Piano Lessons


Tate Addis – Piano and Organ Teacher

Tate Addis, piano and organ instructorTate received a Bachelor of Music (piano) degree from Wichita State University, and a Master of Music and Artist’s Certificate (piano) from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance under Robert Weirich. While in Kansas City, Tate served as organist at Second Presbyterian Church from 2008-2013. He graduated from Yale University’s School of Sacred Music in May of 2015 with a Master’s in Organ Performance. >>MORE


David Foster – Piano and Organ Teacher

David Foster, piano and organ instructor

David Foster holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University; all three degrees were in organ performance. He was a Fulbright scholar for two years, studying under Michael Schneider in Köln, Germany. David served as organist at First Baptist Church of Asheville for over thirty-seven years. >>MORE


Ko Eun (Grace) Lee – Piano Teacher

Grace Lee, piano teacher at AFTA South Korean native Ko Eun (Grace) Lee graduated with an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2015. She completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and the Post Master’s Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012. Dr. Lee received the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music in 2009. >>MORE


Clark Sorrells – Piano and Voice Teacher

Clark Sorrells, piano and voice instructionClark Sorrells holds a Bachelor of Music from Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee and a Master of Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Clark has taught private piano lessons and voice lessons for over 30 years. He is an accomplished performer in both disciplines, and a published composer of solo piano and choral works. Besides teaching music lessons at AFTA, Clark is Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Asheville. >>MORE


Karen Sorrells – Piano Teacher

Karen Sorrells, piano instructorKaren Sorrells is Director of AFTA as well as Associate Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Asheville where she leads and works with various choirs, as well as playing piano for worship. For several years, Karen has taught at the Fine Arts Summer Academy with the Annie Moses Band in Nashville, TN. Karen spends a lot of time working with children’s choir, but has also taught at the college level. She has taught private piano lessons for over 30 years. >>MORE


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