CWN Community Arts Academy

Through its affiliation with Martin Methodist College’s Fine Arts Division (music, visual arts, drama), the Martin Music Academy is dedicated to providing exceptional training in the arts by adhering to high standards of excellence in instruction. We are committed to contributing to and enhancing the art's culture of South Central Tennessee by offering quality group and private instruction and musical performances to all members in our local community. In essence, we offer Nashville quality instruction at a price that is appropriate for Pulaski.

Our highly qualified instructors encourage the development and nurturing of each student's musical interests and abilities. Group lessons provide introductory music instruction in a fun and social setting. Private lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student while simultaneously appealing to a wide range of ages, levels, and abilities. It is widely recognized that the development and encouragement of one's musical abilities exerts a positive influence on academic performance, self-confidence and self-esteem, creativity, emotional expression, and discipline. Our primary goal is to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a lifetime of appreciation, participation, and enjoyment of music while making a positive contribution to the Giles County community.

Our offerings include:

Private Lessons
Piano, Guitar, Dobro, Banjo, Voice, Cello, Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Mandolin: All Ages

We offer private lessons in a variety of styles to students of all ages on range of instruments. We also offer specialized piano instruction to children with special needs. Lessons are offered on a weekly basis for 30, 45, or 60 minutes and are tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each student. Lessons are offered on a 15 week basis during the fall and spring terms, and for 10 consecutive weeks in the summer.

Music Explorations
Piano, Guitar, Violin, Voice: All Ages

This is designed for individuals who know they want to pursue private music study, but don’t know which instrument they want to pursue. Students pay for 16 lessons and receive 4 lessons on guitar, 4 lessons on piano, 4 lessons on voice, and 4 lessons on violin. We provide rental instruments during each instrumental trial at a low cost. Once all 16 lessons are completed, over the course of 12 weeks, students are encouraged to enroll in private lessons on their preferred instrument.

Group Lessons
Violin, Guitar: 6-10

These lessons are intended to provide introductory instruction to children and adults in a fun and social setting. The biggest advantage to group instruction is the cost—group classes are far cheaper than private instruction, making them a good alternative for students seeking exposure to an instrument without making the full financial commitment to private lessons before the basics are acquired. 60 minute group lessons on violin and guitar are offered to children ages 6-10 on a 10 week basis in the fall, 15 weeks in the spring, and for 10 consecutive weeks in the summer. Group Violin will be held on Wednesdays at 3:30. Group Guitar will be held on Tuesdays at 3:30. Fall 2015 group lessons begin October 6th and 7th

Kindermusik with Mrs. Jennifer
Early Childhood Music Classes: Birth to Five

Family Time music class for kids and families, brings adults and children together, providing a dynamic and integrated musical learn experience for everyone. During these 45 minute classes, children will experience singing, assorted movement, story time, family jam with instruments, and expert advice from our licensed Kindermusik educator. Classes will be held on Sundays at 3, 4, and 5 beginning October 4th.

Beginning Painting

This class is designed for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. Students will learn the basics of handling acrylic paints and brushes, and explore a variety of techniques and subject matter. The fundamentals of composition, tone and blending colors will be covered. The goal of this class is to give students the basic tools and ideas necessary to begin their own personal painting practice. 60 minute classes are offered on a 10 week basis in the fall, 15 weeks in the spring, and for 10 consecutive weeks in the summer. Classes will be held on Fridays at 4, 5, and 6 for children and adults.

For more tuition information, scheduling and registration inquiries, please contact Christine Poythress,

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478