P.O. Box 1855  |  Martinsville IN 46151  |  Phone: 765-342-4880   


For Information on Music Lessons Contact Us


We have a list of professional, experienced music teachers, who are all independent contractors.

Guitar - Piano - Voice - Violin - Viola - Cello - Bass - Woodwinds - Brasswinds - Drums - Theory


Dennis E. Champlin

50+ years experience!  Weekly lessons (by audition) are 45-minutes within a 1-hour period = $25.

Guitar - Bass - Drums - Theory

(Pop - Rock - Country - Western - Folk - Gospel - Blues - Jazz)

Clinics & Workshops:

Praise & Worship Teams

Audio Technology Teams

Choir & Jazz Rhythm Sections

Consulting Services Available: Music & PA

Local # 3, Indianapolis, Indiana

Photo by "Erricka Jones Studio"


Musical Instrument Essential Criteria

In order for you to learn to play, you must have an instrument that is playable.  While it is not necessary to have a professional instrument, music educators have established minimum standards for beginner instruments.

1)   Can it be tuned properly, and remain reasonably well in tune?

2)   Can it be easily played, correctly and comfortably?

3)   Can it generate a pleasing musical response in the hands of the student musician?

4)   Is the instrument structurally sound, and will it stand up to normal handling and conditions over time?

5)   Do the manufacturer and dealer have a solid reputation regarding sales, service, repairs, and education?


Some samples of my lifetime musical career!

Flag Day





Kids Who Make Music Make Better Grades In School!

Researchers have found studying music can help students develop skills they will need for a wide variety of both "labor" and "professional" jobs, including disciplines such as "Science-Technology-Engineering-Math" ("STEM").

Music students also score dramatically higher on SAT and other college entrance tests than those who don’t study the "Performing Arts".  Do the smarter kids study music, or does music make them smarter?  Both!  Music is essential to a well-rounded education!  We call that "STEAM" ("Science-Technology-Engineering-ARTS-Math").

To Download WORD Document Click: STEM or STEAM