Music instructors for Reach Christian Schools offer private lessons in piano, strings, flute, and brass instruments. Our team of qualified teachers provides excellent training which is tailored to each student. We continually strive to encourage each child to glorify God through the talents He has given them. All students at Reach Christian Schools are welcome to participate.
Lessons are available at both the Summit Bridge Road Campus and the Red Lion Campus.
Summit Bridge Road Campus
Stephanie Ferguson - Piano Instructor
Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has spent the last 25 years teaching piano and general music both privately and in classroom settings. Stephanie has also worked at RLCA as the elementary music teacher, Upper School choir accompanist, and After School Choir director. Her private students consistently earn top ratings in Delaware State Music Teachers Association festivals, and many have decided to pursue music in college and as a career.
Stephanie will be giving lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To contact her, email her or call 302-528-5008.
Jeremy Betters - Guitar and Violin Instructor
Jeremy Betters graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 and is now pursuing a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Wesley University. However, music is his passion. Jeremy is a Suzuki-trained violinist and has participated in leading worship in church and youth group since he was ten years old, playing both violin and guitar. Currently, he is the music director and lead guitarist at Reach Church.
Jeremy has been teaching both guitar and violin privately for more eight years. He works very well with both kids and adults of all ages and has experience with students from 4 to 74! Personal references are available upon request.
Jeremy teaches at Reach Church’s Summit Bridge Road location and out of his home in Middletown. For availability, please contact Jeremy directly via e-mail or call/text 302-824-1793.
Red Lion Campus
Tim Carroll — Strings Instructor
Tim Carroll is a full-time teacher and performer who has been working in and around the Tri-State area for over fifteen years. Raised by professional Irish folk musicians, Mark (Irish harp and Uilleann pipes) and Maryann Carroll (Hammered dulcimer), he received his degrees in music education and violin performance from Temple University.
After college, Tim ran the string orchestra program at Kingsway Regional High School in Swedesboro, NJ, for four years. In 2010, he resigned to serve the body of Christ by beginning string orchestras at several different Christian schools. He now teaches strings (violin, viola, cello, and double bass) to over 120 students at Tall Oaks Classical School, Concord Christian Academy, Salem Christian Academy, and Trinity Preparatory School in addition to a homeschool orchestra that meets in Elmer, NJ.
Tim appreciates and can participate in a wide range of musical styles including, but not limited to, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, classical string ensembles, folk, and all manner of church music.
Lisa Dunham — Brass Instructor
Mrs. Dunham received her musical training from the Eastman School of Music and Florida State University. She currently holds positions with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, OperaDelaware, and Kennett Symphony, and has been teaching privately for more than twenty years.
Students can choose from trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, or tuba. Lessons are open to 4th-12th graders. Lessons will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30-5:00.
For affordable group lessons and private lesson rates, please contact Mrs. Dunham at 302-887-0493 or via e-mail for more information.
Shelly Pritt - Piano Instructor
Shelley earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University. She has taught private and group lessons to all ages for over 25 years. She has served on the board of a local chapter in the National Guild of Piano Teachers and has judged the auditions for the American Association of Musicians. She teaches general music at GCA and is the accompanist of a local church choir. She enjoys serving as pianist in her local church.
Shelley's teaching style is fun, interactive, and engaging. She uses tested methods as well as modern technology to develop students in all musical styles, theory, improvisation, and worship. Sharing the world of music with her students is a joy and passion for Shelley.
Akiko Turley - Piano Instructor
The award winning pianist Mrs. Turley is an active chamber musician, accompanist, and teacher. She has earned B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, and a Performers Certificate from Mannes College.
Mrs. Turley will be giving lessons Monday-Friday after school, with some availability during lunchtime and recess.
To inquire about lessons, please contact Mrs. Turley via e-mail.
Becky Wooler - Flute Instructor
Rebecca “Becky” Wooler received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Delaware, studying Music Performance with a concentration in flute. Since graduating, she has continued performing with various local ensembles, including the Newark Symphony Orchestra and as a freelance musician. She has taught music classes at the Hockessin Montessori School and Glasgow Christian Academy, has taught private flute lessons for the University of Delaware’s Community Music School, the Music School of Delaware, and Red Lion Christian Academy, and spent several years as the flute instructor for the University of Delaware’s summer middle school band camp. She has also been teaching the flute privately since 2000. Her goals for her students are to work with them to accommodate their own musical interests, while still teaching them the techniques and musical principles needed to succeed at their personal goals.
Becky will be teaching lessons after school on Mondays. To schedule lessons with Becky, please email her.