TAKE YOUR MUSIC SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

WHY TSM?

We provide high-quality private instructions for piano, violin, and voice. Musical training is a tremendous skill that is both rewarding and promotes discipline in a young person's life. Discover and develop their musical abilities with our experienced instructors.

 

LESSONS

Students meet with one of our qualified instructors once a week. During the lesson, teachers go over technique, sight reading, and theory. Private lessons are currently offered at $18 per 30 minutes lesson.

 
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PERFORMANCES

Recitals are held in the fall and spring for those taking private lessons. Tucson Baptist Academy music students also have the opportunity to display their talents in the Great Americans program performed every November, Many performance opportunities will be presented to students for growth and artistic development.

 

INSTRUCTORS

Erin Cripps

Erin began taking piano lessons when she was seven years old and began violin lessons at twelve years old. She has been teaching piano lessons for fifteen years. In addition, she has taught school choirs, private violin lessons, group strings classes, and accompanied school choirs for eight years. She has an associates degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano performance and a bachelor's degree in music from West Coast Baptist College. Her passion is to inspire students to love and appreciate music and to achieve excellence. 

Jason Cripps

Jason is the worship pastor at Tucson Baptist Church. He has been leading church music for five years. In college he toured all over the country with a men's quartet for three summers. He has vocal training from experienced vocalists from Texas and Florida. Jason’s passion for singing began at five years old, and he now shares that passion through teaching voice lessons each week.  

Tabitha Forster 

Tabitha began playing the piano at age nine while trying to copy her older sister. She began taking lessons shortly after. While continuing music studies in college, Tabitha received training in both performance and teaching piano. She comes with over 15 years of piano performance. Tabitha has a warm personality and enjoys sharing her love for the piano with students of all ages. She desires to develop a confident and skilled musician by leveraging the unique talents of an individual in a very fun and approachable manner.

Beverly Howard

Beverly’s interest in music began on birthday number 4 as her father  gifted  her a turntable and stack of 45 singles. Vocals ranging from Nat king Cole to Brenda Lee was not your typical four year old listening repertoire, but she was hooked for life. Piano lessons followed two years later. Grade school through college she participated in every group made available from school to church choirs. Involvement in city and statewide competitions and musicals only increased her love for God’s gift of music to the world. She received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in voice and piano and a minor in secondary education from BBC. Her teaching experience includes public and private school, and she has maintained an in home private studio for over 40 years.

Caroline McArthur

Caroline has been playing piano since age 7 and teaching off and on since age 12.  She currently serves as a church pianist and Celtic harpist as well as manager of a string quartet which plays for weddings and other events.  She loves to teach children and to get them excited about music.  She has a wide background in various styles and can teach theory, history, how to listen, etc.  She adapts each lesson to the student's interests and skills.  She is very much looking forward to joining our staff this year as a TSM instructor.