ASCAP Plus Awards, Vicki currently writes full time, plays weekly traditional and contemporary church services, and tutors students of all ages in the study of the piano. She was mentored by Dove Award winning Mark Hayes in 2002 and published her first piece in 2004. Vicki currently has over 250 works in publication. Visit her website at www.vickituckercourtney.com.
Wednesday
6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Friday
3:20 PM to 3:50 PM
CMS Sound Studio
piano with Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Friday
3:55 PM to 4:25 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Friday
4:25 PM to 4:55 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Friday
4:55 PM to 5:25 PM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Saturday
10:05 AM to 10:35 AM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano with Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Saturday
10:40 AM to 11:10 AM
CMS Sound Studio
Piano With Scott Burt
Scott Burt has been a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years. He started his pathway by starting piano lessons at the age of 8. Upon finishing high school, he earned his Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. He was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at MTSU, and the Gottfired Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at UT. During graduate school, he was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for the piano. Upon completion of his degrees, he taught at Fountainhead Conservatory of Music, Maryville College, Roane State Community College, and UT. Being a native of Columbia, Tn, Scott brought his passion for piano and music back home to Columbia, where he has been teaching since 1990. During these years of teaching, Scott has taught students of all ages and levels. His students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Through his membership in National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and Music Teachers National Association, Scott remains active and up to date on current happenings in piano and pedagogy. He also stays active as an adjudicator, which allows him to gauge the “pulse” in the field.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Classes 2018/2019

Location Name Class Days
Theatre
Improv - Monday (ASA)
Improv is a very important part of becoming a great actor. You need to learn the skill of being present in the moment, thinking on your feet, knowing who you are and what you want, and how to express that. Our teachers are trained in this art and they will all tell you how much they have used this skill and how important it is.
This is part of the After School for the Arts Program (ASA)
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Theatre
Maury County Childrens Choir (ASA)
Children’s choir taught by Jill Butler
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Theatre
Children's Music Theatre (ASA)
pre-requisite for Matinee minis.
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Art Studio/Kitchen
Intro to Art II (ASA)
This is for the more advanced artist. You already know the basics in sketching and you're ready to move on to more depth in your work. This class will use more advanced technique in art.

This is part of the After School for the Arts program
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Lobby
KATS tv (ASA)
audition only. kids around the square (KATS tv) bringing news and events to kids by kids. We interview local shops, video in front of prominent downtown buildings, and bring a kid friendly fun to what is happening around town. Kids are also learning good public speaking skills and confidence as well as some technical aspects of working on camera and behind the camera.
for appointment to audition email buildingblockarts@gmail.com
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Lobby
KATS Video Tech (ASA)
This is by interview only. Please email buildingblockarts@gmail.com for an appointment
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Theatre
Teenage Theatre (ASA)
Intense Theatre Training for the Triple threat! Each week we will study different aspects of Theatre, Dance, and Singing. Each Month we will have mock auditions and every 9 weeks an opportunity to perform monologues, dance, or song.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Theatre
Fencing
“Fencing has all the qualities of an ideal sport. It is adjustable to people of any physical proportions. The weak, the strong, the tall, the short, the stout, the lean are able to carry on in fencing.

He goes on to describe fencing’s unusual appeal. “For the adult it is the romantic and aesthetic appeal; for the youth it is vivid, historical and exciting to the imagination; it’s relaxing and recreational qualities attract business and professional people. Above all, it is conducive to good posture and is a great health-building agency,”

“For the mind it means discipline and concentration and a degree of patience gained through regular practice.”
“one very important characteristic of fencing is that it trains the participant to be self-reliant. There is no team mate to help, and all his/her efforts are expression of his/her personality.”

“Through the medium (fencing), the participant should be aided in attaining courage and confidence. There is no pain, differences in size and weight play no part, yet the physical contact is present and the problems of winning must be solved by the participant alone.”
Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lobby
Group guitar class
From holding the guitar to using a pick and fingering, the kids will learn all they need to begin their love for the guitar. Come join the fun! Our teacher is also available for Private lessons! just ask us! Each student will get a packet that they can keep and continue to practice. Students who participated in the first class, can come back for the second half of this class for just $20!
Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Guitar
Small group Guitar lessons! This is a super fun introduction to guitar. I hope you'll join us! Don't worry, we have two guitars to share for the day.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Public Speaking
For Adults, public speaking: learn and practice what will make you a better speaker. Whether it is at meetings, town councils, presenting reports or overcoming annoying speech habits such as; like, um, uhh, but, etc. Learn to speak more clearly, with more organized thought, louder, slower, add texture to your tone, and be effective in what you say.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Homeschool 2018/2019

Location Name Class Days
Tuesday - SALT 2018/2019
Tuesdays we study Science, Art and Literature. Every morning will start with devotions and worship.

Tutorial tuition is $75 for 1 day weekly, $125 for 2 days weekly, $150 for 3 days weekly.
Tuesday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday - SALT 2018/2019
Thursdays Classes meet from 11-3 pm . We will study Culinary Arts and Show Choir along with our morning Devotions and Worship.

Tuition is $75 for 1 day weekly, $125 for 2 days weekly, $150 for 3 days weekly.
Thursday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday - SALT 2018/2019
Class meets Fridays 11-3 pm. We will study Creative Dance for Stage, Music Theatre, and Vocal Technique the first semester. This class will perform twice a year.

Tutorial tuition is $75 for 1 day weekly, $125 for 2 days weekly, $150 for 3 days weekly.
Friday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM