Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello

Mrs. Kathy Floyd includes material in technique, hymns, performance, and theory. As students progress, she adds standard classical material. 

String students use Essential Elements Series and the Suzuki Method. Fiddle songs and hymns are added to the student's repertoire. String students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble. 

Brass, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, and Percussions 

Mr. Walter Cazalas uses the Progressive Guitar Series for most fretted instruments, Mel Bay for Mandolin, Alfred's Drum Set Method, and Standard for Excellence with the Arban Method for Brass and Winds. CD's, DVD's, and recording techniques are used in conjunction with the texts. 

Mr. Cazalas' students are encouraged to make presentations in both winter and spring recitals, but not required. Many students have outside opportunities for performance through school, church, and civic activities. 

Mr. Cazalas is frequently available for short-term lessons to help band students prepare for auditions, Solo and Ensemble Festivals, as well as state competitions. 


In response to God’s command to play skillfully and shout for joy (Psalm 33:3), Cottage Hill Christian Academy has established the Cottage Hill Conservatory of Music. The Conservatory offers private lessons and class instruction in vocal and instrumental music. Our purpose is to train musicians to use their talents to glorify the Lord at school, home, church, and wherever God leads them to serve. The Conservatory is staffed by qualified Christian instructors who encourage students to fully develop their God given talents.

Lesson times and days are scheduled during and after school for elementary students and after school for high school students by each Conservatory Instructor. The monthly fee for this class is $65.00. There is also a one time $25.00 enrollment fee.


Walter Cazalas