The Deermeadows Worship Arts Academy offers private instruction in strings, piano, and voice. Summer semester is ongoing and has rolling enrollment. Fall 2013 semester is late August-November
Arts Academy Brochure & Forms
To Register for Lessons:
Deermeadows Worship Arts Academy
9780 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Register for Kindermusik: Click Here, enter zip code 32256 and select from the classes taught by Valerie Pafford.
Rebecca Loar, Voice
Ms Loar grew up in Vero Beach, FL and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from Manhattan School of Music. She has extensive experience singing on the opera stage and placed 4th nationally in the National Associate of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition in 2008. She now resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and two children.
Brittany Maroney, Strings
Ms. Maroney, a Jacksonville native, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of North Florida where she was Principal Cellist and a recipient of the "Most Outstanding Musician of the Year" Award all four years as a student there. She has performed with numerous local musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and with touring musicians such as the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Valerie Pafford, Piano & Kindermusik
Ms Pafford was born and raised in Illinois and began teaching piano in high school. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a piano concentration and minors in voice and organ and a Master of Church Music with an emphasis in child development. Although she was certified to teach K-12 music after college, Mrs. Pafford used her training to have a private piano studio and teach children's choirs while being a stay-at-home mom. In addition to teaching piano with the Academy, Mrs. Pafford also teaches class piano at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and is a free-lance pianist/organist in the Jacksonville area. She and her husband enjoy being active in the Deermeadows Music Ministry.