CSO Private Lesson Music Camp (in-person)

9am – 12pm
Campers experience a week of learning, connecting and performing with members of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, study an instrument and learn music history. Campers are asked to bring their instrument. Those interested in string instruments can bring their own, however, the center will have violins available. The camp fee covers five days of private lessons with the instructor. Lessons will be scheduled at a set time each day of the week at the art center.
Ages: 6 – 18
Director: Terry Lowry

Music and Voice

The Carrollton Center for the Arts offers private lessons in piano and voice. To set up an appointment with one of our instructors, please contact Lauren Kuykendall at 770-838-1083 or by email at lkuykendall@carrollton-ga.gov.

Fee Structure
Member Cost: $30
Non Member Cost: $40

Member Cost: $50
Non Member Cost: $60

Private Lesson Cancellations
Students must cancel lessons by phone or email with at least 24 hours notice. Cancellations are considered excused for illness, family emergency, or severe weather (public school closures). Excused cancellations with sufficient notification will be given a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month. No-shows, or cancellations without sufficient notification is considered a forfeited lesson, no refund will be granted.

The instructor may need to reschedule or cancel a lesson due to illness, family emergency, or holidays. In this case, the instructor will provide a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month.


Ciara Hart: Voice
Ciara Hartgraduated from Kennesaw State University in 2015 with a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies and a B.M. in Choral Music Education. She is the music teacher at Carrollton Upper Elementary School. Ciara teaches private voice to students ages 8-18.

Jenny Lyle: Voice and Piano
Jenny Lyle has been teaching voice and beginning piano lessons in Carrollton for 20 years. Mrs. Lyle has been the music director for choirs and productions from toddlers to adults at the Center for the Arts and other venues in Carroll County. Mrs. Lyle received her musical training at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta.

Friedemann Stihler

Friedemann Stihler: Voice and Piano
Friedemann Stihler has recently immigrated to the United States from Germany after an illustrious career as a concert organist and conductor.  Over a 40 year career, he has presented over 1000 organ recitals all over the world and his choirs have received top honors at festivals and competitions across Europe and North America.  

Friedemann’s love of music began at the age of five when he first started playing the piano. Since this time music has been a strong and constant pillar throughout his life. Just as music provided him a sanctuary from which he has developed his craft he in turn utilizes the same to impart his musical knowledge through piano, organ and vocal training. Friedemann focuses on providing his students with both a fun and challenging environment that keeps children of all ages engaged all the while helping them develop the life skills to achieve their goals both as musicians and individuals.