Performing Arts


Performing Arts

Shout for joy to the God of Jacob!
Raise a song; sound the tambourine,
the sweet lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon!

This year at Journey Christian Academy, students will have the wonderful opportunity to glorify God through learning a musical instrument! God's Word is full of commands to play musical instruments and to glorify Him in everything we do. For this reason and many others, learning to play a musical instrument can be a valuable experience for Christians of all ages and a lifelong tool for ministry. Classes and lessons in piano, strings, brass, wind, and percussion will be offered. Students will have the opportunity to hear these various instruments demonstrated at the beginning of the school year before registering. If you already know what instrument you would like to learn, you may register right away with the linked registration form and brochure.



The award winning pianist Mrs. Turley is an active chamber musician, accompanist, and teacher. She has earned B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, and Performers Certificate from Mannes College.

Scheduling will be arranged with each family.


Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Business Administration. She spent the last 25 years teaching piano and general music, and this is her third year directing the School of Performing Arts at RLCA. Stephanie has also worked at RLCA as the elementary music teacher, Upper School choir accompanist, and After School Choir director. Her private students consistently earn top ratings in DE State Music Teachers Association festivals, and many have decided to pursue music in college and as a career.

Scheduling will be arranged with each family.

Tall Oaks Instrumental ProgramTall Oaks Woodwinds and Percussion Instrumental Program


Anyone interested in pursuing flute can contact Stephanie Ferguson and she can help set you up with one of the fantastic RLCA flute teachers.

Scheduling will be arranged with each family.


Tall Oaks Strings Instrumental Program

TIM CARROLL •  • 609-313-0395 •

This fall commences the sixth year of the Tall Oaks string orchestra led by Mr. Carroll. Mr. Carroll is a full-time teacher and performer who has been working in and around the Tri- State area for well over a decade. He received his degrees in music education and violin performance from Temple University.Tall Oaks Strings Program Mr. Carroll ran the string orchestra program at Kingsway Regional High School for four years. In 2010, he resigned to serve the body of Christ by beginning string orchestras at several different Christian schools, including Tall Oaks.

  • Learn to play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, or double bass
  • Open to students 2nd-12th grade
  • Learn basic music theory
  • No experience necessary
  • Private lessons are also available
  • Students do not need to pick their instrument until after the instrument demonstration at the beginning of the year.

Group lessons: $70 a month.

Tall Oaks Brass Instrumental ProgramTall Oaks Brass Program

LISA DUNHAM •  • 302-479-9232

Mrs. Dunham received her musical training from the Eastman School of Music and Florida State University. She currently holds positions with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, OperaDelaware and Kennett Symphony; and has been teaching privately for more than ten years.

  • Choose from trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, or tuba
  • Open to 4th through 12th graders

For affordable group lessons and private lesson rates, please contact Lisa for more information.
Scheduling will be arranged with each family.