Tennessee Arts Commission

Support the arts in Tennessee with a specialty arts plate. Funds from the plate provide arts programming in schools and nonprofits across the state, including the CYS.  LEARN MORE


ArtsBuild’s mission is to build a stronger community through the arts. Since 1969, ArtsBuild has served as a catalyst for the arts in our community, investing more than $74 million in arts organizations, arts programs and arts education. Throughout the past 50 years, the vision of our founders to build a stronger community through the arts has remained consistent. That vision includes creating access to the arts. We do this through grant-making, arts education initiatives, and arts advocacy.  LEARN MORE

Josh Holritz | Violin & Viola Lessons

Dr. Holritz offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons. Please contact him for further details at:


Kelsey Bentley | Horn Lessons

Kelsey Bentley is Acting Second Horn of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and the Fourth Horn of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. She currently offers both 30 and 60 minute private lessons. For more details and availability information, please email kelseyhbentley@gmail.com.

Taylor Brown | Double Bass Lessons

Taylor is available for double bass lessons and works with students of all ages in the greater Chattanooga area. Contact via email for scheduling and rates


Metiney Suwanawongse | Violin & Viola Lessons

Metiney Suwanawongse started her musical studies at a young age as a Suzuki violinist. A violist at heart, she "officially" switched instruments for graduate school. Primarily an orchestral player, she is currently a member of the viola sections of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Huntsville Symphony, and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras. As an educator she has served as faculty in the School of Music at Southern Illinois University, directed and coached various community and youth orchestras, and teaches violin and viola lessons from her private studio in Chattanooga.

Metiney Suwanawongse
Violin and Viola

Eric Reed | Cello Lessons

CSO Principal Cello Eric Reed currently teaches at Cadek Conservatory of Music in Chattanooga, TN and also provides private lessons to local students.

To learn more, contact ensreed@tvn.net.

Huthmaker Violins

FBC School of Fine Arts

The McCallie School (2)

Belvoir Christian Academy

Brainerd Baptist Church

Giant Steps Music Store

Signal Mountain Middle-High School