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Students who are interested in playing music will find private sessions at the Sullins School of Music. We have two experienced instructors able to provide weekly lessons in piano, voice, guitar, and violin.

Recitals and performances at school events give these pupils a stage for showcasing their talents.

School of Music Instructors

Julia Barker


Ms. Barker attended St. Catherine's in Richmond, Virginia and Fordham University in New York, New York.  After 15 years in NYC taking voice lessons from the likes of Barbara Maier, David Collyer, and Lucille Johnson, Barker began Voice by Julia in 1991, offering private voice lessons.

"I enjoy seeing the happiness and confidence that comes from students as they learn how to sing with more skill and passion.  Experiencing the progress is what I enjoy sharing with my students"



John Snyder


Mr. Snyder is a multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years in the music industry encompassing teaching, performance, composing, and production. In addition to his teaching career which started in 1989, his work includes playing with several regional touring groups and contemporary praise bands. He has worked with regional orchestras to do specialty programming such as playing electric guitar in Phantom of the Opera. Mr. Snyder has performed in the orchestra pit for several theater productions including: Rent, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, and many more. He has also worked as a session musician doing recording and studio work. Mr. Snyder's studies include jazz theory and composition and master classes on guitar, violin, and piano.

Piano, Violin, Guitar

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From the moment they are born, you feel an overwhelming urge to give your children the world. Then life gets in the way. There are time and financial constraints, social pressures, and conflicting advice. How do you give your children the most beneficial experience within the constraints of modern life? Easy. You do it through music. The School of Music helps students grow into confident, independent, and expressive young people.

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