Why private lessons?
  • Hands-on, personalized, instruction
  • Learn at your own pace and minimize frustration
  • Constant support and encouragement
  • Instant feedback

Our Teachers

Why Spirit of the Arts Academy?

  • Private Instruction is provided in a safe, stimulating, private environment with ample parking

  • Our experienced music professionals provide high-quality instruction in fine arts training; lessons for all instruments are available in 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute increments.  

  • Recitals and performance opportunities will be available to enrich personal artistic growth.

VOICE - all levels
PIANO - all levels
FRENCH HORN - all levels
BRASS - thru intermediate
FLUTE - thru intermediate
PERCUSSION - all levels

Private Instruction in the Arts

Open enrollment is for students of all ages from beginner to advanced.  For availability and registration, email us or call the church office at 610-356-1098.

C. DOUGLAS BALLARD

Douglas enjoys enabling others to enjoy music and to develop their own musical gifts.  He is the director of performing arts at North Brandywine Middle School in Coatesville, PA where he teaches concert band, jazz band, chorus, and small select band and chorus ensembles.  He has an undergraduate degree from West Chester University in Music Education, a Master's Degree in Wind Ensemble Conducting from American Band College of Sam Houston State University, and has been a music educator for  14 years.  Douglas is proficient in playing and teaching all concert band instruments, with a focus on brass.  He consults locally and nationally, giving clinics on musicality and expression.  In performance, Douglas is known for his professional performances in musical theatre, operetta, pit orchestra, holiday caroling, and local churches.  He is a certified judge with the Cavalcade of Bands organization, and has written orchestrations for Pioneer Drama Service of Colorado Springs, CO.

Brass

105 N. Sproul Road | Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008 | 610-356-1098 | marplepc@gmail.com