Resources



Boone County Youth Orchestra: The BCYO's artistic director is Barb Walters.

Grant Hodges (Lebanon) teaches guitar. Contact him at grantahodges1@gmail.com or text/call at 765 336 4070.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp: Nestled in the beautiful Manistee National Forest of Michigan's western lower peninsula, Blue Lake is a summer music camp with art, dance and theater programs. Talented young people come from all parts of the country and all walks of life. FMS teacher Bethany Walters toured Europe with the Blue Lake International Orchestra for two summers. Emily Walters toured Europe with the orchestra in 2011. Since 1969, members of the Walters family have attended Blue Lake for 20 sessions and 3 international tours. Why do we keep going back? Check the website, request a catalog and find out!

Grace Church: Family Music Studio's recitals and concerts are held here. Check it out!

Fine Arts Connection: Musician Bethany Daugherty is the owner of Fine Arts Connection. You can book lessons, performing ensembles, music for your wedding, and more in the greater Indianapolis area. Based in Indianapolis.

Knapp Music: Established company in Pittsboro, IN for instrument rentals (strings and wind) and purchase. Rentals start at only $17/month (violin). Rental instruments are of high quality. Owner Jim Knapp also does repairs at very reasonable rates.

Bonner Piano: Bob Bonner keeps my pianos in tune. He also maintains listings of pianos for sale. I advise that anyone thinking about buying a used piano have it checked by Bob first. You really don't want to haul home a piano that you later find out cannot be tuned properly or has a hidden crack. Call Bob first!

New World Youth Orchestras: This is a well organized group offering three orchestral opportunities for wind and string students - Concert, Philharmonic and Symphony. Orchestras perform at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis and other locales. The conductors are excellent. This is a great opportunity. Check the website for details.

Shar Music: This is where I buy some of my music and supplies.