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 Tim Chapman at 770-838-1083 or by email at . Private lessons are offered through the week, based on student and instructor availability.

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.


Deni Harling: Voice
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Deni has been singing since the age of five. She has participated in opera productions such as Die Fledermaus, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Orpheus in the Underworld. She holds Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Master of Music in Music Performance degrees from UWG. Deni is the chorus director of the Carrollton Young Singers, a private voice instructor at the Center for the Arts and Pippin Music Academy and a singer for local bands, Mayhayley’s Grave and Deni Phoenix and The Fervor. She has directed 101 Dalmatians and Doctor Dolittle at the Center for the Arts. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota – International Music Fraternity for Women, Tau Beta Sigma – National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Psi Omega – National Honorary Theatre Society.

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.

Andrew Agresta: Guitar
Born in upstate New York and forged by the red clay of Georgia. Andrew’s fascination with music lead him to start playing guitar when he was just 11 years old. While in music school, he honed his talents in blues, jazz, and classical music. You can find him playing most weekends at a local church near you.