Lessons

At Kudzu Music, we have experienced, highly qualified instructors for piano, guitar, violin, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, and voice. Whether you are just beginning or want to improve your skills as a seasoned musician, our instructors can help you achieve your goals.

 


Diane Rydell – voice and piano

Diane and her husband, Stephen, are the previous owners of Rydell Music Center. She has taught piano and voice in Boone 27 years. She also taught piano and voice to students at Lees-McCrae College in Banner Elk for 9 years. Diane earned a Masters in Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in NYC and performed there several years. As the Music Director at Banner Elk Presbyterian, Diane is the organist/pianist, directs the Men’s Choir and the Handbell Choir. The church music program is very active and includes adults from 18 to 92 years of age. “Music has been and continues to be a way of life and sharing it through teaching is a joy and a blessing.”

Terri Miller -piano, music theory

Music has been a vital part of Terri’s life since the age of 6. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano and Music Therapy from West Texas A&M University and certification in Instrumental Music Education from Appalachian State University. She has over 40 years of teaching experience – including preschool music, church music directing and accompanying, middle school band and orchestra, and private piano. Terri loves sharing her passion for music and strives to pass it on to her students. She and her husband, Richard, are the owners of Kudzu Music.

Piano Lessons

Boone, NC

Jim Greene – guitar, banjo and harmonica

Jim Greene began his musical career at his Palatka Florida High School Senior Day. He performed an Elvis Presley impersonation of “Hound Dog”, complete with sideburns, cape and guitar. Well he lost the cape and sideburns, but the guitar has been a rock steady friend all these years, providing funds for college tuition and living allowances.

Jim has taught guitar for the last seven years at Kudzu Music of Boone. Learning how to play and perform in the times before the “internet” and YouTube, Jim is proud to be able to offer practical real lessons to make anyone a better player from beginner to advanced.



Cindy Tate – piano, music therapy

Cindy is a native of Burlington, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from ASU and has just completed her Master of Music Therapy degree at ASU. She is trained in the Suzuki Piano method, Music Together, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and has taught private and group piano lessons in Raleigh, Lenoir and Boone since 2000. Cindy currently provides music therapy services to school-aged children in Caldwell and Watauga counties and piano instruction to people of all ages and abilities. “I am especially interested in the healing nature of the arts. I feel that participation in music and arts provides a benefit that goes beyond the classroom, beyond the modality itself. Music is often a strength for the children I work with. I love that their musical ability provides them a way to share their voice with the world.”

 


 



Scott Faircloth—violin, viola, cello

Scott was born and raised in
Fayetteville, NC where he began
formal music study on the viola. He
is a senior Music Education major
under Dr. Eric Koontz. With over ten
years experience performing on
viola, he has also taught violin and
cello since 2014. His students have
ranged in ages from 6 to 60.
Scott has performed on violin and
viola with the Fayetteville Symphony
Orchestra and the Fayetteville
Magnolia String Quartet, as well as
weddings, churches, and on King
Street.
“I just really enjoy making music
accessible to everyone. Music is
about having fun as well as learning
something meaningful.”


Beth Jones—guitar, fiddle,
mandolin, banjo

Beth has been playing and
teaching music in the High
Country for many years. She
has played with many of the
areas finest musicians—as
well as being a soloist— at
concerts, festivals, recording
projects, and local eating establishments.
Folk, country, bluegrass, and
old-timey music are her favorite
genres and she enjoys using
time-worn favorites to
teach her students.
Beth delights in teaching
adults and loves seeing them
become confident, wellrounded
musicians.




 


































Not Pictured:

Dustin Hofsess – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, ukulele

Ruth Bullock – piano and voice, woodwinds and brass
Contact Us

kudzumusicboone@gmail.com

828.264.4765

Gateway Center
1542-C Hwy 421S
Boone, NC 28607

Monday thru Friday 10AM-7PM
Saturday 10AM-4PM