Hill City Music offers music lessons for a variety of instruments and for all skill levels.  Lessons are offered at our studios in Lynchburg, and all of our instructors are degreed professional teachers. Lessons are offered weekly in half-hour ($24) or full-hour ($42) increments.  Read about our teachers below, or click "Get Startedto request that a teacher contact you.

Guitar/ Bass/Mandolin

CALEB GORDON

 GUITAR/BASS GUITAR A Liberty University Graduate in Commercial Music (Jazz Studies), began guitar at the age of 10 sifting through various styles and becoming acquainted with different techniques and finally settling into Jazz as a Musician and Composer. He enjoys sharing with others the art of Guitar and promoting creativity and self expression through music as it pours into all fields of life. He loves performing locally and growing as a musician with each performance and hour of practice.  

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Flute

MEDLEY LOVELACE

FLUTE- Medley Lovelace has earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Flute Performance & Master’s of Arts in Music Education. During her time at Liberty she studied with Alycia Hugo, won the concerto competition in 2013, performed on flute and piccolo in the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, various chamber ensembles, theater and opera productions, and had original musical compositions premiered. She enjoys playing in Lynchburg and has performed with the Lynchburg Symphony, in recital with Forte Chamber Music, and other ensembles in many musical and church settings. Her pedagogical interests include ear training, music theory, music history, improvisation, and musical collaboration.

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Classical Guitar/ Ukulele

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JOSI EMERY

CLASSICAL GUITAR/UKULELE

 Josi Emery began playing electric guitar when she was 11 years old. She studied classical guitar at the collegiate level and fell in love with it. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Liberty University in May of 2015. Josi enjoys playing and teaching fingerstyle jazz and classical guitar. Josi also performs in local venues and for special events in the Lynchburg area.

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Clarinet/Saxophone

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JACOB ELDER

CLARINET & SAXOPHONE -Jacob Elder earned his Instrumental Music Education Degree from Lynchburg College in 2018.Throughout his time at Lynchburg College Jacob played in several different ensembles including the LC Jazz Band, Handbell Choir, Clarinet Choir, Cibo Saxophone Quartet, Pit Orchestra,Concert Choir, and served as principle clarinet for LC’s Wind Symphony for his junior and senior years. Jacob currently serves as a woodwind coach for William Campbell combined school.

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Voice

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Voice

I am a Florida native that has been singing and performing from a young age. I have been blessed with the opportunity to sing in several music theater shows, and placed in both classical and Broadway competitions. I received a vocal degree from liberty university and am now the choral and theater teacher at Linkhorne Middle school. My style of teaching is geared to grow not only vocal talent but also technical skill and confidence to perform!

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Mckayla Hill

Percussion

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Benjamin Hill

PERCUSSION-

I started playing drums when I was 12 years old. I have taken private lessons growing up and at the collegiate level. I have studied a variety of styles from Afro-Cuban drumming to classical. I have toured with the liberty university wind ensemble and marching band performing at Disney and other places along the east coast.  I graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with a degree in Music. I have taught High school drumline in Appomattox, Harrisonburg and Bedford. I currently am a teacher at Robert s. Payne Elementary school and I love sharing the joy that comes with playing the drums. 

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F Horn

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LERAY WINGO

F HORN

Leray S. Wingo is a recent graduate of the University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg College) where she earned highest honors in instrumental music education.

Leray specializes in high brass, and currently teaches music for Amherst County Public Schools.

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Guitar

Brass/Beginning Band Instruments

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WALKER PENNOCK

BRASS/ BEGINNING BAND INSTRUMENTS 

Born in Philadelphia, Walker graduated from West Chester State College with a B.S. in Music Ed. After teaching for a number of years in the New Jersey and P.A. area Walker moved to Central Virginia. He has taught music levels from K-College and has performed as an instrumentalist and vocalist throughout Central VA.

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Piano

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Holly Crouch

Piano

A Florida native now calling Virginia home since 2006, Holly has taught piano and voice in both states to students of all ages for over 20 years.  A mother of four children and an avid performer, Holly is passionate about music and shares her love of music with everyone she comes in contact with in performance, the classroom, or one on one lessons.  Please contact our studio to reserve your lesson time today!

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Tianjing Sun

Guitar

Having graduated from Liberty University with a B.M. in Commercial Music, TJ is now pursuing her M.A. in Music Education to realize her passion for playing and teaching the guitar. She is classically trained but enjoys and welcomes all genres of music! In her lessons, she focuses on sight-reading, proper technique, and musical expression. While not teaching guitar or doing schoolwork, TJ loves singing and performing in LYH's quaint little venues downtown. 

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