Instructors

Evy Lamb (Piano, Voice, Beginning Violin, Guitar, Beginning Ukulele) is the owner/director of Shepherd Music School and has been a private music instructor since she was 16 years old. In addition to being involved in private instruction, she has taught public school music and worked both full time and part time in several church music programs. She currently is Director of Handbell Ministries at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers, Arkansas. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Music Education and her Master’s degree is in Church Music Education. She is a retired Kindermusik educator. She is a Past State Chair of the Arkansas chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and Past State Chair and Area Chair of Handbell Musicians of America.

Jeanette Curry (Banjo, Guitar, Beginning Mandolin) has given private lessons in 5-string banjo and guitar for over 30 years. She also teaches beginning mandolin.  She is the only certified Wernick method bluegrass jam instructor in the state of Arkansas.  She played in various bluegrass bands for 8 years, performing at bluegrass festivals and state fairs in the Midwest, and at Silver Dollar City in Branson. She has taught at Brice Arts Academy, Peace Lutheran Music School, Fellowship Bible Church Fine Arts Acadamy, and has taught a class for Northwest Arkansas Community College’s Beep program. She has also studied music at the Hutchinson Community Junior College in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Sandy Andrews (Piano) has been involved in music spanning over five decades and has had the privilege of performing with professional musicians and artists throughout her career. She has recently retired as the accompanist for the Bella Vista Presbyterian Church and has served as an organist and accompanist for several other churches. Sandy is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Music Club, a local chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs.She currently serves as the accompanist of the Bella Vista Women’s Chorus. Sandy is a tutor at the Literacy Council of Benton County teaching English as a second language and adult basic literacy.

Broc Hite (Piano) earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Piano Performance from Purchase College in Purchase, New York, studying under German Diez, chamber music with Yehudi Wyner, and supplemental organ study with Robert Fertitta. He taught piano at the Rockland Conservatory of Music in Spring Valley, New York. He continued his studies with a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying from The Juilliard School in New York City, studying with Marshall Williamson and Margo Garrett, and taking part in classes with Samuel Sanders and Jonathan Feldman. He has been a member of the American Guild of Organists for many years, currently serving as Dean of the NWA Chapter. He was Organist and Choir Director of the United Methodist Church in Danbury, Connecticut; Organist and Music Director of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield, Connecticut; and currently Organist and Associate Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista.

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